Another day, another hate crime.
69-Year-Old Married Man Murdered In Anti-Gay Attack
Men who are secure in their manhood don’t kill other men who blow kisses.
According to The NY Daily News
A day laborer who allegedly says he murdered an elderly man because because he made a pass at him was blasted Tuesday as a stone-cold liar by the victim’s grieving widow.
Steven Torres, 22, told detectives he stabbed Ever Orozco, 69, because he was offended during a chance encounter on a Jackson Heights street Monday afternoon, police sources said.
“He (Torres) said the victim was blowing kisses to him. That’s what set him off,” a source said.
Torres also claimed Orozco touched himself, sources said.
But widow Alba Orozco, 64, said Torres got her husband all wrong.
“He loved women,’’ she said, showing off a photo of him celebrating his 65th birthday.
“This man who did this to him is a liar.”
The couple met in Colombia and married 15 years ago. The retired mechanic left behind two sons, Jeffrey, 38, and Harvin, 34, from a previous marriage.
Torres underwent a psychiatric exam at Elmhurst Hospital and is awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court. He has no previous arrest record.
The confessed killer’s claim that Orozco had greeted his glance with a come-on was met with skepticism by detectives due to the fact Torres has also taken responsibility for stabbing a co-worker whom he says blew kisses at him at a construction site in Greenwich Village on Sept. 12.
Sad. Our prayers are definitely with Orozco’s family. SMH @ ol’ boy using folks blowing kisses as a reason to shank people!!!