The murder of O’Shae Sibley, 28-year-old professional dancer is set to be prosecuted as a hate crime. The victim was tragically stabbed to death during a confrontation at a Brooklyn gas station by a 17-year-old individual. The suspect will be prosecuted on hate crime charges as an adult.
The murder of O’Shae Sibley occurred on July 29 when Sibley was accosted by a group of individuals who subjected him to homophobic slurs.
Brooklyn District Attorney Gonzalez emphasized that the entire community was affected by the violence imposed upon O’Shae Sibley. Numerous witnesses have come forward regarding the murder of O’Shae Sibley.
According to Gonzalez, it appears that two groups confronted each other, with Sibley’s group being targeted with anti-gay and anti-Black statements.
Teen Responsible for the Murder of O’Shae Sibley
According to New York Post, a 17-year-old individual has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder as a hate crime in relation to the murder of O’Shae Sibley and will be prosecuted on hate crime charges as an adult.
The announcement of the hate crime charges came from Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, who revealed that the indictment was returned by a Brooklyn grand jury.
Due to the teen suspect’s age, his identity was not disclosed to the public. The charges include murder in the second degree as a hate crime, in addition to other related charges.