Tag: Burke Burnett


James Laster says he wants to make amends to those he hurt   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff...

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2nd suspect gets 10 years in Reno hate crime

The victim of a brutal anti-gay hate crime in East Texas last fall said Wednesday he was “grateful and comforted” after the second of three suspects in the attack was sentenced to 10 years in prison this week. Micky...

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WATCH: Burke Burnett on MSNBC

Burke Burnett, the gay man who was brutally beaten in an apparent hate crime in Reno, Texas, eight days ago, made his first appearance on national TV this morning, when he was interviewed by MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts. Watch...

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WATCH: Gay beating victim speaks out

Best we can tell, The CW 33 on Wednesday night became the first TV station to air a report on the case of Burke Burnett, the 26-year-old from Paris who says he was the victim of a brutal anti-gay hate crime last weekend at a...

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UPDATE: 3rd arrest in gay man’s beating

A third suspect has been arrested in the brutal beating of a gay man last weekend in Reno, Texas. Micky Joe Smith, 25, is expected to face the same charges as the other two suspects — aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and...

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BREAKING: 2 arrested in gay man’s beating

Two men have been arrested in connection with the brutal assault of a gay man early Sunday in Reno, Texas — which the victim and his friends say was a hate crime. Reno Police Chief Jeff W. Sugg announced in a two-sentence...

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