Family accused of violent hate crime leaving gay man blind claims they’re the ‘real victims’
A Florida woman whose family is accused of a brutal hate crime that left a gay man permanently blind says “he is a liar not a victim”.
Inna Makarenko, Yevhen Makarenko and Oleh Makarenko face allegations of beating a gay man in his Pompano Beach apartment, in Florida in August 2021.
The man was said to be Oleh’s boyfriend of nine months and Inna believed he had “turned” her son gay. Inna wanted Oleh to marry a woman so the family allegedly concocted a plan to attack the man. It is claimed Yevhen beat up the victim while Oleh and Inna watched from the side.
The gay man was found bloodied and unconscious 14 hours later by police visiting his apartment complex for a different reason.
The Broward County State