Video prompts guilty plea

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Computer-enhanced videotape of a truck-driver's beating during last year's Los Angeles riots helped persuade a man to plead guilty to assault and robbery charges, AP reports from Los Angeles. Gary Williams, 34, entered his plea on Tuesday, moments before the start of his trial. He was accused of attacking another motorist and going through the truck-driver's pockets. News helicopters carried live coverage of the April 1992 attacks, showing Mr Denny being pulled from his truck and beaten. In exchange for his plea, Williams will be sentenced to three years in prison rather than six.