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Man charged with hate crime in fatal Queens stabbing

NY_ISTOCK_Crime scene_1202 Steven Torres, 22, was charged with murder as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon. Credit: Metro Archive

A Bronx man has been charged with murder as a hate crime after he fatally stabbed a 69-year-old man in Queens on Monday.

Steven Torres, 22, was charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say Torres stabbed Ever Orozco near 90th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Elmhurst about 1 p.m. The victim was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

NBC 4 New York reported that Torres allegedly attacked the man because he believed he was gay.

 
 
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