The Anti–Defamation League's Mountain States Regional Office is coming out in support of the Montrose Police Department's investigation into the death of Kevin Hale as a possible hate crime. The ADL's regional director Bruce DeBoskey issued a statement Sunday saying that if the murder was motivated by hate, the ADL urges Montrose officials to prosecute this crime to the full extent permitted under Colorado's hate crimes law. The two suspects arrested in the July 30th homicide, Kevin Fiske and Adam Hernandez were arrested on charges of second degree murder. According to reports 36–year–old Kevin Hale was openly gay and had been harassed in the past by the two suspects. Hale's body was discovered last Saturday morning in Montrose's Buckley Park. The Montrose County Coroner is still working to determine the exact cause of death.
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