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Man Charged with Hate Crime Has Court Date
2006-08-16

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Marquell Shepard, 25, a man charged with committing a hate crime toward a gay individual, is slated to appear Aug. 21 at Belmont and Western in Chicago.

Shepard, of the 3800 block of West Grenshaw, asked the victim about his sexual orientation at about 2:30 a.m. on Sat., July 15, a police spokesman told Windy City Times. After the 27-year-old victim responded that he was gay, Shepard punched him. The incident took place at Buckingham and Halsted, located in Boystown.

According to a spokeswoman with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Shepard is officially facing two counts involving Class III felonies: aggravated battery and the commission of a hate crime.


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