Defense wants victims in alleged anti-gay attack to be investigated

Eight of the 11 suspects accused in the Oct. 3 alleged anti-gay beatings in the Bronx were back in court today, where defense attorneys asked

THE BRONX - Eight of the 11 suspects accused in the Oct. 3 alleged anti-gay beatings in the Bronx were back in court today, where defense attorneys asked the prosecution to investigate the victims.

Police say the accused men, who are members of the Latin King Goonies, beat and sodomized three victims after learning that two of them, including a 17-year-old trying to join the gang, had sex with each other.

The defense attorneys are asking the prosecution to look into the role the victims may have played on the night of the attacks. All attorneys for the suspects also reserved their right to testify before a grand jury.

The prosecution has until Monday to present all of its evidence to the jury, which will then vote on whether to indict the men.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 1 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 2 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 22 3 Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 22
Police have made an arrest in connection with 4 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
Witnesses say someone tried to snatch a baby 5 Witness: Suspect attempts to abduct baby from stroller

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE