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In recent months, stories have abounded regarding generally black young men targeting unsuspecting whites with a sucker punch meant to knock the victim out cold. The so-called “knockout game” is nothing new, however, as the family of 20-year-old Colton Gleason could tragically attest.
After initially pleading not guilty, the callous teen ultimately confessed, attempting to portray the entire incident as an accident. He was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to a 10-year sentence for taking the life of a young man with his entire life ahead of him.
With good behavior, he could be out of prison by the time he is 23.
Gleason’s father, John, said that his family has “been given a life sentence by this cowardice attack and murder of our son.”
While his attacker will be a free man in his 20s, Gleason said “our son is gone forever.”
Read the full story at Western Journalism.
Growing Up Bronx