4 Washington men charged with beating man in apparent anti-gay attack

by Editorial Team

Four men have been charged with beating a man in Washington.

The crime, according to witnesses, was motivated by anti-gay sentiment, as local news station KEPR reported.

On Sunday morning, the alleged attackers were at a food truck in Pasco, a city located 220 miles southeast of Seattle, when they saw two men — who haven’t been named — holding hands.

Several witnesses heard the men call one of the victims a “f-g” before punching him in the face. They proceeded to kick him repeatedly after he fell onto the ground.

Court documents state that the victim was left bleeding on the ground.

According to prosecutors, the man suffered a concussion, and he also might have suffered broken bones.

The four men, who range in age from 24 to 38, deny any wrongdoing. They were booked into the Franklin County Jail for suspicion of Felony Malicious Harassment, and will be arraigned on Dec. 31.

Bail for the four men ranges from $3,500 to $20,000.

READ FROM SOURCE: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-pasco-washington-alleged-anti-gay-attack-homophobia-20191226-2jr32knoa5dftde6flpvzepecy-story.html

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