Miami Man Receives 2-Year Sentence for Homophobic Attack on Couple

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday September 17, 2020

Quenton Moss
Quenton Moss  (Source:WSVN)

Convicted on hate crimes charges, a Miami man has been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting and yelling homophobic slurs at two gay men, WSVN 7 News Miami reports.

When they arrived on scene, Moss told arresting officers that he had attacked the couple. When one officer pointed out that Moss confessed on body cam video, Moss responded "I split them good, huh?" Moss continually referred to the victims with homophobic slurs in the video.

On Wednesday, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Florida International University announce a research project looking into the prevention of continued hate crimes in South Florida. Funded by the National Institute of Justice, the project will analyze several years of data on the impact of hate crimes, how they are investigated and prosecuted, with the hope of improving lives of LGBTQ citizens.

The Hardin-Peach family welcome the news, with Dan saying "I'm not the gay man that's gonna let it go. How would you feel if someone did this to someone that you love?"

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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