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A 23-year-old Fresno man is on trial, accused of punching a bearded man wearing a turban and a robe in December and later bragging that he beat up a terrorist.
Police say the victim, Amrik Singh Bal, actually was a peaceful, 68-year-old Sikh man headed to work.
Daniel Coronel Wilson Jr., is charged in Fresno County Superior Court with felony assault in connection with the Dec. 26, 2015 beating of Bal. He also faces a hate crime allegation because police contend Bal was targeted because he wore traditional Sikh clothing.
Lopez, Pablo. “Fresno man on trial for beating a Sikh, thinking victim was ISIS”. The Fresno Bee. 24 October 2016.