Thanks to a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Robert Lee Hannah (pictured) is getting off with one count of simple assault, a misdemeanor, after beating gay Maryland resident Tony Randolph Hunter so badly, he died from his injuries last September. Hannah, originally arrested on a voluntary manslaughter charge, faces a maximum of 180 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Looks like the “gay panic” defense worked: Hannah was so put off by the way Hunter allegedly “touched” him, he savagely bludgeoned him. Meanwhile, Hannah is a free man on bond while he awaits sentencing. A judge accepted his plea one year to the day that Hunter died in the hospital.