A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Scott and Steve Leader on charges of civil rights violations while causing bodily injury, assault and battery for purposes of intimidation causing bodily injury, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for an Aug. 19 incident in which they allegedly beat and urinated on a homeless man they found outside the JFK/UMass T stop on their way home from a Sox game.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:
One of them took a metal pole and struck the victim with it repeatedly. The two assailants then walked away laughing, witnesses said.
The victim was transported immediately to Boston Medical Center, where he was treated for a broken nose, serious bruising across his torso, and other injuries.
At the State Police barracks in South Boston, Scott Leader allegedly made a series of incriminating statements, including that he and his brother “tuned up” an “illegal immigrant,” and that this behavior was acceptable because the victim was homeless and Hispanic.
Just the civil-rights charge carries a potential sentence of ten years in state prison, the DA's office reports.