Funeral held for gay man killed on Belt Parkway while trying to escape attackers

Friends and family said their final goodbyes Thursday to the Williamsburg man killed in what prosecutors are calling a hate crime. Police say three men

BROOKLYN - Friends and family said their final goodbyes Thursday to the Williamsburg man killed in what prosecutors are calling a hate crime. Police say three men lured Michael Sandy, 29, to a Plum Beach rest stop with promises of sex, but actually intended to rob him. Sandy was hit by a car on the Belt Parkway while trying to escape his attackers. He died five days later. Two men have been indicted on charges of second-degree murder as a hate crime. Police say a third suspect is expected to be indicted later this week. Related Information Teens charged with hate crime in attack on gay man on Belt Parkway

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