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Two Oklahoma men indicted on hate crime charges in assault outside bar

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(NEW YORK) — Two Oklahoma men were indicted by a federal grand jury after authorities accused them of committing hate crimes in connection with an alleged assault against two people outside of a bar in 2019.

The two-count indictment in the Western District of Oklahoma alleges that Brandon Killian and Devan Johnson “willfully caused bodily injury to two victims” because one of them was a Black man, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

The assaults occurred in the parking lot of a bar in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in June 2019, the Justice Department said in a press release.

If convicted, Killian and Johnson each could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000, according to the release.

An attorney for Killian did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment. Information for Johnson’s attorney was not immediately available.

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