couple found guilty in racially motivated attack

This news is from a month ago, but I wanted to follow up on this hate crime that happened a couple of years ago. In El Dorado County, California, a white couple has been convicted in federal court in racially motivated attack on an Indian immigrant: Older Couple Guilty In Beating Of Indian Man.
Prosecutors say 56-year-old Joseph Silva and his 52-year-old wife, Georgia, yelled racial slurs at Vishal Wadhwa and his wife on a Lake Tahoe beach in July 2007. When Wadhwa went to call 911, they attacked him, kicking him in the head several times.

The victim suffered broken bones in his face and has lingering sensory and focus complications.

A jury found the Silvas guilty Thursday of interfering with Wadhwa's right to enjoy public facilities because of his race or national origin.

The couple previously pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and battery in El Dorado County Superior Court. Georgia Silva was sentenced to a year in jail and Joseph Silva to six months.
I previously posted about this attack here. Just another Sunday afternoon in the park. As the article notes, the beating broke bones in Wadhwa's face, and he still suffers several sensory and focus complications. And Georgia and Joseph Silva get a year and six months in jail, respectively. Is that justice?

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