Another Capitol Hill hate crime case is moving through the courts. Larry Figueroa has been charged with malicious harassment and remains jailed on $15,000 bail following his arrest for a February attack on a man near Boylston and E Pine’s R Place.
Prosecutors say the 51-year-old hit his victim and used an anti-gay slur in the February 23rd incident in the 1500 block of Boylston Ave.
Figuerora has an extensive criminal record with prosecutors documenting 50 warrants for his arrest in the past 20 years. “There are likely alcohol and mental health issues,” the prosecutor’s office writes in the charging document.
Last week, a former Capitol Hill resident charged in a July gay-bashing incident at Minor and Pike skipped his court appearance. A warrant for the arrest of 33-year-old Hernan Sarellena has been issued.