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Hate crime suspect appears in court
July 27, 2013, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Santos Marquez

A 36-year-old man accused of savagely beating a gay man with a large bicycle U-lock because of his sexual orientation appeared in court Friday on three felony charges.

Santos Manuel Marquez is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault by means of force causing great bodily injury and battery causing serious bodily injury. Prosecutors also allege Marquez committed a hate crime.

Hate crime charges are rare in San Mateo County and aren’t always filed in assaults because there is a higher standard of proof. However, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said there is no other apparent motive for the early Saturday morning beating.

“That is the subject of why the defendant didn’t want to be seen with the victim. He didn’t want people to think he was gay,” Guidotti said.

Santos was arrested Wednesday night, a few days after police found the 55-year-old victim suffering from serious injuries to his head and face. The man had been assaulted while walking toward the 700 block of Santa Inez Avenue in San Mateo, according to police.

When police arrived at Marquez’s home on the 300 block of North Humboldt Street, he fled out a window but was detained after a short chase. Police reported finding the U-lock used in the attack.

Marquez remains in custody.

He has prior convictions for domestic violence and disturbing the peace.

michelle@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

 

 

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