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Man charged with murdering gay US sailor commits suicide

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  1. Brave enough to kill someone, but not brave enough to stand trial for it.

  2. Christina Engela 3 Aug 2009, 7:05pm

    What an interesting way to die.

  3. Hasn’t this case been wrapped up conviently for the US Navy?

  4. So the killer topped himself, no great loss to humanity then.

  5. I think there is probably more to this than meets the eye. THe chances are there was some kind of fling, and then a possibility that the whole affair could be exposed. Considering this could break the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the US military, the man could not only lose what he saw as his reputation, but also his career. Killing the man seems like a strong thing to do, but he obviously then took himself out of the frame before all this came to caught where he knew he could finally be exposed as gay.
    This may all be total theory and conjecture, but it fits the picture pretty well. What he did was wrong, but don’t just dismiss the man.

  6. Sorry, thinking phonetically… “court”, not “caught”.

  7. Mihangel apYrs 4 Aug 2009, 10:50am

    it just shows that the US (and probably many other) armed forces don’t weed out the psychpaths. A man who can commit such violence on himself, and allegedly did so on a comrade is not safe to be let loose with any weapon.

    But it is sad that the guy hated himself and other gay men so much…….

  8. The Menstruator 4 Aug 2009, 1:24pm

    That’s one less violent soldier who was perhaps a closeted self hater, about 90 million to go.

  9. i bet he suffered a lot and that’s excellent! F.U.!

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