Three members of a Worcester, Massachusetts family are facing trial on hate charges following an incident in an apartment where two men were attacked in what police describe as a homophobic assault.
Police allege that 67-year old Roger P. West Sr., his daughter, Penny G. West, and his son, Roger West Jr., burst into the apartment in a building owned by the family last August.
Penny G. West, 40, is accused of striking and pushing the male tenant aside while hurling homophobic remarks at him. She's charged with assault and battery, breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, and assault and battery as a hate crime.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Gay-bashing is now a family affair: