Would the resulting sentence been the same?...I doubt it Texas man who targeted African-American senior for knockout gets six years for hate crime: officials BY Tobias Salinger NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, October 17, 2015, 3:06 AM A A A Share this URL Harris County Sheriff's Office Conrad Alvin Barrett, 29, was sentenced to nearly six years of federal prison for a racially-motivated attack on a Texas senior in November 2013, according to the U.S. Justice Department. A Houston-area man who targeted an African-American senior for a knockout was sentenced on Friday to almost six years in federal prison, officials said. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 29, punched a 79-year-old man to the ground in Katy, Texas, in November 2013 in a hate crime he carried out with his cell phone camera rolling, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The vicious blow from the white Texan fractured Roy Coleman’s jaw in two places, KPRC-TV reported. The video shows Barrett laughing and saying “Knockout!” as he fled to his car, officials said. He was arrested hours later when he showed off the video to an off-duty police officer. Barrett pleaded guilty to the racially-motivated assault in June. Prosecutors said the footage of the attack starts with Barrett driving around a mall and asking the camera, “The plan is to see if I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised?” A few moments later, he got out of his vehicle, asked Coleman, “How’s it going, man?”, and then sucker-punched him, according to court records cited by the Houston Chronicle. The punch mirrors those of other examples of the so-called “knockout game.” Videos Barrett filmed earlier in the day show him saying the n-word and commenting that black people “haven't fully experienced the blessing of evolution,” the newspaper reported. U.S. District Judge Gray Miller sentenced Barrett on Friday to 71 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, along with a $2,000 restitution fine. Federal prosecutors had charged him under the 2009 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. “The defendant committed this shocking and violent assault against this vulnerable elderly man simply because he was African-American,” the head of DOJ’s civil rights division, Vanita Gupta, said in a statement. Gupta pledged that the DOJ “will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the rights of victims of violent crimes are vindicated.” A lawyer for Coleman welcomed news of the sentencing Friday but mentioned that Coleman “still needs some justice on the civil side” in his pending civil suit against Barrett, according to KPRC. Barrett may face more time behind bars because a Fort Bend County grand jury indicted him on injury to an elderly person charges. A lawyer for Barrett, who is bipolar, attributed the attack to his “grandiose ideations” and “alcohol abuse” during the trial, the Chronicle reported. Medical examiners judged Barrett competent to stand trial.