March 23, 2006

Dwan Prince Faces His Attacker In Court

Gay man's hate-attack agony

In a slurred, dignified voice, a gay man who uses a wheelchair told a Brooklyn jury that his last memory before a savage beating was saying goodbye to his brother and the first one after it was waking up paralyzed in a hospital bed.

Dwan Prince, 28, testified in the attempted murder and assault trial of Steven Pomie, accused in one of the city's most shocking allegedly hate-motivated crimes.

The soft-spoken victim recited an excruciating legacy of surgeries, physical therapy and pain that Pomie and accomplices allegedly inflicted on him when they beat him, stomped him and left him for dead on June 8, 2005 - just for being gay.

So begins a Daily News article on the Dwan Prince case. It's been almost forgotten in the nine months since his senseless beating.

Posted by ronn at March 23, 2006 11:41 PM