5th Suspect Arrested in Alleged Hate Crime Attack | NBC New York

5th Suspect Arrested in Alleged Hate Crime Attack

18-year-old taken off life support Monday.



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    New York City police have arrested a fifth suspect in the suspected hate crime beating death of a teenager after a birthday party.

    Police say 18-year-old Anthony Collao died Monday after he was taken off life support.

    The suspects showed up Saturday at a party that had been advertised on Facebook, and refused to pay the cover charge.

    Police say they flashed gang signs, yelled anti-gay slurs and scrawled epithets on the walls in red marker. Collao was severely beaten.

    The fifth suspect, who's 17 years old, was arrested Wednesday on charges of manslaughter and assault as hate crimes.

    Four suspects were previously arrested and charged with manslaughter and assault and are being held on bail.