The family of a man who endured a brutal assault wants his attacker to be charged with murder following his suicide.
33-year-old Mitchell Pope, who suffered severe head injuries, committed suicide 18 months after the attack.
On October 13, 2014, Pope was savaged by a man who called him a “f*cking f*ggot” in the lobby of his Brooklyn apartment.Following homophobic hammer attack, gay man commits suicide – LGBTQ Nation
The man repeatedly hit him with a hammer, leaving him with a severely fractured skull.
According to his mother, Pope was never the same.
She claims her son developed an odd obsession with demons and was certain he possessed “godlike” powers and was “invincible.”
Ms. Watson is convinced this bizarre behavior led to his suicide.
Mitchell Pope jumped out of the third-story window of his apartment last January.
Drugs have been ruled out, although the medical examiner thinks his brain injury quite possibly influenced his actions.