man sentenced to 22 years for hate crime attack

This week, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge sentenced 28-year-old Aaron Mark Duggan to 22 years in prison for a vicious hate crime attack on an Asian man last year: San Dimas hate crime perp gets 22 years for attack on Asian man.

The attack occurred on April 22, 2008, on the track of a junior high school in San Dimas, California. The victim, Yoon Sun, was stabbed in the back and ear. According to news reports from last year, Duggan shouted racial epithets and "White Power" while stabbing Sun.

Duggan was arrested shortly after the attack and held on a probation violation stemming from an assault conviction in San Luis Obispo County in September 2004. He was charged with the San Dimas attack on March 13, 2008, and remained in custody on $1.12 million bond.

Duggan was charged with attempted voluntarily manslaughter, with additional enhancements because it was a hate crime, he used a knife, and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury on the victim. More here: Man sentenced 22 years for San Dimas hate crime.

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