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Four charged in videotaped St. Patrick's Day beating in Baltimore enter guilty pleas

Aaron Parsons CBS Baltimore

(CBS/AP) BALTIMORE - Prosecutors say four people charged in the videotaped beating of a Virginia man on St. Patrick's Day weekend in Baltimore have pleaded guilty in connection with the attack.

Twenty-one-year-old Shatia Baldwin and 20-year-old Aaron Parsons both pleaded guilty to robbery on Monday. Nineteen-year-old Deangelo Carter and 20-year-old Shayona Davis pleaded guilty to second-degree assault.

In the video, Parsons approaches a man behind him. A rowdy crowd gathers and it appears Parsons grabs something from the victim, who shoves his hand away. A few seconds later, Parsons hits the man. After the victim falls down, others kick and hit him, before stripping him of all his clothes as bystanders laugh.

Parsons was sentenced to one year in jail. Carter and Davis were sentenced to time served.

According to CBS Baltimore, Parson's defense attorney Warren Brown says his client "offered an apology to both the victim and the city" because "he knows he brought disrepute to the city, considering this went viral and cast a negative image of the city."

Meanwhile, Baldwin will be sentenced on Dec. 7.

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