Man accused of racially motivated attack receives mixed conviction

(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man accused of a racially motivated attack on a local business owner was acquitted of assault with a racial bias, but convicted of harassment with a racial bias in Olmsted County Court.

Robinson was also convicted of 2nd-degree assault after swinging a hammer at the victim, Gudalupe Martinez’s head, and of another count of harassment–second violation in 10 years.

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Brady Robinson was arrested for the assault in May of this year, near Martinez’s new place of business on 4th Street SE.

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According to court documents, Robinson yelled slurs at Martinez, accused him of raping children, and told him to “go back to his own country.”

According to Moilanen, the victim attempted to reason with Robinson, then took a drink from a water bottle in his hand. As he did, Robinson swung a hammer in his hand and hit the water bottle out of his hand.

He originally pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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Robinson’s sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 10, 2022.