Memorial in Albuquerque honors slain homeless men

August 4, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two homeless men who were allegedly beaten to death were remembered Saturday at a memorial service at an Albuquerque shelter.

About 100 people paid their respects to 44-year-old Allison Gorman and 46-year-old Kee Thompson at Noon Day Ministries, the Albuquerque Journal reported (

Family members of the victims, who both grew up on the Navajo Nation, said they believed the men were targeted because of their race. Both families shared a petition asking that the three teens charged with the killings receive hate crime charges.

Alberta Gorman Yazzie, Gorman’s sister, said her brother “was a very kind, humble and joyful Login to read more

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