Thursday, March 23, 2006

Gay bash victim testifies in court

written by Patrick Gallahue
New York Post Thursday, March 23, 2006

The wheelchair-bound victim of a savage bias attack bravely took the
stand in Brooklyn yesterday and faced his accused assailant.
"I lost everything that night," testified Dwan Prince, 28, who
prosecutors say was brutally beaten and left paralyzed by Steven
Pmoie, 25, last June because he is gay.

The slight Prince -- who was in a coma for a month and now slurs his
words -- has no memories of the attack and said he didn't recognize
Pomie. He also said he was terrified of facing the reputed Crips gang
member. "I didn't know if he would try to get up and kill me," Prince said
afterwards. But he then smiled slightly and added, "I watch too many

Prince was taking the trash out of the building in Brownsville, when
he cast a glance at Pomie, who was wearing his girlfriend's pink
tank top, authorities said. Cops said Pomie flew into a rage, shouted an anti-gay epithet and
stomped Prince's head.

(June, 2005 Brooklyn, NY) Valerie Prince, Dwan's mom and Basil Lucas from New York's Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project at a press conference ouside of Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn where Dwan lay in a coma for a month.

Dwan Prince in an undated photo.

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