I remember the murder like it was yesterday. Two gay friends were walking down a crowded Greenwich Village street in 2013 when some asshole started calling them homophobic slurs then shot one of them dead as bystanders looked on in horror. He was quickly arrested and charged with murder as a hate crime. Now acting as his own lawyer, the asshole (Elliot Morales) first blamed the victim. Then yesterday called a former lover -- who is transgender -- to the stand as proof he doesn't harbor any animosity toward gay people so therefore it couldn't have been a hate crime. I don't know about you, but to me, his having sex with transgenders, but never actual relationships, only bolsters the prosecution's case. Read HERE.