A 22-year-old man indicted in what prosecutors on Friday described as a hate crime against an elderly gay man could soon face murder charges.
A Clark County grand jury this week indicted James Hatchin on charges of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon, battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm of a victim 60 years or older motivated by bias or hatred toward victim and battery with intent to kill a victim 60 years or older motivated by bias or hatred toward victim in connection with the June 19 attack on 78-year-old William Carlisle, who later died.
Prosecutor Patrick Burns said the charges would be elevated to murder once the victim’s cause of death is determined.
Hatchin reportedly attacked Carlisle, who was gay, near Spencer Street and Charleston Boulevard.
Further details about the attack were not immediately available.
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