Fabien Azoulay has endured horrific abuse behind bars for being gay, including an attack with boiling water that left him with second degree burns over much of his body.
The pair admitted to shoving a fire-poker down the 58-year-old's throat not long after the ex-magistrate had come out in an emotional newspaper article.
“We’re going to teach you a lesson.”
The out leader made history when he became the first LGBTQ+ leader of Ireland.
The trio ambushed Jerry Appicella as he walked home from his village store. He died alone at home not long after the attack.
“I often wonder why someone would go to that much trouble to be that hateful.”
The cause of the blaze in Long Beach, California, is under investigation, but some believe arson is to blame.