CALDWELL -- The man accused of beating a 49-year-old Nampa man to death has waived his right to a speedy trial.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the attorney for 22-year-old Kelly Schneider said Monday that his client is waiting to see if federal prosecutors will charge him with a hate crime.
Schneider is one of four men charged in the April death of Steven Nelson. He is charged with first-degree murder, robbery and other charges.
Authorities have said Nelson believed he was meeting a man for sex but instead was ambushed. He was found naked and badly beaten wandering a neighborhood by Lake Lowell. He gave police information about the attack but died later in a hospital.
The Idaho U.S. Attorney's Office says their federal investigation is still ongoing.
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