Man beaten to death in Baltimore
Baltimore Police are identifying a man who was fatally beaten with a piece of lumber in what they call a hate crime.
Police say 51-year-old Martin Rayez was found early Saturday with severe trauma to his face and head and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Nineteen-year-old Jermaine Holley has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying after police say he confessed.
Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says police are classifying the slaying as a hate crime because Holley indicated in his statement that he “hated Hispanics.”
Police say this is the latest in a rash of violence against Hispanics in the area, but Holley doesn't appear to be linked to other incidents.
Officers and neighborhood volunteers walked door-to-door Saturday to promote a dialogue between police and the Spanish-speaking community.
-- Associated Press
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