The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office announced Wednesday a conviction in a hate crime case that stems from the beating of a gay man in the French Quarter earlier this year.
Jamie Hebert, 20, pleaded guilty to second-degree battery and to violating Louisiana’s hate crime statute, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office said.
Hebert was prosecuted for the Feb. 23 attack in the 700 block of Rampart Street. The victim was walking and holding hands with another man when a group began shouting anti-gay slurs. (Continue to full article…)
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