BOSTON (AP) – Two Boston brothers who claimed to be inspired in part by Donald Trump’s views on immigrants have pleaded guilty to beating a homeless Mexican man.
The Boston Globe reports 38-year-old Scott Leader and 30-year-old Steven Leader each pleaded guilty Monday to felony assault and battery and related crimes.
Scott Leader was sentenced to three years in prison; Steven Leader was sentenced to at least two years behind bars.
The brothers admitted to urinating on the 58-year-old man as he slept outside of a Dorchester commuter transit stop in August, then beating him with a pole, punching and kicking him.
Police say Scott Leader said afterward that Trump was right about deporting “all these illegals.”
The GOP front-runner denounced the attack, tweeting that he would “never condone violence.”