A white supremacist who goes by the nickname “Hitler” pleaded guilty Wednesday in the unprovoked beating of a black fisherman in a Baltimore park.
Calvin E. Lockner, 29, agreed to a 31-year prison term and will be sentenced Monday, said Joseph Sviatko, a spokesman for the Baltimore state’s attorney’s office. He pleaded guilty to charges including armed carjacking and first-degree assault.
Lockner and two teenagers beat James Privott, 77, and stole his car in August 2009 while he was fishing, according to police and prosecutors. Privott was beaten with a baseball bat and suffered a broken eye socket and lost two teeth. One of his attackers yelled racial slurs, and Lockner told police the attack wouldn’t have happened if Privott had been white.
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Lockner belongs to white supremacist groups and has a tattoo of Adolf Hitler on his midsection, and police said the Nazi leader’s was his nickname.