Texas man sentenced to 25 years for attacking 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 news release from the Justice Department . Jose Gomez III, of Midland , pleaded guilty in March 2020 to three counts of committing a hate crime, according to the release. He was sentenced Thursday. According to facts Gomez admitted to in his plea , he entered a Sam’s Club in Midland behind an Asian family with young children. He said he’d never seen them before but thought they...