Guilty pleas in Broudy beating

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August 30 2003 12:00 AM ET

Two more men pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to an attack with a baseball bat on a West Hollywood, Calif., gay man. Torwin Sessions, 20, and Vincent Dotson, 19, pleaded guilty to mayhem and conspiracy to commit robbery while jury selection was under way in their trial. Dotson also pleaded guilty to car theft. A third defendant, Larry Walker, 30, pleaded guilty Wednesday to mayhem and
conspiracy to commit robbery.

Trev Broudy, 34, a model and actor, was beaten in September 2002 with a bat after he embraced a male friend outside his home. Broudy was in a coma and remained hospitalized for 10 weeks. Broudy believes he was targeted because of his sexual orientation. Prosecutors declined to file hate-crimes charges after concluding the motive was robbery. Authorities have said Sessions and Dotson participated in the beating while Walker searched Broudy for valuables.

Prosecutors said Sessions faces a 21-year prison sentence, Dotson a seven-year sentence, and Walker 13 years. Sentencing is scheduled for September 26.

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