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Last Man Charged in Beating of Black Man During Charlottesville Rally Pleads

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    Last Man Charged in Beating of Black Man During Charlottesville Rally Pleads
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    The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee stands behind a crowd of hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" during the "Unite the Right" rally, Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. After clashes with anti-fascist protesters and police, the rally was declared an unlawful gathering and people were forced out of the park. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    A Florida man charged for his role in the beating of a black man during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has entered an Alford plea. 

    Tyler Watkins Davis, 50, acknowledged prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him of malicious wounding without admitting guilt Friday, the Daily Progress reports.

    Davis was one of four charged in the Aug. 12, 2017, beating of DeAndre Harris. 

    Prosecutor Nina-Alice Antony said video shows Davis striking Harris in the head with a tire thumper, which resembles a club.

    Davis' attorney, Matthew L. Engle, didn't dispute Harris' injuries, but said he would have argued Davis acted in "imperfect self-defense" if the case had gone to trial. 

    The other three men charged have already been sentenced to prison. Davis faces up to 20 years when he's sentenced in August.

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