Only days after a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida, the judge in a hate-crime murder case in New York invoked the massacre on Tuesday as he sentenced a man to 40 years to life in prison. The defendant, Elliot Morales, 36, was convicted in March of murder as a hate crime for killing Mark Carson, a gay black man, in the West Village in Manhattan three years ago, after spewing homophobic invectives at the victim and his companion. Kirke Bartley Jr. Morales was convicted after a two-week trial during which he represented himself, assuming the dual roles of defendant and defense lawyer.
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A second defendant was found guilty yesterday of manslaughter as a hate crime for his role in luring a gay Brooklyn man to his death last year. The defendant, Anthony Fortunato, 21, was one of three men charged with murder as a hate crime in an attack on Michael J. Sandy, 29, who was lured from his Williamsburg apartment to a secluded beach in Sheepshead Bay known as a meeting place for gay sex on Oct. At the beach, Mr.
It began Wednesday following a series of delays that occurred over the past five years. Ramirez was evaluated after his competency fell into question, and Riverside County District Attorney's office spokesman John Hall said two court-appointed experts had different opinions on whether Ramirez should stand trial. Thus, a competency trial with a jury was arranged, Hall said. Ramirez, 30, is accused of shooting Juan Ceballos on July 13, , when the year-old College of the Desert student was outside his home in the block of Dale Kiler Road.