Man pleads no contest to punching Black woman, yelling racial slurs in viral Akron assault

Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 9:50 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 10:09 AM EDT
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The 27-year-old Kent man caught on video punching a Black woman and yelling racial slurs, pleaded no contest in Akron Municipal Court Wednesday morning to one count of assault and one count of disorderly conduct.

Andrew Walls was originally charged with two counts of assault and one count of possessing weapons while intoxicated for the Feb. 27 attack in Highland Square.

The victim, Cameron Morgan, told police she heard racial slurs, including the N-word, were being yelled and told him to stop it.

Walls then yelled more slurs and punched Morgan in the face.

Others tackled Walls after the punch was swung.

Morgan suffered a split lip and bruising and sought medical attention before Akron police arrived.

The assault was captured on video and shared widely on social media platforms.

WARNING: The video and language is graphic.

I’m devastated right now. My 23-year-old daughter Cameron, who wouldn’t hurt anyone and has a heart of gold, was sucker...

Posted by David Lee Morgan Jr. on Sunday, February 27, 2022

The video on social media is how Walls was identified.

Walls will be sentenced by Akron Municipal Court Annalisa Williams on Oct. 21.

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