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Teen Beaten To Death In Anti-Gay Violence Incident

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teen beaten to death in antigay violence incident

Absolutely terrible! We are so sickened and disturbed by this!

On Monday night, a group of teenagers crashed a birthday party in Queens, NY, and killed 18-year-old recent high school grad Anthony Collao.

The suspects include Alex Velez, 16, Nolis Ogando, Christopher Lozada and Luis Tabales, all 17, who were arrested, and then "arraigned Monday night on charges of manslaughter and assault in Queens Criminal Court and were each held on bail of $100,000 to $200,000."

According to the party hosts, the suspects "flashed gang signs, yelled anti-gay slurs and scrawled epithets in red marker on the walls."

Friends of Collao say he had a girlfriend and wasn't actually gay, although the men who threw the party are openly gay.

Here's what neighbor Angela Marinella had to say about the victim:

"He was a very respectful, very friendly, very handsome young man. It breaks my heart."

And here's what friend Pete Thearle had to say about the killers:

"I hope they go away for the rest of their lives. But that won't bring him back."

Such a tragic, pointless death! We truly hope justice is served against the guilty parties.

Our thoughts go out to Anthony's family and friends during this very difficult, sad time.

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24 comments to “Teen Beaten To Death In Anti-Gay Violence Incident”

  1. 1

    Honestly!!!! What is it anyone's business the sexual orientation of other ppl?! This makes me sick!

  2. 2

    This is just heart breaking. My thoughts go out to his friends and family. I think his killers should be beaten to death !

  3. 3

    Perez: what the hell are you doing up this late? ;-)

  4. 4

    heartbreaking. I hope those thug trash monsters get the electric chair.

    and this, Bill O'Reilly, is why you and your kind need to stop gay bashing on tv. you republican scumbags have so much blood on your hands teaching people to hate gay people when we are just living our lives peacefully.

  5. 5


  6. 6

    This is horrible but Perez you only seemed concerned if people are killed or beaten because they are gay. Violent acts are committed every day and they are ALL disgusting, regardless of the reasons they are perpetrated.

  7. 7

    My friend was beat up this past weekend because he was gay. People are so pathetic, I swear!!

  8. 8

    The young men responsible should be thrown in jail for life to communicate a message to gang members that they are scum flirting with inevitable annihilation.

  9. 9


  10. 10

    as long as the leaders of america are anti gay the people will be the leaders need to lead the people to acceptance this poor boy he was totally innocent victim of sick disturbed individuals they need to go away permanently to jail

  11. 11

    So if no one involved in the story was gay, this wouldn't be senseless and tragic?

  12. 12

    …but he wasn't gay. Or does Mario consider him gay by association therefore its worthy to post here. Who the fuck knows or cares. People get killed every day.

  13. 13

    Re: Scatter – yes, people do get killed every day and it's horrible. However, hate related crimes are different because that says more about society as a whole. The hate that people conjure up - enough to kill someone solely because of their race, gender, sexuality, creed is directly related to upbringing and society. These are mentioned because everyone can make a change slowly by how they treat and think about minorities.

  14. 14

    this is so awful and upsetting it really makes me want to go out and yell! I still don't get what goes on in their sick minds. I can't believe this really goes on in real life.

  15. 15

    That is absolutely horrible. I hope those guys get put away for life. People should be able to live their life the way they want to. That is tragic. Tupac said it best "only God can judge me" and he should be the only one judging, not people on this earth. R.I.P

  16. 16

    Re: Sexsai – Are you fucking serious?? This has NOTHING to do with politics whatsoever. They were gand bangers you moron! I doubt they even know what a political party is, and I'm even more sure that it will come to light that the victim had something to do with them. These gang members didn't shoot up the place, they went straight to this kid, so there is obviously more to this story. Thanks for belittling this boy's death with your political bullshit agenda. It's not Bill, it's you who spreads the hate.

  17. 17

    perez, isn't it illegal for you to post the suspects names because they are minors?

  18. 18

    Re: robynjacqueline – Not if they're being tried as adults. I don't know if they are or not, but that's the only way the names would be released.

  19. 19

    awww omg i can't believe that shit i hope those pricks are some fat ass's bitch in prison and get their shit pounded out every night. what fucking assholes. wanna be gangsters its not fucking 1990 anymore assholes gangs are RIDICULOUS

  20. 20

    Re: MarioMonjack – im hoping you didnt mean he deserves to get beat to death because they THOUGHT he was gay… first of all he was not gay is had a girlfriend whom he cared for very much and was happpy with her and secondly even if he was gay doesnt give ignorants the right to take a life away… something inhumane but i guess you wouldnt understand that… how about a family or someone close to your family get beaten to death and then lets see if your response will be a response that you will find appropriate… you have balls to even think about that… he got beat, robbed and left in the street like an animal… no one deserves that NO ONE!

  21. 21

    Re: robynjacqueline – theyre names are all over the news and secondly theyre not minors theyre assholes who deserve to root in hell

  22. 22

    Re: Unbelievable! – actually he had nothing to do with this the story is he went to a party with intentions of being with friend and having a good time you know like what all human beings do when they want to have a good time… because these assholes couldnt get in they wanted to take it out on someone and so they got the one they were able to catch up with first… please don't go theorizing a story trying to say the victim had something to do with it because if you knew him you would know he had nothing to do with it,…. he was a very very kind happy hearted kid

  23. 23

    Re: Unbelievable! – honestly your comment on the victim had something to do with it or whatever your pathetic statement was…. it completely retarded like you… first of all those wanna be thugs tried to crash a party that they didnt wanna pay for cuz their pathetic little bitches probably didnt have $7 on them so they did more than start a fight and the victim was leaving at the time… so dont go adding bullshit lies…. secondly the victim had no relations with them he was never friends with them and the victim was a good kind hearted kid so unless you know the real story dont go making bullshit up

  24. @v@ says – reply to this


    Misguided twerps will now pay, and pay, and pay for what their hate did to this innocent guy. People who would commit such an act likely need a long sentence to get something through their thick skulls; and everyone else will have to pay to keep them locked up. Ignorant Fools.