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Oklahoma men charged with hate crime in beating of black man


SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Two white men have been charged with a hate crime in the beating of a black man outside of a central Oklahoma music venue last month.

Court records show Brandon Wayne Killian, 28, and Devan Nathaniel Johnson, 24, were charged Friday with aggravated assault and battery, conspiracy and malicious intimidation, which is Oklahoma's hate crimes statute, in connection with the June 22 attack on Jarric DeShawn Carolina, 36, in the parking lot outside the BrickHouse Saloon in Shawnee, about 35 miles (60 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City.

Each of the defendants repeatedly shou...

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