“A judge will decide if this was a hate crime,” Minones told Spain’s SER radio in an interview on Wednesday.
The killing of Luiz — who was beaten to death outside a nightclub in the northwest city of A Coruna — prompted protests in Madrid, Barcelona, A Coruna and numerous other Spanish cities this week, drawing thousands who denounced attacks on the LBGTQ community.
The two men and one woman who are under arrest, ages 20 to 25, were suspected of direct participation in the attack, according to Minones.
A witness identified by her first name Lina — who claimed to be a friend of Luiz — told Spanish media that a homophobic slur was used at the outset of the attack.
Police are not ruling out the possibility…