When I read this case had gone to trial I was somewhat surprised, as it turned out the attacker was also gay, and it sounded like investigators were looking at the whole ugly incident as pox on everyone's houses. I was wrong. On Wednesday, Bronx resident Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin, 42, was convicted of attempted assault in the first degree, and assault in the second degree and faces up to 15 years in prison. I think everyone behaved badly -- but you can't smash someone on the head with a chair just because you're angry at something they said. Read HERE.
El-Amin attacked Jonathan Snipes, 33, and his boyfriend Ethan York-Adams, 26, on May 5th, 2015, at the Dallas BBQ in Chelsea, after a sloppily drunk Snipes confronted El-Amin in what he perceived to be a homophobic verbal attack directed at the couple.