Men Accused of Beating Homeless Man Held Without Bail

Police say Scott and Steve Leader beat the victim with a metal pole and urinated on his face

Scott and Steve Leader
Boston Police

Two brothers charged with beating a homeless immigrant in Boston, one of whom said they were inspired in part by Donald Trump's comments about immigrants, waived their right to appear in court for a hearing to determine whether they are a danger to society.

Scott Leader and Steve Leader were scheduled to appear Thursday in Dorchester Municipal Court. They have been ordered held without bail.

The Leaders were arrested Aug. 19 on charges they beat a 58-year-old Mexican immigrant while he slept near a subway station. According to police, one brother told officers that Republican presidential candidate Trump "was right" about deporting "all these illegals."

Trump denounced the attack.

Lawyers for the Leaders have not commented. Scott Leader told police the victim instigated the confrontation.

The jury trial date was set for Oct. 1.

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