Two who filmed Pontiac beating of disabled man sentenced to prison
Pontiac — Two Pontiac men who filmed their beating of a handicapped man and posted the video to Facebook could spend up to the next 20 years in prison for the attack.
Shaheed Bey and Nikey Walker, both 20 years old, were charged with home invasion, unarmed robbery and assault with intent to do great bodily harm in the Nov. 29 incident in the Phoenix Place apartments. Both men pleaded no contest to the charges and were sentenced by Oakland Circuit Judge Shalina Kumar.
Bey was sentenced to a minimum of eight years in prison for the home invasion and armed robbery and seven years for the assault.
Walker was sentenced to six to 20 years for the home invasion, six to 15 years for unarmed robbery and four to 10 years for the assault.
The victim — a 23-year-old man with cerebral palsy — was found bleeding and badly beaten lying in the hallway in front of his apartment. The victim said he knew his attackers, who stole his cellphone. When the man tried to follow them in the building they beat him in a stairway, punching him in the head and kicking and spitting on him.
The pair filmed the assault and posted the video on the victim’s Facebook page as well as their own personal pages.
Walker has past convictions for unlawful driving away an automobile and Bey for felony larceny, trespassing, possession of stolen property, possession of controlled substances and resisting arrest.