The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday released cellphone footage showing a 79-year-old black man being punched by a white man who was laughing, and ultimately charged with a federal hate crime.
In the video, depicting the November 2013 incident, Conrad Alvin Barrett can be heard narrating his crime, CNN reports.
“The plan is to see if I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised,” Barrett says while driving.
Moments later, the camera - shot from Barrett’s point of view - shows him exiting the vehicle and approaching then-79-year-old Roy Coleman.
“How you doing? Yeah? Yeah?” Barrett says to Coleman before punching him on camera.
Coleman then falls to the ground and Barrett says “knockout” while chuckling and walking away.
Barrett, now 29, was sentenced to almost six years in prison last month after pleading guilty to a federal hate crime charge. He also faces three years of supervised released and has been ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution.
The bizarre encounter left Coleman with a broken jaw, but also emotional trauma as his daughter tells CNN it brought back memories of racism he endured as a child.
"He's 81. So you know it goes way back and you know, emotionally he's just like, I think he's kind of like broken,” Donna McNeal said on Saturday.
Coleman was hospitalized after the assault, which badly affected his speech, and he now lives with McNeal because she says he is no longer able to take care of himself.
"I was totally devastated,” McNeal said of the attack. “It just broke my heart."
McNeal says she has forgiven Barrett for the incident, but that her father has not been the same since.
Her heart also goes out to Barrett’s family.
"Because they're hurting just like we're hurting. They're hurting because they've lost their son. Well I'm hurting because he injured my father and I've lost half of my dad,” McNeal said.
CNN contributed to this report.