California Man to Get 5 Years in Prison in Plea Deal for Brutal Gay Bashing: VIDEO


Clayton Garzon is expected to get a five year prison sentence for the brutal gay bashing of Mikey Partida as he left his birthday party in Davis, California earlier this year, News10 reports:

A man charged with beating a gay Davis man last March entered a no contest plea to felony battery with serious bodily injury with a hate crime enhancement in Yolo Superior Court Tuesday.

In exchange for the plea and a five-year prison sentence, the Yolo County District Attorney's Office dropped felony assault charges against Clayton Garzon.


Garzon beat 32-year-old  Partida until he was unconscious while repeatedly yelling the word "faggot", and then "knocked on the door of the home to brag about what he had done," according to his cousin. Garzon had harassed Partida before the attack took place and Partida said he tried to ignore it but the suspect attacked him after he forgot his keys and had to go back to the house.


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  1. Gee I wouldn't want them to go overboard on the sentence. (sarcasm)

    Posted by: Mighty | Sep 19, 2013 6:55:01 PM

  2. California justice for this smug offender. He'll be out in a few months.

    Posted by: enough | Sep 19, 2013 7:04:10 PM

  3. This is sad, but plea bargains like this happen most often because the DA prefers to guarantee that definite sentence rather than risk an uncertain outcome of a jury trial. The DA's office knows the strengths and weaknesses of its own case, after all, and they usually know the defense attorneys and can guess the defense strategies.

    Posted by: Profe Sancho Panza | Sep 19, 2013 7:15:49 PM

  4. Self-hating perp?

    Posted by: Macguffin54 | Sep 19, 2013 7:17:43 PM

  5. "Self-hating perp?


    So if a black guy attacks a white guy is he secretly white?
    If a Slovak attacks a Mexican is he secretly Nahuatl?

    Posted by: Hagatha | Sep 19, 2013 7:34:43 PM

  6. Heteros being hetero

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 19, 2013 7:37:04 PM

  7. Whats funny is if gay people were attacking heterosexuals at the frequency heterosexuals attack us (on a daily basis) we'd all have to answer for it. And you'd have the apologetic gay crowd making all kinds of sweeping generalizations about how bad the gay community is.

    When heterosexuals consistently bash us, we only belittle t heterosexual individual who committed thecrime. Yet anytime agay person does something flawed, the entire community gets judged.

    Posted by: Kyle C. | Sep 19, 2013 7:38:44 PM

  8. This kid comes from a religious family (very religious) and his dad is a high ranking official. That can't go overlooked in this story.

    Posted by: Two dads | Sep 19, 2013 7:39:21 PM

  9. I'M SO SICK of our community being attacked for who we are (far more than any other demographic facing physical violence for who they inherently are) an no national dialogue about it. Nothing. Every day there's a new gay bashing, LGBT bashing case somewhere in this country and it's never ever spoken of outside gay blogs. It's infuriating. We must shed the spotlight on these tragedies. Now.

    Posted by: Gio | Sep 19, 2013 7:41:14 PM

  10. I agree. One gay person does something wrong and suddenly the entire community has to answer for it. Young straight men frequently bashing gays, and it's just chalked up as "meh, societal ignorance. hopefully things will change""

    Posted by: LipstickDiva | Sep 19, 2013 7:45:43 PM

  11. @HAGATHA he does look like a 'mo though.

    Posted by: litper | Sep 19, 2013 8:37:21 PM

  12. No contest? hahaha. Clayton doesn't seem to be aware that his career (as anything) is over and his future is F'd. No more easy street, no more cookies and milk.

    Posted by: Kev C | Sep 19, 2013 8:47:59 PM

  13. Sorry, but i hope this thug gets brutalized in prison.

    Posted by: grego | Sep 19, 2013 8:48:16 PM

  14. So according to another article, Garzon will serve 2.5 years in a county jail. How is that possible on a felony conviction? Anywhere else a felony sentence over 1 year is spent in prison.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Sep 19, 2013 8:55:06 PM

  15. This THUG deserves more time.

    Posted by: Stephen | Sep 19, 2013 8:59:04 PM

  16. His parents are filthy rich and best buddies with the local police department. Equality California need to keep an eye on his case, because there's many rumblings plans to give him barely a slap on the wrist when the news cameras go away.

    Posted by: Michelle | Sep 19, 2013 9:35:27 PM

  17. Twenty years would be an appropriate sentence. I must tell you that if I was his victim I would spend every waking hour planning how I could avenge this assault and get away with it. He would never be safe with me on his trail. Seriously, he would eventually pay for his crime!!!

    Posted by: andrew | Sep 19, 2013 10:43:16 PM

  18. I'm curious and want to know, where are the racist comments at? If this detestable person was any other racial minority this comment section would be filled with vile and disgusting comments about the persons race/ethnicity. Why is it that when the criminal(s) appear to be White/Caucasian the comments are not tame and usually only point out character flaws?

    Posted by: Silent thoughts | Sep 19, 2013 10:46:41 PM

  19. Silent thoughts, you always do this in these stories. Attempting to change the narrative from HOMOPHOBIA to racism. This article is about homophobia, and no matter how much your you try to shove your agenda, this story is and will remain about homophobia.

    Posted by: BootsNoots | Sep 19, 2013 10:51:58 PM

  20. @ Silent Thoughts
    Lovely story but this kid and his whole family are latino. Sorry babe, you don't catch a break from criticism and being called out on your homophobia just because you are a minority and want to play that card.

    Posted by: Roman | Sep 19, 2013 10:53:07 PM

  21. Ignore Silent Thoughts. Just another race baiter.

    Homophobia needs to end in society and some people seem to think it's acceptable. Time we as a community let them know, your church based homophobia will not be tolerated.

    Posted by: Klien | Sep 19, 2013 10:54:04 PM

  22. He deserves far more than a few years in prison for his brutal attack. This thug needs to be locked up for many years. He's a menace to society!

    Posted by: Gerald | Sep 19, 2013 10:56:01 PM

  23. Why is there not a national conversation about the alarming increase in LGBT hate crimes? any other segment of the population being viciously attacked for who they are as much as LGBT are, and CNN, PBS, FOX, MSNBC would all be doing a nightly special at least discussing the issue. Mobs attack gay people, and gay couples every other day with homophobia being the instigator, and it hardly gets a mention. Our leaders should get the conversation rolling. It's an important one the nation needs to have.

    Posted by: Leo | Sep 19, 2013 11:14:11 PM

  24. Roman - I think the Garzons are actually sephardic Jews from Morocco or the Spanish Sahara.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Sep 19, 2013 11:34:13 PM

  25. Hate crimes sentences are mandatory and must be served, although they are only 1 to 4 years in CA and elsewhere. The charge goes on his permanent record, along with his cowardly plea of no contest.

    Clayton appears to be a spoiled and clueless stoner, probably influenced by hip-hop music into committing acts of hate like most gay bashers are.

    Posted by: Kev C | Sep 19, 2013 11:35:01 PM

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