Sunday, March 01, 2009
The Brutal Killing of Michael Causer
They attacked him when he was sleeping. They punched and kicked him in the head. They burned him with a lighter. They dumped his bleeding body in the street.
Now one of the thugs who killed Michael Causer has been acquitted of murder.
According to evidence put before the jury, the trigger-point for the violence came when sexually explicit images of the trainee hairdresser were found on his mobile phone, prompting a “sustained and brutal” attack on his naked sleeping form and leaving him with a fractured skull and a swollen brain. Mr Causer was punched, kicked and finally battered around the head with a heavy history book so forcibly that the book’s spine broke, the court heard. It was alleged that Mr Alker, who had never met Mr Causer, screamed “You little queer faggot” adding, “He’s a little queer, he deserves it.” During the trial it was also claimed that a cigarette lighter was used to burn the hair on Mr Causer’s legs, and that threats were made to rip out his body piercings with a knife. But the jury accepted Mr Alker’s evidence that he had been acting in self-defence after he denied making homophobic comments, blaming the attack on O’Connor.
And a Liverpool councillor has a question for the people of Merseyside.
"The question has to be asked whether the 10-2 jury not-guilty verdict into Gavin Alker means Merseyside society thinks it's acceptable to beat up gay people?
Good question eh?
But good for his parents for fighting back.
“We won’t let Micky be pushed aside because he was gay, never in a million years...”
Poor gentle Michael would have been so proud of them.
The bullies will be BEATEN.
The struggle continues....