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Saturday, September 18, 2021

News in Brief: Assault investigated as hate crime

An assault that occurred on Sunday at around 3 a.m. left 31-year-old Mikey Partida with major injuries after being severely beaten.

Partida was attending a house party at the 300 block of I Street. On his way back to the party to retrieve his keys, a man began kicking and beating Partida while yelling out homophobic slurs, according to the Facebook page Mikey’s Justice Fund.

The Facebook page was created to raise money for Partida.

Davis Police are currently investigating the incident as a hate crime. According to Lt. Glenn Glasgow, Partida may have been targeted due to his sexual orientation.

Partida suffered a fractured skull, brain hemorrhaging, multiple face fractures and a head laceration, according to Mikey’s Justice Fund. Additionally, he suffered bruising and swelling around his eyes, and trauma to his ear.

Glasgow said to The Davis Enterprise that details are still vague and Davis Police have not determined if there was a witness.

A UC Davis Medical Center spokesperson said to The Davis Enterprise that Partida was listed in good condition Monday afternoon.

Another man was involved and suffered minor injuries, but refused medical aid. His relationship to Partida is still being determined.

— Claire Tan

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