Mentally ill man indicted on murder, hate crime charges

Schizophrenic allegedly beat Latino man to death

September 20, 2010|By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun

A Baltimore grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old man with schizophrenia on murder, hate crime and weapons charges in connection with the beating death of a 51-year-old Latino man, the city state's attorney's office announced Monday.

According to court documents, Jermaine Holley, of the 3600 block of Erdman Ave., admitted to hating "Mexicans" and attacking Martin Reyes, who is from Honduras, in the early morning hours of Aug. 21. Holley is accused of ripping a wooden stake from the ground and using it to fatally club Reyes, a father of six.

Police have described Holley as mentally unstable. An arraignment on the charges is scheduled for Oct. 13.

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