Thursday, July 24, 2008

GAY STUFF: No rest for Sean Kennedy

Many thanks to the Kentucky Equality Federation blog for the heads up on this one. . .

Why do I feel like there are so much bad LGBT news coming out of my home state these days?
Stephen Andrew Moller pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on June 11 in connection with the death of Sean Kennedy last year. The 20-year-old defendant, a native of Taylors, S.C., will serve just three years for the slaying.

Moller attacked Kennedy outside the bar formerly named Brews on May 16, 2007. He punched Kennedy in the face and knocked him to the ground. The victim, 20 years old at the time, fell backward and hit his head on the curb, sustaining a fatal brain injury.

(from Q-notes News -- now blogrolled)

Moller's lawyers say that there is no evidence to prove that the killer knew Kennedy was gay (and, thus, not a hate crime), despite these to disturbing quotes...

By Moller's get-away driver:

“You know that dude is gay. What are you going to do if you have AIDS now?”
Left by Moller on the phone of Kennedy's friend:

“Hey, I was just wondering how your boyfriend’s feeling right about now [laughter]. The fucking faggot … Yeah boy, your boy is knocked out, man. The motherfucker. Tell him he owes me $500 for breaking my goddamn hand on his teeth, that fucking bitch.”
Both were entered into court records and played for the court.

You're right, this was clearly not a hate based crime.

More importantly, why wasn't this all over the news. Did anyone else hear about this???

1 comment:

Barry Floore said...

PS If you want to blogroll me, I accept it :-). I love friends!!!

Sometimes, I'm seriously concerned that I am a 14 year old girl.