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NY’s Joshua Holts Gets 4 Years In Jail For Bar Bashing, But No Hate Crime Attachment

After being found guilty of second-degree assault in July, Joshua Holts, 26, was today sentenced to four years in prison for attacking 47-year-old Scott Wright outside a bar near Buffalo in 2008, which left him requiring four surgeries to repair damage to his eye and face. Another procedure is scheduled for next month.

The entire episode was caught on surveillance tape and shows Holts viciously beating Wright.

Holts, who apologized in court for being too drunk during the attack, allegedly hurled anti-gay slurs at his victim the entire time, but Judge Thomas Franczyk didn’t believe there was enough concrete evidence to add a hate crime charge.