Wednesday, June 26, 2013
ATLANTA (AP) -- Two men have been sentenced in a hate crime against a gay man in southwest Atlanta.
WGCL-TV reports 19-year-old Christopher Cain and 20-year-old Dorian Moragne were sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison for beating a 20-year-old man in February 2012 because of his sexual orientation.
Their federal sentences will run concurrently with five-year sentences they've already been ordered to serve in state prison.
A third man, Darael Williams, was also sentenced to serve five years in state prison and all three are ordered to serve five years of probation.
Each of the men was charged with aggravated assault, robbery by force and criminal street gang activity.
This case is the first time federal prosecutors have filed hate crime charges based on sexual orientation in Georgia.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)