Man sentenced to 9 years in beating of disabled teen streamed on Facebook Live

Man Sentenced to Prison in Torture Beating of Disabled Chicago Teen Streamed Live on Facebook

Man sentenced to 9 years in beating of disabled teen streamed on Facebook Live
Man sentenced to 9 years in beating of disabled teen streamed on Facebook Live

Jordan Hill, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of a hate crime, according to Cook County state’s attorney Tandra Simonton.

Hill and three other suspects – Tesafaye Cooper, Brittany Covington and Tanishia Covington – were charged in early 2017 after they livestreamed video of the torture of a special-needs teen on Facebook.

Hill is the third of the four co-defendants to be sentenced.

According to CNN affiliate WBBM, Brittany and Tanishia Covington also pleaded guilty.

Last year, Brittany Covington was sentenced to four years of probation, WBBM reported, and Tanishia Covington was sentenced to three years in prison in April.

CNN has reached out to an attorney for Hill for comment.

CORRECTION: A headline on an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the length of the sentence given to Jordan Hill.


Man Sentenced to Prison in Torture Beating of Disabled Chicago Teen Streamed Live on Facebook

Man Sentenced to Prison in Torture Beating of Disabled Chicago Teen Streamed Live on Facebook

A man involved in the beating of a mentally disabled Chicago man that was streamed on Facebook Live pleaded guilty on Thursday, according the state’s attorney.

Jordan Hill, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of a hate crime, according to Cook County state’s attorney Tandra Simonton.

Hill and three other suspects – Tesafaye Cooper, Brittany Covington and Tanishia Covington – were charged in early 2017 after they livestreamed video of the torture of a special-needs teen on Facebook.

The video also raised ethical questions for Facebook and its platform’s livestreaming capabilities.

Hill is the third of the four co-defendants to be sentenced.

According to CNN affiliate WBBM, Brittany and Tanishia Covington also pleaded guilty.

Last year, Brittany Covington was sentenced to four years of probation, WBBM reported, and Tanishia Covington was sentenced to three years in prison in April.

Man sentenced to 8 years in beating of disabled teen streamed on Facebook Live

Man sentenced to 8 years in beating of disabled teen streamed on Facebook Live

CHICAGO – A man involved in the beating of a mentally disabled Chicago man that was streamed on Facebook Live pleaded guilty on Thursday, according the state’s attorney.

Jordan Hill, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of a hate crime, according to Cook County state’s attorney Tandra Simonton.

He was sentenced to eight years in prison, Simonton said.

Hill and three other suspects – Tesafaye Cooper, Brittany Covington and Tanishia Covington – were charged in early 2017 after they livestreamed video of the torture of a special-needs teen on Facebook.

Hill is the third of the four co-defendants to be sentenced.

According to CNN affiliate WBBM, Brittany and Tanishia Covington also pleaded guilty.

Last year, Brittany Covington was sentenced to four years of probation, WBBM reported, and Tanishia Covington was sentenced to three years in prison in April.

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Man sentenced to 9 years in beating of disabled teen streamed on Facebook Live
Man Sentenced to Prison in Torture Beating of Disabled Chicago Teen Streamed Live on Facebook
Man sentenced to 8 years in beating of disabled teen streamed on Facebook Live
Man sentenced to 8 years in beating of disabled teen streamed on Facebook Live

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