Two Guilty Pleas in Queens Hate Crime

Two men pleaded guilty to an Oct. 2009 anti-gay assault on a Queens, N.Y., man

NEW YORK — Two men have pleaded guilty to robbery as a hate crime in the brutal anti-gay beating of a Queens man last year.

Daniel Rodriguez, 21, and Daniel Aleman, 27, confessed to yelling anti-gay slurs at Jack Price before assaulting him after Price left a deli near his home in Oct. 2009.

According to the Associated Press, Price suffered a fractured jaw and ribs, a lacerated spleen and two collapsed lungs, and as a result spent three weeks in the hospital.

The perpetrators both face eight years in prison for the hate crime.


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