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Trial for Dallas Gay Basher Bobby Singleton to Begin Monday


The trial for Bobby Singleton, who with Jonathan Gunter beat Jimmy Lee Dean and the kicked and stomped on him as he lay unconscious in the street in July 2008 in Dallas' Oak Lawn neighborhood, is set to begin on Monday. Gunter was sentenced to 30 years in prison in March.

The Dallas Voice reports: Dean

"Now, LGBT advocates, including the lone eyewitness to Dean’s attack, say they’re hoping Singleton will receive an even longer sentence. Singleton, 30, is scheduled to stand trial beginning Monday on the same charge, a first-degree felony punishable by five to 99 years in prison. 'He’s not going to get less than 30 years, that’s for damn sure,' said Michael Robinson, who witnessed the crime. Robinson was walking alongside Dean on Dickason Avenue, between Reagan and Throckmorton streets, immediately prior the attack. He noted that Singleton also allegedly tried to flee from nightclub security guards following the attack, and boasted about the crime after being taken into custody near the scene. In addition to a more severe punishment for Singleton, Robinson and others are hoping for a bigger turnout from the LGBT community during the trial. Only a handful of people from the LGBT community attended Gunter’s trial, despite Robinson’s efforts to publicize the case."

Watch a 2008 report on the attack, which always breaks my heart, if you want to see how this man's life was changed by the beating. Tragic. Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Cases like this one that happen all too often make me positive that our community should be covered by hate crimes laws in this entire country. It boggles my mind that this week a 20 something gay guy argued with me about that on FB! He says by doing that we as asking for special treatment. I think that is crazy. That is not asking for special treatment. He said by pointing out the 15 year old boy in Michigan was gay and beaten that is setting us apart and not treating us all as equals. He thinks it should have just said "teen beaten". Why would a gay person think like that? And yes he confirmed he is gay which was how it appeared on Facebook.

    Posted by: Rann | Aug 21, 2009 3:19:30 PM

  2. @ Rann

    Because the FB roach you were having that argument with is the definition of what a "self-loathing faggot" is.He is gay "Allegedly!" but doesnt feel that gay people should be protected under the law.Very uneducated and suffers from "Acute Naivety".He'll be singing a different tune,when he gets gay-bashed.He's no different from the sick queens who go out and use other gay men for their own personal gain (sex,money,appearances,social status,etc...).For the queens who so tactlessly use the term "self-loathing gay" out of context,thats the real definition of it.

    Posted by: Rocky | Aug 21, 2009 4:30:04 PM

  3. i hope that pig goes to jail for the rest of his wretched life.

    Posted by: nic | Aug 21, 2009 4:53:15 PM

  4. bobby is my cousin and i would like to apologize to everyone who is hurt by his actions.i didnt even know he was capable of such a thing im sorry.i have several gay and lesbian friends who are outraged.and i completely agree give him the max.a hate crime is a hate crime.and the punishment should fit as long as the justice system doesnt fail us

    Posted by: mendy holcomb | Jul 11, 2010 2:16:24 PM

  5. bobby is my brother and he did not set out to beat the crap out of a gay guy. it could have been any body that day. He is sorry for what hes done and doing his time. my brother made a mistake. When we killed jesus god forgave us. This guys ok now I think all you haters need to learn forgiveness,get right with god and learn to forgive and move on with life.

    Posted by: bobbys lil sister | Jul 23, 2010 1:41:13 PM

  6. Dear Bobby's Lil Sister,

    Is that what it's called in your family, "a mistake?" Is that what your brother typically does on a night out, "beat the crap out of" whoever he comes across?

    Repeatedly kicking and stomping on the head of an unconscious man is what is known as "a mistake" and "beating the crap out of" someone?

    Where I come from it's called the act of a cowardly, homocidal maniac. It's certainly not what passes for a "fair fight." What part of Texas did you say your family is from?

    Posted by: Ninong | Jul 18, 2011 12:19:56 AM

  7. Homicidal maniac!

    Posted by: Ninong | Jul 18, 2011 12:22:22 AM

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