Kane Millsaps, a 16-year-old Arkansas teen who brutally sucker punched a 12-year-old while wearing brass knuckles, could face up to 20 years in prison, according to Fox 16.
A discomfiting video of the incident, in which Millsaps can be seen punching the 12-year-old boy, was uploaded on LiveLeak soon after the incident and quickly gained thousands of views. Viewers were left dumbfounded not only by the severity of the incident itself, but also by the fact that a 16-year-old would punch someone much younger than him so needlessly. Now, Millsaps, who has been charged with first-degree battery, is set to be tried as an adult and could face up to 20 years in prison, according to The Daily Star.
One of the shorter versions of the video — 23 seconds in length — shows Millsaps swearing at the camera before flaunting a set of brass knuckles on his left hand. He then walks up behind his victim, who is chatting with his friends while standing on a skateboard, and punches him right in the face. The boy collapses immediately and attempts to save himself from the unprovoked attack. But despite him being in obvious pain, Kane Millsaps continues to punch his victim, till the point when one of his friends pulls him away from the 12-year-old kid.
Ever since the video emerged online, viewers have been shocked by the rashness, as well as the stupidity, of Millsaps’ actions, with many even going on to say that he deserves to get the maximum prison sentence for his actions.