Bronx Gang Member Sentenced To Seven Years For Role In Brutal Hate Crime

falu10n-1-webOne of nine men responsible for a brutal hate crime against three men in a Bronx apartment in 2010 was sentenced to seven years on Friday. Nelson Falu, 20, pled guilty to the crime along with two other gang members in June.

In October 2010, Falu and eight other members of the Latin King Goonies were taken into custody after kidnapping three gay men in the Bronx, stripping them naked, and sodomizing them with a baseball bat in a Bronx apartment. According to reports, the gang’s attack was motivated by their victim’s sexual orientation.

The Times reported that the victims—two 17-year-olds and one 30-year-old—were also “thrown into a wall, hit in the head with a beer can, cut with a box cutter and sodomized with the wooden handle of a plunger.” After, Falu took the 30-year-old victim’s keys and looted his apartment. None of the victims faced life-threatening injuries.

Of the gang members involved, only three were indicted on hate crime charges—Nelson Falu, then 17, Ruddy Vargas, then 22, and Elmer Cofresi, then 23.

Falu took a robbery plea, which was given to him by Prosecutor Theresa Gottlieb so the victims didn’t have to “relive the nightmare” on the witness stand. Cases against the other two gang members are still pending.

[Photo: NY Daily News]

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  • Scribe38

    Not nearly enough time for these assholes.

  • Polaro

    @Scribe38: I completely agree.

  • Tommysole

    These hateful assholes need to be sodomized in prison daily.

  • Alice

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  • mattsy


  • Wingfield

    Sounds like repressed gay gang members to me. I mean really what straight guy would want to stick a plunger in another mans ass. Regardless they deserve what they get in jail!

  • Fitz

    Well, he is wearing a hoodie. That means he is a sweet kid!

  • LadyL

    @Fitz: Oh, fuck off. Isn’t this story ugly enough without you dragging Trayvon Martin into it?

  • Taliaferro

    Does anyone believe seven years in our penal system will make him a more sensitive and tolerant individual? The GOP and religious wingnuts bear responsibility for this.

  • lab

    @Fitz: you are an asshole…my 82 y.o. mother wears a hoodie. does that mean it is ok to follow her and murder her…you fucking asshole

  • that_dude247

    I remember the case vividly. I also remember a number of people here in the Bronx blaming the 30 y/o. Just a sad and terrible case. Glad no one died.

  • Snapper59

    @Taliaferro: Yeah, he does look like a Limbaugh listener.


  • Anila

    These are just some of the hundreds of examples of violence and lawlessness in more than 80 cities around the country. There’s this book I have read, just google “White Girl Bleed a Lot” or this site http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/. It’s an epidemic of black mob violence.

  • tdx3fan

    @LadyL: Nothing hurts like the truth!

  • tdx3fan

    @lab: Well, when your 82 year old mother is kicked out of her nursing home three times and caught with drug paraphernalia and stolen items; then attacks someone simply because they are following them through a neighborhood they are most likely casing, then we will reconvene this conversation.

    Oh, but lets just ignore the kid that was beaten up in Florida by three black guys because he was white, so race could not have been a factor and it must have been because he snitched on one of them (although, I fail to see what he could have snitched about since black men obviously cannot commit crime…its all about racial profiling).

  • Cam


    Gee, another right winger who wants to blame all violence on “The Blacks”. Guess you missed the part where the criminals here aren’t black.

    Back to the topic, why were only 3 charged with a hate crime when they were all there and they all participated?

  • Scribe38

    @LadyL: @lab: Thanks. Sometimes I come to this site and believe I have mistakenly hit on a KKK web page. I use to believe being gay made you less likely to be [email protected] but obviously there is a large gay-nazi-core to this site. What bugs me the most is this site doesnt give a damn. I can’t type the word [email protected] but assholes can write all sorts of anti-minority B.S.

  • Scribe38

    On this site when blacks say anti-gay things they are the N-word. When Russians say or do worst then there is no talk about race. Just show a blk face on this site and the normal asshole [email protected] come out and play. I guess sucking dik doesn’t make u any more enlightened

  • Polaro

    Seriously, Queerty, you flag my posts and Alice spams every thread. Fix your damned algorithm.

  • Polaro

    Seriously, its not the hoodies that are the issue, its the thug attitude that is the problem. Just because thugs like to wear hoodies, does not make all people wearing hoodies thugs.

  • palmergloria

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  • Nyruinz


    I agree, no straight man is going to stick a plunger stick inside of another man’s rectum

  • Nyruinz


    Exactly, they are hispanic, and the latin kings is a hispanic gang

  • B Damion

    I wonder if it would really help if we all got together and just beat the sh** out of each other. Why does every post on this forum have to turn into us verbally bashing each other gzzzz..

  • B Damion

    All these dam videos i’m watching of gay people lieing to these young kids about “it gets better” it don’t get no dam better it gets f**ng worst.

  • B Damion


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