Sacto 9-1-1
February 16, 2012
Second man pleads no contest in videotaped attack

A second defendant pleaded no contest today to the videotaped attack on a mentally ill woman outside a south Sacramento donut shop.

Donnell Damone Wade, 19, entered his plea in front of Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Frawley to a single count of participating in a gang-related event.

Under the terms of a plea deal, Wade will be placed on three years probation and can be sentenced to no more than a year in county jail. He has been in custody since Nov. 13. Wade is scheduled to be sentenced March 23 by Judge Kevin J. McCormick.

Another defendant in the case, Rasaan Ali Zawadi, 21, entered his no contest plea last week. Zawadi will be sentenced on March 1. Under the terms of his plea deal, Zawadi is expected to be placed on probation, ordered to stay away from the site of the attack and directed to obtain services for himself from the Alta Regional Center for the developmentally disabled. Zawadi also is expected to be sentenced to the four months he's already served in jail plus 60 more days of electronic monitoring.

The videotaped assault on the woman apparently was taken by friends of the two defendants. It first showed Zawadi pummeling the woman before she chased him down a strip mall sidewalk where she came face-to-face with Wade. The 216-pound Wade, nicknamed "Fatty" according to his jail information, then took his turn assaulting her and knocked her to the ground with a left hook.

The attacks on the woman took place in front of Eric's Donuts on Mack Road, a purported gang hangout, according to police and prosecutors.

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