Three Arrested In Mob Murder Of Spanish Gay Man

El Pais reports:

Spain’s National Police have arrested three people on suspicion of their involvement in the beating to death of 24-year-old nurse Samuel Luiz in the early hours of Saturday morning in A Coruña, Galicia. That’s according to police sources, who spoke to EL PAÍS. The police confirmed that the three people arrested are two men and a woman aged between 20 and 25, and residents of A Coruña.

The security cameras outside EL Andén, which is the nightclub where Luiz had been that night, along with his attackers, show that the victim did not cross paths with the assailants until an argument began over a cellphone. “The assailant, together with two of his companions, believed that they were being recorded [by Luiz] and they rebuked him,” police sources said. In fact, Luiz was speaking on a video call.

Read the full article. Police say that up to ten people continued kicking Luiz after he fell. The murder sparked massive protests across Spain and a message of condolence and outrage from Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.