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Gay Man’s Killer Makes Love To Trans Woman To Prove He’s Not A Bigot, Tells Judge “I Don’t Hate Anyone”

by Graham Gremore March 03, 2016

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A New York man on trial for shooting another man in the head while screaming antigay epithets at him insists the killing was not a hate crime but rather just a good, old-fashioned murder. And to prove he’s not a bigot, he made love to a trans woman.

36-year-old Elliot Morales (pictured) is acting as his own lawyer as he fights charges of second-degree murder as a hate crime, menacing a police officer and weapons possession.

Related: NYC Shooting Suspect Boasts “Gay Thought He Was Tough In Front Of His B****, So I Shot Him”

The murder happened in the early morning hours of May 18, 2013. 32-year-old Mark Carson was gunned down by Morales outside of a bar in Greenwich Village. Just before killing him, Morales called Carson a “faggot” then asked if he wanted to die. Moments later, he lodged a .38-caliber into the man’s brain before casually walking away.

When police located Morales and arrested him, he told them: “I fucking shot him dead! Diagnosis dead, doctor! They don’t teach you that in the academy, right?”

Related: Straight White Man Says He’s The Victim Of A Hate Crime, Angry That Police Disagree

Three years later, Morales is finally getting his day in court. For his first character witness, he invited his alleged ex-lover, a 38-year-old trans woman, to testify on his behalf.

The woman spoke under the pseudonym Jane Smith and remained hidden from jurors behind a curtain while she talked openly about her 10 year on-again-off-again relationship with Morales.

Morales, speaking in the third person, asked the woman: “In your experience and personal knowledge, do you believe Elliot Morales is a person who hates gays?”

“Absolutely not,” she replied.

Related: Hate Crime Victim Claims Police Intentionally Left Gay Slurs Out Of Official Report

When asked how she first met Morales, the woman replied that they connected on a dating site and that she was open with him about her being trans from the get-go.

Earlier in the day, Morales told Justice Kirke Bartley, “I’m not a bigot of any type. I don’t hate anyone. Not gays, lesbians, none of that. This is not a hate crime. This was not an intentional murder.”

If convicted, Morales faces 30 to life in prison.

The trial continues.

Related: Disturbing Video Catches Antigay Hate Crime In Atlanta

h/t: New York Post

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