Teens Accused in Bias Attack Linked to Another Crime

Two Staten Island teenagers already facing hate crime charges have been linked to another bias attack -- but this crime could carry federal charges.

Ralph Nicolettii and Bryan Garaventa, 18, have been charged in New York state with beating a Muslim teenager the night Barack Obama was elected president.

Police and the FBI believe the two were involved in a hit and run several hours later that left a supermarket manager, Ronald Forte, in a coma and possibly suffering permanent brain damage.

According to the Daily News, police believe the pair was trolling a predominately black and Hispanic Staten Island neighborhood looking for victims.

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