Devin Norman is a 26-year-old gay man who was brutally beaten, simply for being gay.
But now there are conflicting reports. Now, more details are emerging and the FBI is getting involved!!
It all went down in the town of Corinth, Mississippi when James Scott, 23, brutally beat Devin Norman in a Walmart parking lot. That part is not really in dispute. But the 'why' is.
He allegedly came out of nowhere and attacked Devin, screaming homophobic slurs at him and kicking him repeatedly.
Police eventually caught and arrested Mr. Scott, who was charged with simple assault. Due to the serious nature of Norman's wounds, people were outraged the charge wasn't "aggravated assault." It was eventually upgraded from "simple" to "aggravated" after police realized Norman had broken bones.
What upset people the most, though, was that LGBT people have no hate crime protection under Mississippi law. So James Scott was going to get off pretty easy compared to what could've happened.
That's when people in the community