D.C. Hate Criminal Pleads Guilty

“A man arrested for assaulting a gay man in Georgetown has pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to two charges, including felony assault with bias intent. Ruddad Abdulgader, 19, faces a maximum sentence of five and a half years in prison for the bias-related assault charge and the second charge to which he pleaded guilty – possession of a prohibited weapon, a liquor bottle. In appearing Nov. 12 before Judge Harold Cushionberry, Abdulgader acknowledged a statement by prosecutors that he used a glass vodka bottle to strike a 23-year-old man in the face while making anti-gay remarks, knocking him unconscious in an unprovoked attack Oct. 3.” [Wash Blade]