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Guilty Plea In Upstate NY Gay Bashing

5 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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.
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Provincetown Gay Basher Eric Patten Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Hate Crime

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad (5 years ago)

Eric Patten, the 20-year-old Winthrop, Massachusetts man who assaulted two women in Provincetown over the holiday weekend, has pleaded "not guilty": "Patten pleaded not guilty as his arraignment this morning on a charge of assault a... Read Post

Convenience-Store Gay Basher Pleads Guilty To Federal Hate Crime

LGBT / Gay : Queerty (2 years ago)

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

Buffalo Gay Basher Faces 7 Years. Survivor Faces 5th Reconstructive Surgery

LGBT / Gay : Queerty (5 years ago)

Buffalo News: "Joshua Holts pleaded guilty Monday to felony assault for beating a gay man outside a Springville bar [outside Buffalo, NY] last year, leaving the victim with facial injuries that required four surgeries. CONTINUED » P... Read Post


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