NYC – Killer Of Gay Man In Greenwich Village Found Guilty Of Hate Crime Murder

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The New York Daily News is reporting that Elliot Morales has been found GUILTY of the hate crime murder of of 32-year-old Mark Carson last year in front of Ray’s Pizza on West 8th Street.

A crazed killer was convicted Wednesday of gunning down an unarmed gay man in the West Village nearly three years ago — and the murder was deemed a hate crime. Elliot Morales, 36, now faces up to life in prison for the murder of 32-year-old Mark Carson around midnight on May 18, 2013, on W. Eighth St.

A jury decided in about a day of deliberations in Manhattan Supreme Court that the crime was motivated by a hateful bias against a gay person. Morales argued at trial that he did not mean to hit Mark Carson when he fired the gun and that he felt threatened by Carson and his pal Danny Robinson. He also claimed he was bombed after a day of drinking Four Lokos, rum and vodka.

“Gun violence and the hate that fuels it have no place in New York City,” said District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. “Motivated by irrational rage, the defendant targeted and executed a defenseless young man based on his sexual orientation after taunting and insulting the victim and his companion. Elliot Morales’s hateful and destructive rampage may not have stopped there, if not for the intervention of an NYPD officer. When those intent on doing harm have access to guns, any situation can escalate to deadly levels in a matter of seconds, and I thank the jury for their service and recognition of this heinous crime.”

Finally, some sane news.

 

 

 

 

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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2 Responses

  1. John says:

    It’s getting harder, instead of easier to be gay and proud. Now we are becoming targets of hate and prejudice, and a topic for politics. I don’t know if I’m becoming like so many that feel the media only focuses on the negative, or if that’s what our world has become. A world of separation because of fear towards anyone or any idea that is different from our own.

  2. When you’re ignorant enough to act as your own attorney after confessing to the police that you did it and we going to shoot more? Bye! Darwin ism works!

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