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Man pleads not guilty in 'homophobic' murder of gay man

Residents mourn death of Marc Carson, victim of

Residents mourn death of Marc Carson, victim of West Village hate crime. (Credit: Residents mourn death of Marc Carson, victim of West Village hate crime. (Getty))

The man charged with killing a gay man in the West Village last month was arraigned in a Manhattan court Tuesday, officials said.

Elliot Morales, 33, pleaded not guilty to a murder as a hate crime in the death of Marc Carson, 32. He also pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal weapons possession and menacing a police officer.

Prosecutors allege that Morales yelled homophobic slurs at Carson then shot him point-blank.

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