Gay Man’s Killer Makes Love To Trans Woman To Prove He’s Not A Bigot, Tells Judge “I Don’t Hate Anyone”

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A New York man on trial for shooting another man in the head while screaming antigay epithets at him insists the killing was not a hate crime but rather just a good, old-fashioned murder. And to prove he’s not a bigot, he made love to a trans woman.

36-year-old Elliot Morales (pictured) is acting as his own lawyer as he fights charges of second-degree murder as a hate crime, menacing a police officer and weapons possession.

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The murder happened in the early morning hours of May 18, 2013. 32-year-old Mark Carson was gunned down by Morales outside of a bar in Greenwich Village. Just before killing him, Morales called Carson a “faggot” then asked if he wanted to die. Moments later, he lodged a .38-caliber into the man’s brain before casually walking away.

When police located Morales and arrested him, he told them: “I fucking shot him dead! Diagnosis dead, doctor! They don’t teach you that in the academy, right?”

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Three years later, Morales is finally getting his day in court. For his first character witness, he invited his alleged ex-lover, a 38-year-old trans woman, to testify on his behalf.

The woman spoke under the pseudonym Jane Smith and remained hidden from jurors behind a curtain while she talked openly about her 10 year on-again-off-again relationship with Morales.

Morales, speaking in the third person, asked the woman: “In your experience and personal knowledge, do you believe Elliot Morales is a person who hates gays?”

“Absolutely not,” she replied.

Related: Hate Crime Victim Claims Police Intentionally Left Gay Slurs Out Of Official Report

When asked how she first met Morales, the woman replied that they connected on a dating site and that she was open with him about her being trans from the get-go.

Earlier in the day, Morales told Justice Kirke Bartley, “I’m not a bigot of any type. I don’t hate anyone. Not gays, lesbians, none of that. This is not a hate crime. This was not an intentional murder.”

If convicted, Morales faces 30 to life in prison.

The trial continues.

Related: Disturbing Video Catches Antigay Hate Crime In Atlanta

h/t: New York Post

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  • James Rumsey

    You haven’t included the cross examination which reveals there was no romantic relationship it was just sex and is on parole from prison herself

  • Billy Budd


  • Joshua Ames

    He’s just a happy-go-lucky kinda guy. Right. >:-(

  • Rusty Angel

    Sociopathic Narcissist.

  • joeyty

    What IS it about people in New York ?

  • Alex Rothwell

    A ridiculous statement from this guy.

  • John Malin

    I don’t hate anyone, I just like to kill gays! What a sick moron.

  • Kangol

    He murdered a man after making homophobic statements. Who cares who he sleeps with? Some of the most anti-gay queens out there are closet cases. Look at Congress or the heads of many churches. Lock this murderer up and throw away the key.

  • Me2

    The man he killed worked at a gelato shop in Grand Central Station that I passed everyday on my way to work. I didn’t know him personally, but I do remember seeing him. His senseless death rocked me to my core!!

    The fact that this POS sleeps with men does not negate the fact that he acted out of hate and intolerance when he reached for his gun and pulled the trigger. He needs to be put away for life and slowly tortured!!

  • RIck Dean

    Hang him!

  • Bob LaBlah

    I bet in his relationship with the trans woman he was the bottom.

  • Ben Stimpson

    His smile is disturbing.

  • brooklynbobby

    @joeyty: why are you hating on people in New York? There are plenty of whack jobs all over the country. Just off the top of my head it seems to me that the two murderous cretins that tortured and killed Matthew Sheppard were good old small town boys from the mid-west. That’s just one example. I am sure that if asked the folks on here could come up with a zillion others!

  • brooklynbobby

    Does anyone know if she is pre-op or post-op or what-op??

  • joeyty

    @brooklynbobby: Notice you didn’t say a word when everybody was just making fun of Texans because of the statements of one anti-gay teacher.

    • brooklynbobby

      @joeyty: Well I didn’t happen to read that article but I don’t make a habit out of making fun of any one from any region of the country actually. Hate is hate no matter what quarter it is coming from and as a general rule I don’t find it at all funny. I happen to live in New York now but I was born and raised in the midwest. So it’s not as if I’m trashing anyone because I’m not. I am only pointing out that you seem to have singled out people in New York for some reason and it’s not just here. Crazy ass bigots who think we are easy targets are all over the world!!

  • Jesse Erickson

    “I don’t hate anyone.” And yet he killed someone.

  • Martin Steele

    How does some guy making love to a woman prove he isn’t a bigot?

  • davidjohng

    Well if you were “born and raised in the Midwest” as you say you should know that Wyoming is in the West, not the Midwest. Ohio(where I am), Illinois, Iowa etc that’s the Midwest. Actually it’s kinda a “New York thing” not to know that.

  • joeyty

    @brooklynbobby: Well I was born in NYC and still live here but I’m tired of the silly Queerty crowd that has so much lacking in their individual lives that they’ll come on this site just to “bond” with others in all the assumed likes and dislikes of the gay ghetto. So anything that happens in Texas gets all the low-I.Q. ho-hum required anti-Texas statements, and the same for Alabama and Mississippi. When here in NYC we have Rev. Manning and Diaz and plenty of gaybashings, but no one attacks the whole state of New York because that’s not the required gayzombie position.

  • joeyty

    @brooklynbobby: BTW : You transplants are usually the worst people in NYC, hating on those of us already here, whose families actually live here.

  • joeyty

    @davidjohng: Believe me…it’s the out-of-towner who moved to NYC who wouldn’t know that. They think that just by living here they’ve become superior and hipper and cooler to the rest of the ignorant country and therefore don’t even have to continue learning. (They’ve also destroyed NYC by making it unaffordable).

  • o.codone

    he’s cute. but, i DO have a thing for spanish guys, murderers or not.

  • brooklynbobby

    Oh my god you guys are just ridiculous with all your silly quibbles and your hating. Stop it!! You are missing the point entirely just because you want to prove a point and be right. I Midwest, West, South, North whatever! The only point I was trying to make with poor poor put upon Joeyty who started the whole thing was that there are coocoo birds all over the place! I don’t even believe that either one of you have even been to New York let alone ever lived here. You are just another couple of Queerty trolls who want to be contrary just to amuse yourselves and no matter what I say you are going to take exception with it. So knock it off and I am not going to respond to one more thing either of you have to say, I don’t play these petty games find some one else to amuse yourselves with! SHHEEEESH talk about get a life.

  • joeyty

    @brooklynbobby: Then don’t say anything next time. Especially when you don’t even know what it was in reference to. (And maybe you should move back home).

    • brooklynbobby

      TROLL! LOL Like I said get a life. And maybe you should take your own advice. Or better yet stop making things up. Especially about where you are from and what you do. Trolls are the worst. I suppose it’s because they get all oldy moldy living under bridges all day long and scaring goats for a living LOL

  • joeyty

    @brooklynbobby: I’ll get together with you if you think I’m making up where I’m from. where in Brooklyn are you ?

  • joeyty

    @joeyty: I’ll come see you anywhere at any time you choose, in a very public spot if you wish. If you’re going to be one of the snotty transplants to NYC you’re going to have to show some integrity.

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