A Bronx man bashed a gay couple over the head with a chair inside a Chelsea BBQ joint after one of the men smacked him in the face with his purse, prosecutors said Tuesday at his Manhattan assault trial.
ADA Leah Saxtein argued that Bayna-Lekheim El- Amin, 42, may not have initiated the May 5, 2015 melee, but he took it too far when he stomped on the victim’s head and hurled a chair at him and his lover.
Jonathan Snipes, 33, and boyfriend Ethan Adams, 25, were drinking margaritas at Dallas BBQ when Snipes learned in a message that his uncle was ill, Saxtein told jurors in her opening statement in Manhattan Supreme Court.
“He started displaying his emotions, speaking loudly and Ethan was grabbing his arm and begging him not to leave,” she said.
Snipes got up to go home and knocked over his margarita and allegedly overheard El-Amin mumble, “F—-ts over there spilling their drinks.” h/t Ace