A gay man who was brutally beaten in Mississippi on Friday (20 March) says the attack was a hate crime.
Investigators said James David Scott, 23, confronted Devin Norman, 26, in a Walmart parking lot in Corinth about an alleged social media post.
According to a witness, Scott threw Norman to the ground and stomped his face into the pavement while yelling, 'Faggot! Faggot! Faggot!'
Norman was treated for multiple facial fractures and broken eye sockets.
Scott fled the scene but was later arrested and charged with assault.