Summary - A recent Waterloo beating death has focused attention on the state’s hate crime law.
The beating and subsequent death of a 19-year-old Waterloo man last month has caused some lawmakers and advocacy groups to ask why the person arrested for the act has not been charged with a hate crime. Some have called for a review of the state’s hate crime law in general.
Paris Akeem Anding, 19, was arrested Sept. 8 and charged with second-degree murder for the beating death of Marcellus Richard Andrews. The state medical examiners office determined he died from blunt trauma to the head.
The case drew attention from gay rights activists after witnesses said Anding and others involved in the fight called Andrews an anti-gay slur while he was being beaten.
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