Gay Man Left Blinded After Being Kidnapped And Beaten By Florida Family

Posted April 13, 2022 by with 5 comments

Just your typical family in Florida. Via MiamiHerald:

Three family members have been charged with a hate crime after kidnapping and beating a gay man so severely that he was permanently blinded, Broward prosecutors said Tuesday. Two parents and their son were formally charged Tuesday on counts of first-degree attempted murder, burglary with battery and kidnapping “with prejudice” — all charges enhanced under Florida’s “hate crime” law.

Charged so far are Inna Makarenko, 44, Yevhen Makarenko, 43, and Oleh Makarenko, 21, all of Pompano Beach. Another son, Vladyslav Makarenko, 25, was jailed in Alabama, transferred to Broward County on Monday and is awaiting a decision from prosecutors on whether he’ll also be charged under the hate crime statute.

The Broward State Attorney’s Office did not release details of the alleged attack, and public court documents reveal little about about what happened. The victim, who is declining to be named publicly, was attacked around Aug. 6 in Pompano Beach.

[Miami Herald: Broward family accused of kidnapping, beating gay man so badly he was left blinded]

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