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San Diego

Two sailors who attacked gay men and pleaded guilty to violating their civil rights were ordered Tuesday to pay $25,000 in medical expenses to the most seriously injured victim.

Both Todd Dabrieo, 21, and Murry Murphy, 19, were placed on three years probation and given a 180 day jail terms, which they have already served while awaiting trial.

San Diego Superior Court Judge Richard Murphy, who is not related to defendant Murphy, also fined both men $100 each and told them not to contact any of the victims, who were assaulted July 1 at The Hole, a bar in Point Loma.

The judge also ordered Dabrieo to avoid bars and alcohol, and to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. The sailors must begin making restitution payments on April 1, at the rate of $100 a month.

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Attorneys for the sailors, who appeared in uniform in court, said the Navy will discharge both because of their convictions in the hate crime case.

Three patrons and a bartender were injured when hit with a beer bottle, a brick and pool cues. A pedestrian walking home from work was shoved to the ground.

One victim, Walter Best, received a broken jaw and lost five teeth. Witnesses said the defendants yelled “faggots” before leaving the bar.


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