Three men accused
in a string of gay bashings in San Diego pleaded not
guilty on Thursday to various felony charges, Fox6 News
reports. Meanwhile, police have arrested a fourth
Twenty-four-year-old James Carroll, 18-year-old Lyonn Taz
Tatum, and 23-year-old Kenneth James Lincoln appeared
emotionless as deputy district attorney Oscar Garcia
described the brutal attacks of which the four
men are accused. "This is outrageous conduct,
especially the circumstances under which it occurred
at the gay pride festival," Garcia said of the
prosecutors, the defendants shouted antigay epithets during
the attacks. A fourth suspect was also taken into custody
for being an accessory to the attacks and allegedly
harboring and aiding the three attackers. The
16-year-old accused suspect was due to appear in juvenile
court on Friday.
The judge set
bail for Tatum at $1 million. Lincoln was ordered held
without bail on a parole violation. (The
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