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Anthony Collao Beaten to Death by Men shouting Gay Slurs

March 19, 2011

Annthony Collao- Hate Crime Victim

Though Anthony Collao isn’t gay, he was attending a birthday party hosted by two men who were openly gay. 

The beating death of a teen at a Queens party by a pack of brutes screaming anti-gay slurs is being investigated as a hate crime, police said Tuesday.

“It appears to have all the elements of a hate crime,” said NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly. “The hate crime task force is involved.”

Kelly also revealed that cops were hunting for a fifth suspect in addition to the four teens already arrested.

Anthony Collao, 18, a recent high school graduate from Long Island died Monday at Jamaica Hospital after being taken off life support, cops said.

He was beaten “within an inch of his life,” after being chased down Saturday night outside the Woodhaven birthday celebration by a pack of party crashers, police said.

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