Trump-Loving South Boston Brothers Who Attacked Latino Homeless Man Are Sentenced

May 17, 2016
8:09 AM


Remember the 2015 story of Scott Leader and Steven Leader, the two South Boston brothers who attacked a homeless Latino man and then said they were inspired by Donald Trump?

Monday in Boston, the Leaders had their day in court.

They lost.

Here is what The Boston Globe reported:

On Monday, the brothers — Scott Leader, 38, and Steven Leader, 30 — pleaded guilty to several felony charges in the unprovoked attack, including assault and battery, intimidation, and civil rights violations.

Scott Leader, who prosecutors said has a history of hate crimes against minorities, was sentenced to three years in state prison. Steven Leader was sentenced to at least two years behind bars.

Both sentences are followed by three years of probation.

The Dorchester attack drew national attention because of its random cruelty and explicit nature. Prosecutors said the men beat 58-year-old Guillermo Rodriguez because they thought he was an illegal immigrant. Scott Leader told police the violence was acceptable because the victim was homeless and Hispanic.

“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,” Scott Leader said after the attack, according to authorities.