Defendants Acquitted in Alleged Chicago Hate Crime…
Three men accused of beating a gay man on a commuter train in Chicago were acquitted by a judge Wednesday.
The alleged victim, Daniel Hauff, had seen his credibility called into question, Windy City Times reports. He was unclear on the details of the attack, often answering “I don’t know” to lawyers’ questions, and his account sometimes conflicted with that of the primary prosecution witness.
“The victim is not to be believed,” Cook County judge Diane Cannon said in finding Sean Little, Kevin McAndrew, and Benjamin Eder not guilty on charges of aggravated battery and felony hate crime.
The men were accused of beating Hauff and calling him “faggot” and “stupid faggot” in January 2010 on an elevated train.
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