NYC Man Gets 8 Years for Robbing, Beating Gay Man

A man who attacked and robbed a gay man last October received an eight-year prison sentence

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.

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