It turns out that the murder of a local man was, indeed, a hate crime. Or the perp is covering his own sexual orientation. A hate crime is a hate crime is a hate crime.
From today’s Houston Chronicle:
A Cypress man charged in the death of a Southwest Airlines flight attendant said Saturday that he was doing God’s work when he went to a Montrose-area bar last month, hunting for a gay man to kill.
“I believe I’m Elijah, called by God to be a prophet,” said 26-year-old Terry Mark Mangum, charged with murder June 11. ” … I believe with all my heart that I was doing the right thing.”