2 Men Sentenced In Filmed LA Freeway Beating

Two men who were caught on a cellphone video kicking a motionless motorist on a Los Angeles freeway have pleaded no contest and been sentenced.

City News Service reports 22-year-old David Mendez and 27-year-old Edras Ramirez were sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, 45 days of freeway cleanup service and 36 anger management sessions.

Cellphone video footage showed the two fighting the beaten motorist, Jerry Patterson, and leaving him lying on the freeway. That same footage captured the license plate, allowing authorities to find the driver.

The men turned themselves in after this (violent) footage circulated in local media.

(Associated Press)

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