November 17, 2009

[UPDATE] Arrest Made In Puerto Rico Gay Teen Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado Murder Case: A man was arrested in the early morning hours today in Cayey suspect in the murder of George Steven Lopez Mercado, the 19-year-old was brutally decapitated, dismembered and partially burned in an apparent hate crime for homophobia.

"'The FBI is monitoring this investigation with the Police of Puerto Rico because there are federal statutes under the laws of civil rights violations covered by hate crimes,' Rodriguez said early in reference to the newly adopted Law for Preventing Hate Crimes signed in October that President Barack Obama."

1 comment:

  1. I read this story on here yesterday and could not even find words to describe. "Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!" I am glad that I do not in the least understand such a hateful fate, but mourn the fact that I live in a world where such is practiced and - based on the quotations from one of the officers involved - tolerated and even excused.