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Plumb Beach Attack Trial Update


The claim that Anthony Foturnato, one of three men on trial for hate crime murder of a gay man, was gay himself was not only strange to most everyone – it was apparently mysterious to the judge as well! Fortunato, Ilya Shurov John Fox, and Michael Timmins had lured Michael Sandy to meet them at a secluded location in Sheepshead Bay, via a gay chatroom, in 2006. Once there, they robbed and beat Sandy, who ran into the Belt Parkway and was hit by a car. Fortunato, Shurov and Fox were charged with murder as a hate crime; Timmins agreed to a plea deal in return for testifying against the others.

Image of Fortunato from Towleroad, who has been following the Michael Sandy murder

1 comment to Plumb Beach Attack Trial Update

  • Anonymous

    There is a BIG misprint in this article. The Timmins involved in this incident is GARY, NOT MICHAEL.