- Associated Press - Saturday, October 1, 2016

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A teenager who punched a man in an unprovoked street corner attack that was captured on video has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Kristian Gonzalez apologized to the victim during his sentencing Friday. He had pleaded guilty in August to aggravated assault.

The 18-year-old Paterson resident was 17 when the attack occurred. He initially was charged as a juvenile, but the case was moved to adult court.

Gonzalez punched the 37-year-old victim in December 2015 as the man walked to a Paterson bodega. The victim was seriously injured but has recovered.

Authorities launched an investigation after a video of the assault surfaced online.

A 16-year-old boy who allegedly encouraged Gonzalez and also recorded the attack is charged with aggravated assault and endangering an injured victim. His case is pending in juvenile court.

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