One of three suspects in an antigay hate crime that occurred early Sunday on Long Island in New York told police, “God made me hate gay people.”
Robert Bellamy, Jr., 23, is the only suspect apprehended thus far in the beating of a man and his friend, who police believe was dressed in drag for Halloween, in Lakeview in Nassau County. The other two suspects are still at large.
Bellamy, who was charged with robbery and assault as a hate crime, blamed his alleged actions on a directive from a higher power, according to Newsday.
“Bellamy told police, ‘God made me hate gay people,’ court records show,” Newsday reported.
Bellamy and the two other assailants shouted antigay slurs as they kicked and beat the two men, who were targeted because of their perceived sexual orientation. The attackers stole $7 from one of the victims. The victims suffered cuts and bruises.
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