Elliot Morales Sentenced to 40 Years to Life for Hate Crime Murder


June 14, 2016 | New York Times

Elliot Morales Sentenced to 40 Years to Life for Hate Crime Murder

Days after a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida, the judge in a hate-crime murder case in New York invoked the massacre as he sentenced a man to 40 years to life in prison on Tuesday.

The man, Elliot Morales, was convicted in March of murder as a hate crime for killing Mark Carson, 32, a gay black man, in the West Village in…