Teen in custody after beating up man in Alamogordo

New Mexico
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ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – A 17-year-old is in custody for a crime the district attorney says was motivated by hate.

According to District Attorney John Sugg, Alamogordo police came across three juveniles attacking a man on June 13 at a Dollar General. Authorities believe the victim was targeted because he has several disabilities.

The 17-year-old suspect will be held behind bars until trial. There is no information at this time on if the other juveniles are charged.

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