Camp Pendleton Marines in possible hate crime ID'd - San Diego, California Talk Radio Station - 760 KFMB AM - 760kfmb

Camp Pendleton Marines in possible hate crime ID'd

Posted: Updated:

CAMP PENDLETON (CBS 8) - Four Camp Pendleton Marines who are accused of beating a man unconscious outside a Long Beach bar have been identified.

A Marine Corps spokesman says Lance Corporal Lewis Serna, Private First Class Thomas Pentek, Private First Class Sean Miller and Lance Corporal John O'Leary were arrested early Monday morning.

The victim is now talking about the beating. He says he was brutally attacked for being gay, and now says he's afraid to reveal his identity.

"I remember blacking out. All I remember is being put next to the curb. They might come back... I don't want them to see who I am. They have friends and things like that out there," the man said.

The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime. The four men are now free on bail and have returned to their units.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.