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Gay Missouri Teen Shot 8 Times by Man Because of His Sexuality

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A Missouri man admitted to shooting and nearly killing a teenage boy because of his sexual orientation.Malachi Robinson, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.

Hate Crimes Prevention Act in Kansas City, according to the Department of Justice.He is being held in federal detention and is expected to be sentenced on December 15.Robinson admitted to the following in the plea agreement, which The Advocate obtained.On May 29, 2019, at a Kansas City Public Library, he spoke with the teenage victim on Facebook Messenger.

M.S., the victim, asked Robinson about his sexual orientation and suggested they hook up in the library bathroom. Robinson said he was not gay but agreed to receive oral sex outside the library for $5.

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