Hate crime trial begins for Evanston men

November 7, 2011 4:21:32 AM PST
A trial begins Monday for three Evanston men charged with a hate crime aboard a CTA train.

Police arrested Kevin McAndrew, Benjamin Eder and Sean Little after they allegedly beat Daniel Hauff in January 2010. Hauff, who is openly gay, said he confronted the three after they were harassing another train rider.

During the attack, which left Hauff with cuts and bruises to his face and a bloody nose, the three allegedly shouted anti-gay slurs.