Gay Man Severely Beaten With A Bike Lock Because Of His Sexualtiy
A California man is set to face felony assault charges following a hate crime attack in which he severely beat another man with a bike lock after finding out the man’s sexuality.
via Mercury News
A San Mateo man faces hate crime charges after he fractured a b*se*ual man’s skull, jaw and a rib with bike lock during a fight sparked by the victim’s sexual orientation, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Santos Manuel Marquez-Montiagudo (pictured above) was in San Mateo County Superior Court on Thursday facing three felony assault charges, which each carry hate crime allegations.
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Marquez-Montiagudo learned of the 55-year-old victim was attracted to both men and women when they met up with a friend at a taqueria on July 20 in San Mateo.
To make matters worse, the attacker justified his savage behavior by saying that he isolated the other man because he “did not want people to think he was gay also.”
As the trio left to have drinks elsewhere, the suspect allegedly told the victim not to walk with him.
Marquez-Montiagudo,who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, said didn’t want people to think he was also “gay,” Wagstaffe said.
When the victim refused to leave, a fight broke out with the suspect. Prosecutors said Marquez-Montiagudo grabbed a U-shaped lock from his bike and beat the man badly enough that he had to be rushed to the hospital. He survived his injuries, but was left with a fractured skull, jaw, orbital bone and rib.
Regardless of how you feel about another person’s lifestyle, attacking them like this should never be the move. SMH.
This fool is delusional.
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