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Atlanta police investigate if queer stabbing suspect was also victim in New Year’s fray


The Atlanta Police Department is investigating if Luke O'Donovan, 19, was a victim in the fight in which he and five others were stabbed in the early morning of New Year's Day. Currently, O'Donovan sits in the Fulton County Jail without bond facing five felony charges of aggravated assault, but his friends say he was fighting back against a “queerbashing.”

O'Donovan's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 16, and is one of hundreds of cases on the docket.

"Wednesday is the preliminary hearing and hopefully we will have a chance to seek bond at that time," said Noah Pines, attorney for O'Donovan.