Just as his assault trial was to begin, gay basher Joshua Holts was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge and now faces seven years in prison. Joshua Holts pleaded guilty Monday to felony assault for beating a gay man outside a Springville bar last year, leaving the victim with facial injuries that required four surgeries. As Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk was about to start his nonjury trial, Holts pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for the Aug.
The FBI is reporting Michigan native Everett Dwayne Avery pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to assaulting a man because he thought the victim was gay. Subject to federal hate-crime laws, Avery faces ten years in prison when ... Read Post
A New York man charged in a 2013 gang attack on a gay couple outside Madison Square Garden yesterday pleaded guilty to a hate crime. His plea arrangement will result in a sentence of only two years of probation. Martin Martinez was ... Read Post