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Report: Black Man Clinging To Life In ICU After Racist White Man Beats Him With A Bat For Dating His Sister

Buckle in and buckle up.

This is a blood pressure-raising one….

Since January 20th, Deshawn Horne of Seattle has been hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Harborview Medical Center, fighting for his life. He was allegedly attacked with an aluminum baseball bat by a man named Julian Tuimauga. 

Tuimauga seems to have repeatedly used the N-word throughout the incident. So, yeah, it’s a hate crime. 

The New York Daily News says that the attack happened after 18-year-old Tuimauga found out 26-year-old Horne spent the night with his sister after a night at the club. Uh.

Horne is a U.S. Postal Worker who had a Friday night off. After meeting the woman, the pair went back to her home, where he spent the night.

In the morning, she called Horne a Lyft. When the driver arrived, he backed into the driveway to wait for his passenger.

The Seattle Pilot reports that after a few minutes of waiting, Tuimauga approached the driver and asked whom he was waiting for. When the driver said his sister, Tuimauga proceeded to go into the house, where he soon began arguing with Horne (who was attempting to get into the car).

Tuimauga then used the bat to hit Horne in the head twice and while assaulting him said, “this is what happens when you bring black people around here”.

The Lyft driver called 911 and pulled a few houses down, watching as Tuimauga smacked Horne at least three more times. Tuimauga recorded a video of him attacking Horne, which he later tried to delete, while repeatedly using the N-word.

Officers discovered Horne—who is the father of a 16-month-old baby boy—bloodied and unconscious in the front yard.

Tuimauga has since been charged with malicious harassment, the state’s hate-crime charge, as well as first-degree assault. His bail is set at $500,000. 


“You just never think it’s going to happen to you or so close to home,” LaDonna Horne (the victim’s mother) told Seattle Times reporters.

He has already undergone several procedures, including having part of his skull removed due to the swelling. Needless to say, he faces a long road to recovery. His brother, Obediyah Israel, set up a GoFundMe page to cover his medical expenses and help provide for his son. 

Such an upsetting story. Happy healing to Deshawn. And un-happy misery to racist scumbag Tuimauga.

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