Thursday, October 12, 2023

Matthew Shepard 25 Years -- October 12, 2023

Time, October 1, 1973

25 years ago today, on 12-October-1998, Matthew Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, died after being beaten, tortured and hung on a fence six days earlier. The two men who murdered him, Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, denied that they attacked him because he was gay, but most people assumed that was the reason. Henderson pled guilty and testified against McKinney to avoid the death penalty. McKinney was sentenced to life without parole.

I need to watch the HBO movie again. The Laramie Project was based on a play written by Moisés Kaufman and produced by the Tectonic Theater Project. 

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