1 of 3 suspects in brutal anti-gay hate crime in Texas, sentenced to 8 years in the pokey…
Justice has been served and i’d say Mitchell got his has handed to him pretty good. Last October Burke Burnett was brutally beaten at a Halloween party by three thugs. The first James Mitchell has been sentenced…
James Mitchell Laster, 33, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to eight years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Thursday, Feb. 23, a representative from the Lamar County District Clerk’s Office confirmed today.
Laster must serve a minimum of four years before he’s eligible for parole.
Laster was one of three suspects charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault, in addition to hate crime enhancements, in the beating of 26-year-old Burke Burnett.
Burnett said his three attackers yelled anti-gay slurs as they sucker-punched him in the eye, stabbed him in the back and arm with a broken beer bottle, and threw him onto a lit burn barrel.
via 1st of 3 suspects in brutal anti-gay hate crime in Reno, Texas, sentenced to 8 years in prison.