Brutal Anti-Gay Stabbing In Battle Creek MI. – Attacker Leaves Message On Craigslist: “I warned you, you dumb queer,”

On July 25th , a 45-year-old Battle Creek man was brutally stabbed in Leila Arboretum. the victim who’s identity is unknown says he was forced to drive the man to Leila Arboretum, a park in Battle Creek. Once in the park, the victim was stabbed multiple times in the head and neck.

The man’s screams drew the attention of a witness who was in the park. The witness went to the site of the attack, and the attacker told the witness the situation was a “domestic dispute,”Shortly after this, the attacker fled in the victim’s car.

The day after the stabbing, an anonymous post appeared on Craigslist. The post, titled “I warned you, you dumb queer,” included the following statement, “I e-mailed and said I have something … but you did not think it was a knife did you?  Now you are in the hospital and your car is in the river. I warned you.”

Now Battle Creek police say the attack was likely a hate crime, (Oh you think?) Investigators have informed the FBI of the case

Simply bone chilling.and horrific.

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