Two Gay Men Viciously Beaten in South Florida Robberies
It's not clear whether the robbers were motivated by their victims' sexual orientation. The Miami Herald reports:
"David Villanova Jr., 27, and Craig Cohen, 47, were beaten in separate attacks early Monday morning by the same group of men, according to BSO spokeswoman Dani Moschella. Cohen, of Oakland Park, at right, remains unconscious at Broward General Medical Center. Villanova Jr., of Pompano Beach, suffered a skull fracture but was awake Wednesday afternoon and speaking with detectives. Moschella said Wednesday that the same group of robbers attacked both men at separate times. Moschella said detectives are treating the two attacks as robberies, but have not ruled out the possibility that the beatings were hate crimes. 'They were two brutal attacks but right now the only motive we know definitely is robbery,' she said."
The Broward's Sheriff's Office released a sketch of one of the assailants (far right).