… and the presiding investigator says “people who lead this type of lifestyle need to be aware that this will happen”.
Wait, seriously? Being gay leads to mutilation? Let’s just reiterate exactly what happened to this poor boy:
He was found on the site of an isolated road in the city of Cayey, he was partially burned, decapitated, and dismembered, both arms, both legs, and the torso.
Let me be perfectly clear — that kind of thing DOES NOT just “happen”. There’s no passive voice to be had. That’s the kind of thing someone does to someone else. This is murder, and beyond that, it’s likely torture. How much of that damage was done before he was killed? We don’t know! And why was he killed? Is it, as the investigator suggests, because he is gay? Then it was a hate crime, and that means any gay person could have been targeted equally, which means that the perpetrator is a terrorist who, by mere dint of fact that he disagrees with what that person is, could very likely kill again. Treat that person like a potential mass-murderer. Don’t hand-wave the whole incident away with “this kind of thing happens”. If you do, you are complicit. Also, you’re a bigot and an asshole.
Here’s a report on the murder (in Spanish) from PrimeraHora.com. Said activist Pedro Julio Serrano: “It is inconceivable that the investigating officer suggests that the victim deserved his fate, like a woman deserves rape for wearing a short skirt. We demand condemnation of this investigator and demand that Superintendente Figueroa Sancha replace him with someone capable of investigating this case without prejudice.”
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