Texas KDAF-TV has an interview with Burke Burnett that gay man who last week was stabbed, beaten, and thrown onto a lit fire.
Three suspects are now in custody. Daniel Martin, James Mitchell Laster and Micky Joe Smith are being held on $250,000 bond each.
Reno’s mayor William Heuberger calls the attack appalling. He says his sympathy goes to the victim and no one deserves this kind of treatment. The penalties could be increased to include a hate crime. “At the end of the day, the jury will make a finding that it qualifies as a hate crime or if the judge will make that finding”, said Burnett’s attorney Dan Haslam.