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Man pleads guilty after attacking gay man then bragging about it online

Man pleads guilty after attacking gay man then bragging about it online

Brandon Michael Wiley, 24, from Lewisburg, Tennessee

A man has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault after attacking a gay man and then bragging about it on social media.

24-year-old Brandon Michael Wiley is from Lewisburg, Tennessee, reports the Daily News Journal.

Last summer, Wiley entered MJ’s Sports Bar and Grill on Broad Street in Murfreesboro.

He initially claimed a 39-year-old gay man ‘grabbed his junk and molested him,’ according to a report filed with Murfreesboro police.

But that story didn’t line up with video evidence, say police.

A security guard told police he saw Wiley punching the victim. The 39-year-old man then claimed Wiley attacked him because he ‘propositioned him’.

Police arrived on the scene and found the 39-year-old man lying on the floor with severe facial injuries, including fractured eye sockets and a broken nose. He required extensive hospital treatment.

Police then said Wiley ‘sent out several photos of himself covered in blood and was bragging about beating up a gay man for “grabbing” his [crotch].’

Arrest and sentencing

They arrested Wiley on 9 July last year.

At the Rutherford County Circuit Court on Friday (5 April), Wiley pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. It’s a felony offense that carries a three-year minimum sentence.

Wiley is due for a sentencing hearing 28 June.

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