Florida investigators say that Nelson Hernandez Mena, 48, shot and killed Juan Javier Cruz, 22, after Cruz defended a friend from the gunman’s homophobic slurs. Hernandez Mena, who hails from Honduras, got into the altercation with Cruz and his friends this past weekend outside a restaurant in Lake Worth. Witnesses allege that the perpetrator said... Read more »
West Palm Beach’s NBC affiliate reports: The words spoken before a deadly shooting in Lake Worth could reveal the suspected shooter’s motive. The arrest report for Nelson Hernandez Mena, 48, states witnesses heard Hernandez angrily utter anti-gay statements just before one man was killed and a second person was injured. Show More Summary
“I hate you damned gays, I’m going to kill you all here,” Nelson Hernandez Mena is accused of saying before he allegedly murdered Juan Cruz at a Florida restaurant this weekend.
According to the Palm Beach Post, a man was murdered in Lake Worth, Florida after another man threatened his friends for being gay. “I hate you damned gays, I’m going to kill you all here,” Nelson Hernandez Mena allegedly said before shooting 22-year-old Juan Javier Cruz outside of a...