Sentenced to 8 years in beating of disabled teen on Facebook Live

Sentenced to 8 years in beating of disabled teen streamed on Facebook Live. See story here. https://wgntv.com/2018/07/09/man-sentenced-to-8-years-in-beating-of-disabled-teen-streamed-on-facebook-live/

A man involved in the beating of a mentally disabled Chicago man that was streamed on Facebook Live pleaded guilty on Thursday, according the state’s attorney.

Jordan Hill, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of a hate crime, according to Tandra Simonton, chief communications officer for the Cook County State’s Attorney office. Both crimes are felonies. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, Simonton said.

Hill and three other suspects — Tesafaye Cooper, Brittany Covington and Tanishia Covington — were charged in early 2017 after they livestreamed video of the torture of a special-needs teen on Facebook.

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