Gay senior stabbed to death over blowing kisses

Tue. September 17, 2013 9:47 AM by

New York City - A 69-year-old gay man was stabbed to death on a Queens street on Monday afternoon.

According to the New York Daily News, Steven Torres, 22, has been charged with the murder of Ever Orozco as a hate crime.

The paper reported that the incident occurred at 90th St. and Roosevelt Ave. after Orozco, who is married, parked his car after dropping his wife off at a doctor's office. Police said that Torres attacked Orozco then fled. A group of bystanders held Torres until police arrived. Police have also recovered the knife used to kill Orozco.

"He [Torres] said the victim was blowing kisses to him. That's what set him off," an unidentified source is quoted as saying."This is what he is claiming."

NBC New York, however, reported that the men scuffled over a cell phone. One eyewitness told the outlet that he counted 7 cuts.

"There was a lot of screaming, and all I could see was the guy stabbing him – stabbing him and stabbing him," eyewitness Eddie De Jesus said. "Getting killed over a phone, it's not right."

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