BALTIMORE, Md. - Like many fishermen at Fort Armistead Park, James Privott had finished casting his lines and was packing up to head home with his wife when three men approached.
28-year old Calvin Lockner beat him about the head with a stick and stole his Chevy Tahoe unaware that it was equipped with LoJack, which would lead police to his door.
The self-professed white supremacist, who idolized Adolph Hitler, told police he didn’t like black people, and now he’s learned the punishment for the hate crime.
"Judge Williams sentenced Calvin Lockner to the 31 years in prison today," said City State’s Attorney Spokesman Joseph Sviatko outside the Mitchell Courthouse.
Sviatko says 30 years is the penalty for the armed carjacking, which will run concurrently with convictions for the assault and hate crime.
Lockner will serve an additional year for assaulting a correctional officer---throwing a cup full of urine and feces into his face while he was behind bars.
The 77-year old victim of the beating suffered a fractured eye socket, temporary blindness and missing teeth, but survived the attack.
"There was a statement read in court this morning by the defendant's attorney in which he did express some regret,” said Sviatko, “He asked for forgiveness through the written statement that was read by his attorney... asking for forgiveness, hoping that his life could be turned around and hoping that Mr. Privott's life can continue in a peaceful manner, and you can take that for what it's worth."
Another defendant, Zachary Watson, has his trial postponed Monday, because his attorney is tied up with the ongoing trial for three men accused of killer former city councilman Ken Harris.