Skip to comments.20/20 deliberately omitted important facts about Matthew Shepard's murder
Posted on 12/11/2004 3:22:08 PM PST by marygros
"What [Henderson and McKinney] did to Matt was way beyond meth rage," said O'Malley. "I just don't believe it."
Last Friday, ABC aired a much-anticipated edition of "20/20" titled "A Murder in Laramie: The Mystery and the Myth" that claimed to re-examine the case and put forth new evidence surrounding the murder. The producers of "20/20" and its host, Elizabeth Vargas, suggested that Shepard was not murdered because he was gay, but because of drugs - specifically methamphetamine - and money. Those closest to the case said they were stunned and sickened by ABC's report, and claimed "20/20" deliberately massaged and omitted facts in their retelling of the story.
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20/20 provides NO evidence that this was NOT a hate crime.
That's not proof...but its tough to proof that it was...you'd have to know the heart of the individual...and none of us can do that.
Hate crimes are the same as thought crimes. I say hang 'em high for murder, plain and simple.
Huh? I'm not saying it wasn't a hate crime - probably was. But how can you say that they provide NO evidence? The kids testimony? The admission by the cop in this article that in fact the initial motive was robbery? Isn't that at least a teensy weensy bit of evidence?
You believe in hate crimes?
Leave it to the Ratmedia to try to make excuses for a vicious murder. Frankly, I don't see how anyone could commit a murder and not call it hate. Period. But what is ABC's point. these two should NOT be in prison for murdering a young man because they were stoned?
All violent crimes are hate crimes, aren't they?
None of this is to say that the two perps shouldn't have gone down hard for what they did. They should. But lots of weird, violent, nasty stuff goes down on the street for no reason other than that the perps and the victims are drug users.
Anyone who commits such a horrific crime should be punished...and this is a life in prison crime (IMO).
No. Why do they have to have a point other than shedding new light on the story?
Murder is murder. Whether it was done for drugs, money or hate has no relevance to anything.If the death penalty is off the table put em in jail for the rest of their life and forget about it
marygros as of today? sniff, sniff...don't mind me, I just thought........
DU kneels at Matt Sheperd's fence as they weep and wail and tear each other apart for LOSING. Leftists care not a whit for the poor, blacks, gays, whatever, insofar as it can fool those people to vote for them. Didn't work. Again. It's bad anytime someone is murdered, but the Left tried to politicize it and make Shepard their Jesus, to shame normal people for the "crime" of being normal! Didn't work! Look to your Leftists as to why they killed Matt...
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