El Pais reports:
Spanish police have arrested a fourth individual in connection with the deadly beating of a young man by a group of at least seven people in the northwestern city of A Coruña last Saturday. The suspect is a man in his early twenties who is friends with the three people – two men and a woman – who were arrested over the brutal killing of Samuel Luiz, 24, outside a nightclub in the Galician city. The latest suspect is facing charges of homicide and for taking the victim’s phone.
A friend of the victim said that the attackers – who did not know Luiz and had never been in contact with him before that moment – used homophobic slurs against the young man, who was homosexual. According to this friend, Lina, who was with Samuel at the time of the attack, the assailants repeatedly used the term “maricón” (faggot). This prompted widespread street protests by LGBTQ+ groups across Spain in the days after the attack, and led to public statements by Spanish ministers against hate crimes.
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A fourth suspect has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the killing of Samuel Luiz in Galicia, a crime alleged to have a homophobic motive. The victim has been described as a kind and spiritual young man who loved to help others https://t.co/V1dzpkEYOF
— El País English Edition (@elpaisinenglish) July 9, 2021
Firmado La ciudad de A Coruña no te olvida, Samuel. Te queremos en nuestro callejero para siempre. >> @ConcelloCoruna: Pedimos renombrar la Avenida de Buenos Aires de A Coruña como Avenida Samuel Luiz. – ¡Firma la petición! https://t.co/qfBsNew3dJ vía @change_es
— Eli (@Eli73920168) July 9, 2021
🔴Detenidos dos menores por el crimen de Samuel Luiz en A Coruña
➡Son coruñeses y son el quinto y el sexto arrestados, por haber participado en la paliza mortal al joven https://t.co/87zEDe9zPC
— El Periódico (@elperiodico) July 9, 2021
#Mundo: La Policía detuvo este viernes a dos menores como presuntos autores del crimen de Samuel Luiz, un joven de 24 años que falleció el pasado sábado en la ciudad española de La Coruña #JusticiaParaSamuelhttps://t.co/sSNPLt1pDY
— Tele Saltillo (@TeleSaltillo) July 9, 2021