Three men believed to be white supremacists pleaded guilty and were sentenced Friday for the stabbing and attempted murder of a Latino man in Huntington Beach.
Bret MacDonald Hicks, 30, of Riverside, Michael Aaron Powell, 21, of Anaheim, and Brian Charles Hanson, 27, of Santa Ana, pleaded guilty to one felony count each of attempted murder, aggravated assault and hate crime battery causing injury with a sentencing enhancement for committing a hate crime with others, according to court documents.
Hicks was sentenced to 10 years, Powell to five years and Hanson to 11 years and eight months in state prison. A fourth co-defendant, Erin Lee Brooks, 25, of Costa Mesa, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and hate crime battery causing injury. She is expected to begin a pre-trial hearing in January, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office.