Texas man sentenced to 25 years for assaulting Asian family he thought caused COVID

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A 21-year-old man will spend 25 years in prison on hate crime charges after attacking an Asian family he believed to be responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Justice Department press release. Jose Gomez III, of Midland, pleaded guilty to three charges in March 2020 of committing a hate crime, according to the release. He was convicted on Thursday. According to the facts Gomez admitted in his plea, he entered a Sam’s Club in Midland behind an Asian family with young children. He said he had never seen them before but thought they were a “threat” because they...