Gay college student beaten to death in Poland

A gay college student was beaten to death in Szczecin, Poland earlier this month. After spending the night at local gay bars on January 4th, Patrick was attacked by two 18-year-old young men with no previous police records. Due to the severity of the injuries they inflicted, the college student died. His body was found the next morning several blocks from where he was first attacked. Patrick was also robbed of his possessions.

Local police speculated that the crimes may have an anti-gay motivation. Police arrested both perpetrators who will be charged with assault and robbery.

More information on the story (in Polish) here.

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