N.Y., teenager has been indicted on murder charges for
fatally stabbing a man because he was gay, Kings
County prosecutors said Thursday.
Duncanson, 20, also of Brooklyn, died soon after the May 12
Omar Willock, 17, faces 25 years to life if convicted.
Duncanson passed each other on St. Marks Avenue in Crown
Heights, and Willock became enraged, accusing Duncanson of
looking at him, prosecutors said in a written
statement. Duncanson continued walking to a friend's
house as Willock shouted antigay remarks. It's unclear how
Willock knew Duncanson was gay, prosecutors told the New
York Daily News.
On his way home
Duncanson again passed Willock, and Willock again berated
him for his sexual orientation. Duncanson tried to walk
away, but Willock came after him, first with his fists
and then with a knife.
Duncanson on the sidewalk, stabbed four times; he died
an hour later at Kings County Hospital. Memorial services
were held May 20 at the New Haven Temple of
Seventh-Day Adventists in Brooklyn.
with second-degree murder and second-degree murder as a
hate crime, was being held without bail Friday. (Barbara
Wilcox, The Advocate)