Indiana Man Beaten to Death By ‘Friend’ Because He Was Gay? Or Because He Wouldn’t Leave the House?

Paul Michalik, a gay 36-year-old hair stylist from Ft. Wayne in Indiana, is dead after a bloody beating rendered at a house party he attended with his partner Jerry Chambers , who was also beat up. Under arrest is Brian Paul Brothers, charged only with aggravated battery; police are investigating whether this was, as Michalik’s boyfriend says, a hate crime.