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Three suspects arrested for attack on Navajo man


Three white males have been arrested for attacking a Navajo man in what authorities say may be a hate crime.

John Winer, 18, C.L. Carney, 20, and Freddie Brooks, 20, are charged in connection with the beating of William Blackie, 46. The incident occurred in Farmington on June 4.

Two of the suspects admitted they took part in the beating and planned to rob Blackie. He said they had offered him a ride in their pickup if he would buy them some beer.

The three are charged with kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and aggravated battery.

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Three suspects arrested for possible hate crime (The Farmington Daily Times 6/19)

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