Second man sentenced in racially-charged beating of West Seattle teen

Jonathan Baquiring, 21, was sentenced to just under six years in prison by Judge Carol Schapira at the King County Courthouse on March 4.

Baquiring pled guilty to first degree robbery and malicious harassment (Washington State’s hate crime statute) for a May 2010 attack on then 16-year-old Shane McClellan in Highland Park.

Ahmed Mohamed, 22, also pled guilty in the attack and received a sentence of just under six years on Jan. 21, 2010.

McClellan, who is white, was attacked and tortured on a set of stairs on the corner of Holden s.w. and 14th Ave s.w. over four hours by the two men, one African American (Mohamed) and one Pacific Asian (Baquiring). The attack received national attention as a hate crime since one of the attackers screamed racial slurs about McClellan being white while he was beaten.

For more background on this story, please check out these Herald stories:
One of Shane McClellan’s attackers pleads guilty, gets just under six years behind bars for West Seattle attack

Father of West Seattle hate crime victim reflects on first sentencing

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