Teen Brutally Beaten by Men Yelling Anti-Gay Slurs

NBC 9 News
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July 19, 2012

A Louisville, Kentucky teen is recovering at home after being injured in an attack by a group of adults.

Her family believes she’s a victim of a hate crime.

The girl, who suffered several injuries including a broken jaw, was with two younger boys when the attack happened.

They said the adults yelled anti-gay slurs at the girl before she was beaten.

“Her jaw is broken in several places and she has to have a plate put in her jaw,” said
family friend Brenda Hickerson. “She has teeth knocked out of her mouth and she has scrapes and bruises.”

Andi Hornback, the mother of the two boys, got a call after 1:00 Tuesday morning.
Her sons, ages 13 and 15, had slipped out of the house for a quick walk to a store around the corner.