LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An attack on a gay Louisiana teenager is now being prosecuted as a hate crime. Police initially said they didn't see evidence of a hate crime in the attack on Holden White, who spent days in a coma and nearly a month in the hospital. Chance Seneca pleaded not guilty to attempted murder after allegedly choking White with a cord and slicing open his wrists. Prosecutors added the hate crime charge last week. An email to Seneca's attorney was not immediately returned. The two teens met on Grindr, a dating app for gay, bisexual and transgender men.
An attack on a gay Louisiana teenager is now being prosecuted as a hate crime.
Posted: Jan 25, 2021 1:48 PM
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