Southie Stabbing Victim Says Attack Was A Hate Crime

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston police released an image of two suspects believed to be behind a near-deadly stabbing that happened in South Boston on the evening of December 18th.

The victim, who said he was stabbed because he is gay, spoke to WBZ NewsRadio from his hospital bed at Boston Medical Center.

Anthony Crumbly said after the attack, he spent the holidays, and his 25th birthday, in intensive care. A week before Christmas, the 25-year-old was stabbed several times in the neck, stomach and shoulder, and he said he’s lucky to be alive.

"It hurts my heart," he said. "It really, truly hearts my heart."

Although Crumbly admits he doesn't remember much about the attack, he’s convinced it was a hate crime.

"The way I see it, if it were just to be a stabbing, then why would I be the one to get stabbed?" he said. "Why would it be a feminine gay boy walking home from the bar?"

Crumbly, who takes care of his 12 year old sister since their mother from Leukemia died about a year ago, has started a GoFundMe page, where he said his left arm has been rendered "unfunctional" from the stabbing.

"[No one] has been arrested for doing this to me," he wrote. "This traumatizing situation has left me hopeless, after waking up from being in a coma for 4 days in the ICU at Boston Medical, and I'm still here in the ICU now writing this on my birthday December 26th."

The Boston Police Department said it is still an active investigation, but so far there’s no sign of any bias in the attack.

BPD released an image of the suspected attackers on Sunday, and said anyone with information regarding the individuals is advised to please contact District C-6 Detectives at 617-343-4742.

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville reports:

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Written by Brit Smith

(Photo: Boston Police Department)

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