Unfinished Lives

Remembering LGBT Hate Crime Victims

Ryan Skipper Trial Preview

Tru TV (Court TV) will be carrying the Joseph Bearden Trial live on cable starting Monday, February 15. Opening statements will be made then. The big news: Bearden’s defense team will argue that their client did not participate in the murder of Ryan Skipper. They will admit Bearden received stolen goods and tampered with evidence, but they are setting up William Brown, Jr., the other defendant, for the fall. Prosecution is choosing to make this a trial about theft for drug money, not for anti-gay reasons as the defendants admitted to witnesses at the time of the murder in March 2007. Once again, the state cannot face up the level of hatred LGBT people face on a routine basis throughout the nation.

Stay tuned.

February 16, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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