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Man gets 4 years for attacking woman because of her race

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Posted at 5:12 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 19:12:32-04

DENVER- A man who admitted to attacking a woman because of her race was sentenced to four years in prison.

The victim and her friends were walking on South Broadway Street near East Mississippi Avenue around 2 a.m. on July 25, 2015 when 28-year-old Christopher Derby attacked.

She needed stitches for a laceration she suffered in the attack.

Derby pleaded guilty to a committing a bias-motivated crime. 

He apologized for his actions in court on Monday when he was sentenced to four years in prison.

That was the maximum sentence possible under the plea agreement.

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