Maioha Tokotaua, 33, found his 25-year-old husband Joth Wilson’s ‘mangled’ body lying unconscious under a train bridge in Gladstone, near Queensland in Australia in the early hours of New Year’s Day.The man was found with broken bones, injured spinal chord and brain damage. Tokotaua, who has been at Wilson’s bedside for six days, believes the culprit was a married man with children who kept harassing the couple on New Year’s Eve, and made an advance his husband rejected.
After his husband had been gone for hours, Tokotaua found him at 2am on New Year’s Day beneath an 8m high train bridge. His husband’s wallet was missing. ‘I found him after two hours, on the train tracks. He looked mangled,’ he told the Daily Mail, ‘It was a gay hate crime.’ The couple, legally married in New Zealand, were visiting family in Australia. They have three adopted children and have helped raise 15 foster children. Police believe Wilson’s burns came from the power lines above the railway tracks, but Tokotaua believes it could have been a ‘chemical or lighter fluid’ that was poured on hi and set alight.