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Old 09 February 2008, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by snopes View Post
Comment: I seen this on myspace. Is there any truth to it?

This is the boy, Matthew Shepard. On October 7, 1998 Aaron McKinney and
Russell Henderson lead him to a remote area east of Laramie where they
demonstrated unimaginable acts of hate. Matthew was tied to a split-rail
fence where he was beaten and left to die in the cold of the night. Almost
18 hours later he was found by a cyclist who initially mistook him for a
scarecrow. Matthew died on October 12 at 12:53 am at a hospital in Fort
Collins, Colorado. KILLED BECAUSE HE WAS GAY!!!
No, this one is actually false. Turns out it was all a hoax put on by the Laramie Chamber of Commerce to boost tourism. I went to school in Laramie, so I know.
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