A White man said, ‘Black lives don’t matter,’ and then broke a Black teen’s jaw with a bike lock, federal prosecutors say

Mouat, 42, then grabbed a bike lock and struck Freelon, 18, in the face, said several witnesses. The blow knocked out several of Freelon’s teeth and shattered his jaw.

Federal prosecutors charged Mouat on Tuesday with a hate crime for “willfully causing bodily injury to an African-American teenager because of the teenager’s race.” If convicted, Mouat faces up to 10 years in prison.

The case is the latest hate-crime charge filed by federal prosecutors this year against White suspects…

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