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Spokane Valley woman charged with hate crime after alleged attack on gay roommate

A Spokane Valley woman has been charged with a hate crime after she allegedly attacked her gay roommate and dislocated his shoulder while yelling homophobic slurs.

Spokane County Sheriff’’s Office deputies arrested Amanda L. Brinnon, 27, after her roommate reported the attack at their apartment in the 900 block of North Ella Road early Sunday morning.

The victim told police he asked Brinnon to be quiet around 5 a.m. Sunday because she had been up all night making noise, court documents say. She allegedly punched him in the face and back repeatedly, calling him a homophobic slur, court documents say. He told officers she knocked him to the ground, dislocating his shoulder.

The victim said Brinnon is mad at him because she believes he is interested in her boyfriend, court documents say. Responding deputies reported the victim had injuries consistent with his description of the attack.

Brinnon was previously convicted of fourth-degree domestic violence assault, a misdemeanor, in 2010, newspaper records show. She remains in jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.

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