Did Hate Crime Killed Thien Minh Ly?

I shouldn’t have read such a disturbed article in this early hour. In “When Gunner Jay Lindberg Killed Thien Minh Ly, Was It Actually a Hate Crime?,” R. Scott Moxley describes the murder scene:

Minutes later, they [Gunner Jay Lindberg and Domenic Michael Christopher] found and trapped the unsuspecting Ly, whose last seven minutes of life were the stuff of horror flicks. Lindberg called him a “Jap,” demanded his car keys, cursed him, punched him, stomped on his head, kicked his face, slashed his throat and stabbed him 22 times—in part, to celebrate a victory earlier that evening by what Lindberg hailed as “America’s team,” the Dallas Cowboys.