The New York Daily News writes about Ildefonso (Cheto) Mendez, the alleged ringleader of last week's torture attack of three young gay men in The Bronx. Two of the victims were sodomized during the attacks.
From The Daily News:
Mendez was charged with robbery in 2005 and with gun possession in 2007 and 2009, records show. Neighbors at his E. 197th St. building described Mendez rounding up friends to torture a stray cat two months ago. "One of the cat's eyes was out and one of these [guys] was poking its eye socket with a stick," said the neighbor. "They were cheering like they just scored a touchdown."