amanda_kelley.jpgBROCKTON, Mass. (AP) _ Three Marshfield residents have been convicted of assaulting and violating the civil rights of a black man who was beaten outside a house party more than three years ago.

A Superior Court jury on Monday returned the verdicts against 23-year-old Amanda Kelly, 21-year-old Christopher Bratlie and 25-year-old Kevin Shdeed.


A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

Prosecutors said the June 2008 attack was racially motivated. They said the victim, Tazaya Robinson of Boston, was beaten, kicked and stabbed while a group of people including the attackers shouted racial slurs.

Four other people pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the case.