CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (WTXF) - A man who was caught on camera punching a man with disabilities outside of a local 7-Eleven was in court Wednesday, where he was expected to plead guilty. Instead, the case may now be heading to trial.
Barry Baker Jr., was arrested and charged in the incident back in May, after security cameras captured the moment he mocked a disabled man for the way he walked, and then sucker punched the man in the face.
The victim was in court on Wednesday, where Baker was expected to plead guilty. Instead, once in court, Baker claimed there was more to the story.
In court, Baker admitted to hitting the victim but now claims an earlier confrontation between he and the victim took place at a popular bar in West Chester. Baker claims that confrontation prompted the assault later that night.
The judge sent the case to trial beginning on Monday. Meanwhile, Baker remains in custody at the Chester County jail.
If convicted he could face up to two years in prison for the assault and could face more time for a violation of probation.