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Teen Accused of Breaking Into Gay Man's Home & Beating Him With Wrench

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Illinois man is being held on $1 million bail after he allegedly attacked a man for being gay.Authorities say Ethan Dickerson is facing preliminary charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery, aggravated unlawful restraint, home invasion, and a hate crime after he allegedly beat and attempted to kill the person.During the attack, Dickerson told the victim,  “You know why I have to do this. ...

You're gay.  ... You're evil ... I'm going to kill you,” according to a Decatur police affidavit, local newspaper The Herald & Review reports.The paper notes that preliminary charges are reviewed by the state’s attorney’s office.

Court documents viewed by the paper state that police were sent to a residence at 5:30 p.m. last Thursday after a neighbor reported that someone had broken a window of the home.When an officer got there they heard someone’s voice inside calling for help.

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