Hate crime charge added in attack on gay Lafayette teen

Local

Chance Seneca (LPSO)

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP)- An attack on a Lafayette teenager is now being prosecuted as a hate crime. Police initially said they didn’t see evidence of a hate crime in the attack on Holden White, who spent days in a coma and nearly a month in the hospital.

Chance Seneca pleaded not guilty to attempted murder after allegedly choking White with a cord and slicing open his wrists.

Prosecutors added the hate crime charge last week. An email to Seneca’s attorney was not immediately returned.

The two teens met on Grindr, a dating app for gay, bisexual and transgender men.  

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local News

More Local

Trending Stories

Sidebar