New York jury finds gay basher guilty

Danny McCoy | March 31, 2006

NEW YORK — A Brooklyn man accused of a hate crime assault on a gay man last year was found guilty by a New York City jury this week.

According to Sirius Radio, twenty-three year old Steven Pomie faces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced in April.

Pomie beat, kicked, stomped on and called 28-year-old Dwan Prince a �faggot� last June, as two neighbors testified. Prosecutors argued that as the neighbors were tending to Prince after the first attack, Pomie returned and landed one final kick. Two other men prosecutors say were involved in the beating have not been caught.

Prior to the attack, Prince worked in demolition and as a porter. Now, after a coma and three brain surgeries, he says he can barely walk and is in constant physical pain.

The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project commended police and the District Attorney's office for �excellent work� in bringing Pomie to justice. – Issued by Gay Link Content

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