• 2nd man turns himself in gay man's beating


    ATLANTA,None - Channel 2 Action News has confirmed a second person has been arrested in connection to the videotaped beating of a gay man earlier this month in southeast Atlanta.

    Dorian Moragne, 19, turned himself in to the Atlanta Police Department just before 4 p.m. Friday with his attorney by his side. Channel 2's Ryan Young learned family members convinced Moragne to turn himself in.

    Investigators are currently questioning Moragne in the beating of Brandon White, 20, in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Atlanta.

    Earlier this month, video surfaced of a group of men beating another outside a corner store in the Pittsburgh neighborhood.

    White later came forward and told police it was him that was beaten in the video.

    Moragne's attorney, Jay Abt, said there is a whole different story behind the beating than what has been told so far.

    "We discussed with APD prior to turning himself in that (Moragne) would be given the opportunity to do that, so that public safety, which is obviously the most paramount interest, was preserved, so it doesn't put Dorian at risk, it doesn't put anyone in law enforcement at risk, it doesn't put our community at risk. And really, that's the most important thing," Abt said.

    Abt said he doesn't believe his client was involved in saying any of the gay slurs against White during the beating.

    Christopher Cain, 18, was arrested Feb. 11 on charges of aggravated assault and robbery in connection to the case.

    Police said they are still looking for one more person in connection to the beating.

    The FBI is also involved in the investigation to determine if any of the suspects actions constitute a hate crime.

    Investigators have raised the reward amount to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.



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