This is so unbelievably tragic.
An Iowa teenager died Saturday after he was attacked by a group of bullies who taunted him with antigay slurs.
Marcellus Andrews was taken off life support Saturday night, a day after paramedics and police found him unconscious with severe head injuries.
Witnesses say they overheard the attackers call Andrews a "f-ggot" and other slurs before beating him.
His friend Nakita Wright tried to help her friend, saying:
"I tried to help him up, and then this boy ran back and kicked him in his face."
Terrible! So vicious!
Andrews was set to compete in March Against Darkness in a few days with his drill team that was sponsored by the Union Missionary Baptist Church.
Officials are still investigating the assault. Meanwhile, no arrests have been made.
Such a terrible attack. Violence is NEVER the answer.
Our hearts go out to Marcellus' family and friends.
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