The man being charged with a federal hate crime tonight in connection with a "knockout" assault appeared in court today.
27-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett was charged for allegedly punching an elderly black man in the face, an attack that authorities say was racially motivated.
The victim suffered two jaw fractures and was hospitalized for several days. CNN's Margaret Conley has the latest details.
We also spoke to the victim's lawyer, who explains why his client wants to remain anonymous.