A jury in Dallas County is in deliberations over a case involving an attack on a man targeted as being gay.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A Dallas County jury is currently deliberating the case against a man accused of robbing and beating another man he targeted for his perceived sexual orientation. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, Bobby Singleton, who was charged with an attack on Jimmy Lee Dean last year, admitted in a police statement reasons he targeted Dean for the crimes.
Singleton is quoted in the report as writing in his statement, “We figured they would be easier targets because their [sic] are a lot of homosexuals around the area.” Another man, Jonathan Gunter, has been sentenced to 30 years for his role in the attack.
Dean, who says he still struggles with pain and other issues from the beating, is quoted by the Dallas Morning News as stating, “It is true that he did more of the damage… I would be happy if Singleton got the 99 [years]. But I’d be OK if he got double [Gunter’s sentence].”
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