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Plea Deal Nixed for Man Who Allegedly Threw a Queer Woman Into a Fire

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Above: The accused attacker, Shane Nolan (in light blue), in courtA Wisconsin man accused of a brutal anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime will stand trial in February after a judge rejected a plea bargain the man had reached with prosecutors.Shane Nolan is accused of throwing a queer woman, Dessiray Koss, into a live fire and attempting to strangle her, while using an anti-LGBTQ+ slur, in July 2021.

He was charged with felony substantial battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and hate-crime penalties were added to both.

He was working as a prison guard at the time, but his employment ended in November.Nolan, now 31, and his legal team had negotiated a plea deal with Brown County District Attorney David Lasee in which he was charged with three misdemeanors and there were no hate-crime enhancements.

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