Cecily Gonzales, Leroy Segura, Uriah Smith and William York stood before a judge on Friday to face charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery, conspiracy and false imprisonment in the New Mexico gay bashing of an 18-year-old gay man, a beating that was eerily reminiscent of the brutal attack on Mathew Shepard:
“York and Smith both told police the gay man’s face was covered, and his hands were tied, according to documents. The man was taken to a nearby field, thrown on a downed fence and beaten, both men told police in interviews. The gay man suffered bleeding on the brain, a concussion, facial lacerations and bruising from the beating, state police have said.”
I don’t see how that wouldn’t apply in this case.
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