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Teen Arrested, Charged with Murder in Death of Marcellus Andrews

Police have finally arrested a suspect in the beating death of Marcellus Andrews last month in Waterloo, Iowa, the WCF Courier reports:

Anding Officers arrested Paris Akeem Anding, 19, of 310 Crescent Place, Thursday on charges of second-degree murder. He was taken to the Black Hawk County Jail, where he is being held without bond.

Anding was also arrested on a separate warrant for aggravated assault in an unrelated case. Bond for that charge was set at $10,000.

Police are not investigating Andrews' murder as a hate crime despite the fact that a feminization of his first name and the word "faggot" were reportedly used during the beating.

(via aksarbent)

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  1. We have a serious cultural issue when the thought bubble of someone's mug shot is, 'Whoops I didn't know killing a f-g was bad'.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 9, 2011 6:05:01 PM

  2. We cannot accept it when the perpetrator actually says WHY they attack someone during the attack, and somehow it's not enough to regard it as a hate-motivated crime.

    Other than a written confession, use of words like "f----t", and mocking the gender of someone's name, are some of the clearest evidence we will ever get that someone has committed a crime motivated by hate.

    With the legal system so eager to throw the book at other criminals, you have to wonder why it refuses to acknowledge hate when it's as plain as day.

    Posted by: Randy | Sep 10, 2011 2:56:17 AM

  3. Law enforcement officials should be able to probe this case as a hate crime REGARDLESS of the wishes of the victim's relatives. I hope LGBT activists work to make that happen.

    Posted by: elg/edwin | Sep 10, 2011 5:35:14 AM

  4. The federal hate crimes act needs to kick in here if Iowa authorities don't want to charge this as a hate crime.

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Apr 22, 2012 8:21:32 PM

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