By Brian Hickey
Editor’s note: Testimony in this case includes offensive and profane language. NewsWorks is including it in the story as context necessary to understand the alleged crimes.
Zachary Hesse and Andrew Haught walked along Chancellor Street en route to grab a slice of pizza one Thursday night in September when somebody in a group of passersby allegedly asked a question that sparked a life-altering confrontation.
“Is that your fucking boyfriend?” was the question, Hesse told a court hearing on Tuesday. He testified that he answered the question in the affirmative and got this response: “Oh, so you’re a dirty fucking faggot?”
With that, tempers rose.