Facebook Live hate crime defendant back in jail for suspected Facebook use

  • Brittany Covington

    Brittany Covington

Updated 5/5/2018 7:11 AM

Using Facebook has again gotten a Chicago woman thrown in jail.

Brittany Covington, 19, was sentenced to probation and released from jail six months ago after pleading guilty to hate crime charges as one of four defendants accused of assaulting a Crystal Lake man.


But her plea deal also included a four-year ban on using social media.

Covington rose to internet infamy in early 2017 after livestreaming video of co-defendants Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper and her older sister, Tanishia Covington, as they taunted the then 18-year-old friend of Hill's with racially tinged insults. The attackers are black and the Crystal Lake man is white.

Brittany Covington was taken into custody last week after software installed on her cellphone detected someone logging into a Facebook app from the device.

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