Jail Time for Brothers in Milligan Assault Case

September 27, 2013 Updated May 19, 2010 at 6:49 PM EDT

By Laura Gray

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September 27, 2013 Updated May 19, 2010 at 6:49 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) --- Both teens were denied youthful offender status and sentenced to 6 years in prison for the gang assault charge that landed another teen in the hospital.
19 year old Brian Milligan was kicked, punched, and hit with a rock last August at the corner of Genesee and Floss.
Milligan had just walked his girlfriend home and was returning to his grandmother's house when 18 year old Donte Lee, 16 year old Antoine Blackmon, and a 12 year old cousin attacked Milligan.
He suffered severe injuries to his head and jaw. His family originally wanted the attack investigated as a hate crime. They believe Milligan was beat up because he is white and his girlfriend is black.
Blackmon and Lee apologized to Milligan in court. An attorney for both teens placed the majority of blame on the 12 year old cousin. He is charged as a youthful offender in family court. Milligan says he's pleased with the sentence.