Wow ..... I wonder what your definition of a brutal attack is."brutal anti-gay hate attack"
Ever notice that when a queer gets into a little scuffle it's always "brutal", "attack", "hate crime". If it wasn't a queer it would just be a couple of people getting into an argument.
They planned it in advance. Their plan and objective was to beat him to death ..... to kill him. They took him to a remote location where no one would see or hear. They dragged him out of the vehicle into the road and began beating him. He escaped while they were searching in the vehicle for a tire iron to finish killing him. He's only alive because while they were getting the tire iron he ran and threw himself over a ledge.
That's a bit more than a 'scuffle'.