Faced with incontrovertible video evidence of his guilt, a Missouri man has pleaded guilty to the vicious sucker-punching of a child, an unprovoked attack for which he will serve seven years in state prison, records show.

Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News

The 205-pound convicted felon who sucker-punched a 12-year-old boy on a Cape Girardeau, Mo., street corner last summer has been sentenced to seven years in prison, the Smoking Gun reported Thursday.

The ugly wallop was caught on video in July 2020 and caused an outrage.

It showed the victim and two pals listening to music when an SUV pulls up near them.

Man seen punching boy turns himself in

Cedric Moore, 28, can be seen exiting the vehicle, sneaking up behind a boy who’s practicing dance moves, and decking him with a vicious right hook.

Moore then runs back to the vehicle where he was a passenger and makes his getaway.

Convicted Felon Sucker Punches 12-y-o Boy

The bloodied boy, identified as Ethan Hagler, was treated at a hospital following the attack.

Moore reportedly pleaded guilty to the pummeling earlier this month.

He was on probation for a 2019 felony domestic assault when he slugged Hagler.

The Smoking Gun said that Moore was also sentenced to four years incarceration for violating the terms of that deal. The sentences will run concurrent.




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