90 years and life for hate crime against Latino youth

415556.jpgLast month we told you about a hate crime in Houston in which a Latino youth was brutally beaten and sexually abused by a white youth because he tried to kiss white girl. Now, one of the accused in the case, Keith Turner, faces 90 years in prison.

A jury gave a 17-year-old Texan a 90-year jail sentence on Monday for his part in a brutal and racially motivated assault on a Hispanic youth.

“The jury has recommended 90 years for Keith Turner,” a clerk at the 209 Criminal District Court in Houston told Reuters.

The clerk said Turner had 30 days to appeal the sentence and if it remained in place he would not be eligible for parole for at least 30 years.

Turner was convicted on Friday of aggravated sexual assault for the April incident in which the victim was sodomized by a plastic pipe, stomped and burned during an attack at a house party.

His friend, David Tuck, 18 was sentenced to life last month.

Via / Alertnet.org

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