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posted Friday, October 28, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 43
Gay man stabbed with broken beer bottle, thrown onto fire in apparent hate crime in Reno, TX
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Gay man stabbed with broken beer bottle, thrown onto fire in apparent hate crime in Reno, TX

Burke Burnett says he was punched in the eye, stabbed with a broken beer bottle and thrown onto a lit burn barrel early Sunday at a party in Reno, Texas. View more photos of Burnett's injuries below.

A 26-year-old gay man says he was the victim of a brutal hate crime early Sunday in Reno, Texas - a small town just east of Paris and about 100 miles northeast of Dallas.

Burke Burnett said he was at a private party at about 1 a.m. when four men suddenly attacked him, stabbing him at least twice with a broken beer bottle before throwing him onto a fire. His attackers yelled things like pussy-ass faggot, gay bitch and cock-sucking punk, Burnett said.

Burnett said it took 30 stitches to close stab wounds to his back and forearm, as well as a cut above his left eye. He also sustained second-degree burns and severe bruises.

They knew I was gay, Burnett said Monday. Im convinced they were trying to kill me.

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