Two Boston brothers who said Donald Trump’s immigration views inspired them pleaded guilty Monday to beating a homeless Mexican man.
Scott Leader, 38, received a three-year state prison sentence and his brother Steven, 30, received two and a half years after copping to felonies including causing bodily injury while committing a civil rights violation, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
Police said the pair urinated on the sleeping 58-year-old man in August near a Dorchester train station then kicked him, punched him and beat him with a metal pole. Yet the elder Leader told investigators it was OK to assault the victim because he was homeless and Latino, The Boston Globe reported.
“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,” Leader said, according to arresting documents.
The brothers’ lawyers said in court Monday that their clients regret the assault they said stemmed from an alcohol-fueled rage. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, denounced the Leaders in a tweet shortly after the Aug. 19 attack, saying he would never “condone violence.”
The victim, who has not been publicly identified, attended the plea hearing. A prosecutor read a statement in court from the victim recounting the assault near the JFK/UMass MBTA station around 12:30 a.m.
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