NEW YORK — A New York City man who pleaded guilty to robbery as a hate crime in a violent attack on a gay man has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Daniel Aleman also faces five years of post-release supervision in the October 2009 incident.
The Queens district attorney said Monday that the 27-year-old shouted anti-gay slurs when Aleman and another suspect beat their victim and stole property from him, including a wallet and cash.
The victim was taken to a hospital with a broken jaw, several broken ribs, two collapsed lungs and a lacerated spleen.
He was in the hospital for about three weeks.
Co-defendant Daniel Rodriguez pleaded guilty to robbery as a hate crime as well.
He’ll set to be sentenced Jan. 21, 2011.