A Coruña, in Spain, lives moments of consternation at the brutal murder of Samuel Luiz Muñiz, a 24-year-old young man who was beaten to death by some subjects in a probable case of homophobic assault. According to the first investigations, it happened in the early hours of last Saturday in the middle of an alleged and absurd misunderstanding.
The murder of Samuel has shaken the local press and is presented just days after LGBTQ + Pride month. According to the Infobae portal, the event took place during the second night of nightlife since the coronavirus restrictions were lifted in Galicia (La Coruña).
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Versions of witnesses who witnessed the attack suggest that Samuel was at the entrance of a nightclub and was using his cell phone. One of the friends who accompanied him, says he was on a video call.
Also according to the police version, Samuel Luiz Muñiz I was with friends.
However, a group of men, who were also there, believed that the young man was recording the women who accompanied them with his mobile.
After this, one of them rebuked Samuel and punched him. Later, at least seven other individuals began to beat and kick the victim, leaving him seriously injured on the ground.
Likewise, it became known that while they attacked him they shouted “fagot”, a fact that has been classified as an act of homophobia.
The police of Spain He has called for an indeterminate group of people to testify as witnesses. For the moment, the authorities are based on testimonies collected and viewing of security cameras in the area.
Crime in networks
Several people have spoken through social networks as friends of the victim, pointing out that Samuel was homosexual and the attackers beat him because of his sexual orientation. “They just killed a friend of mine, next to Riazor yesterday at 3:00 in the morning. They have killed him because of his sexual orientation. He was 24 years old. If you saw something, please count on me”Reads a tweet.
Amid outrage over the crime, artists such as Spanish singer and songwriter Alejandro Sanz have expressed outrage at the young man’s death. “That the sexual orientation of Samuel we care more than the criminal instinct of his or her murderers, says a lot about how screwed we are”The artist wrote on his Twitter.
Maxsoud Luiz, priest of Samuel, declared for the local media The voice of Galicia and expressed his pain at the brutality of the death of his son.
“I would ask the families of those who killed my son how they would feel if they were in my place”, said Luiz, who added that his son had not done anything because he only tried “Mediate an argument” and it was all due to a “damn confusion”.
Investigations continue and the Avante LGBT + organization called for rallies this Monday starting at 8:00 p.m. (local time) throughout Galicia, in order to repudiate homophobia and Samuel’s death.
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