Miami’s local ABC affiliate WSVN reports that the young men accused of a violent gay bashing after Miami Beach Pride this past Sunday have been released on bond after being arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery.
The four men — who police identified as 20-year-old Luis Alonso, 21-year-old Adonis Diaz, 21-year-old Juan C. Lopez and 21-year-old Pablo Reinaldo Romo — bonded out of jail on Wednesday. According to a Miami Beach Police spokesperson, all four men are facing aggravated battery felony charges.
Each of the four men were being held on $7,500 bond.
Surveillance cameras outside the Miami Beach bathroom, located near the beach along Ocean Drive and Sixth Street, recorded the assault on Sunday night.
Investigators said the subjects yelled an anti-gay slur in Spanish before the brawl ensued.
The State Attorney’s Office is still deciding whether the suspects will be charged with a hate crime.
Florida State Attorney Kathy Rundle promises all hate crime aspects of the attack will be evaluated throughly.
I can assure you & our community that my Hate Crimes Unit will evaluate this incident thoroughly. They have been working with @MiamiBeachPD since it occurred. Hate crimes can be enhanced under Florida law. #EqualityForAll https://t.co/k4h6C7zRCm
— Kathy Rundle (@KathyFndzRundle) April 11, 2018