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  • 20th January 2012

    Blackmail alleged at gay teen murder trial

    Jack Frew was found dead in 2010

    1:08 PM — The jury at the Scottish trial of Craig Roy, accused of killing gay teenager, Jack Frew, has heard claims that the defendant was being blackmailed by the schoolboy and that the two had slept together.

  • 10th January 2012

    8,500 sign Catholic priest’s petition to end “gay panic” defence 28

    Father Kelly is unhappy the defence can even be raised (Photo: Flickr user The Man in Blue)

    11:24 AM — A Catholic priest in Queensland, Australia has seen huge support for his petition to have the “gay panic" defence struck out. Defendants claim "gay panic" in murder cases to try and downgrade the charge, saying the victim made a gay advance and they lost control of their actions.

  • 30th December 2011

    Catholic priest petitions to remove Australian “gay panic defence” 53

    Father Kelly said the church had "always defended basic human rights"

    10:14 AM — A Catholic priest in Queensland, Australia has started an online petition to ensure the complete removal of the "homosexual advance defence", which has been used to attempt to have murder charges lessened to manslaughter if the victim had propositioned the killer.

  • 21st December 2011

    Man serving life sentence tried to strangle gay inmate after relationship 9

    Robert Livesey will serve the sentence alongside his current prison term

    2:20 PM — A man who is currently serving a life sentence for murdering his brother has been sentenced for trying to kill a gay inmate after a brief relationship. After their relationship soured, Livesey plotted to kill Aaron Keenan by luring him into his cell and strangling him.

  • 20th December 2011

    Brandon McInerney receives 21 year prison sentence for gay school shooting 48

    McInerney negotiated a plea bargain after a mistrial was declared earlier this year

    9:51 AM — A US court has sentenced Brandon McInerney, the Californian student who last month pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of gay classmate Larry King, to 21 years in prison. The prison sentence is part of a plea bargain he made with the court in Ventura County, California.

  • 19th December 2011

    Sentencing due today in case of US gay school shooting 17

    McInerney shot and killed his gay classmate, Larry King

    10:49 AM — A court in the US is due to sentence Brandon McInerney, the Californian student who last month pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of gay classmate Larry King. The district attorney’s office said as part of the plea deal that he would serve 11 years for voluntary manslaughter and 10 years for the use of a firearm, but will not serve time for the murder.

  • 25th November 2011

    Vancouver man, 79, was stabbed 130 times for killer’s “fear of homosexuals” 22

    Holt claims he had been propositioned for sex by the older man in Vancouver (Photo: Claude Robillard)

    1:15 PM — In Canada, the killer of an elderly man has admitted stabbing his victim 130 times in 2004, saying the man propositioned him while he was high on cocaine, and he "lost it".

  • 22nd November 2011

    Sentencing postponed in lesbian murder case 1

    The case has been postponed more than 40 times.

    5:00 PM — Zoliswa Nkonyana,19, was stabbed and stoned to death near Cape Town during February 2006.

  • McInerney admits second degree murder charge for gay school shooting 22

    McInerney shot dead a gay classmate.

    11:01 AM — After a retrial, McInerney, who was 14 when he shot his gay classmate, will serve 21 years in prison. A plea deal means he will serve the time for voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm.

  • 28th October 2011

    Man questioned over death of gay barman Stuart Walker

    Stuart Walker was found dead early on Saturday

    12:02 PM — An 18-year-old man is being questioned in connection with the death of a gay barman in Ayrshire. Police said the teenager was being "detained" over the murder of 28-year-old Stuart Walker.

  • 27th October 2011

    Gay murder victim Stuart Walker was questioned over child indecency

    Police are investigating Stuart Walker's death

    11:20 AM — A gay man whose beaten and burned body was found near an Ayrshire industrial estate last weekend had been questioned by police over an alleged child indecency incident. Stuart Walker, a barman from Cumnock, was found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police said he had suffered "horrific" injuries.

  • 21st October 2011

    Teen jailed for minimum of 12 years for murdering gay pensioner 19

    Aiden Jackson was jailed for a minimum of 12 years

    2:52 PM — An 18-year-old has been jailed for murdering a 67-year-old gay Lincolnshire man. Aiden Jackson was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 12 years by a judge at Lincoln crown court for killing David Cowley in November last year.

  • 10th October 2011

    Four convicted of Cape Town lesbian’s murder 2

    Zoliswa Nkonyana, 19, was stoned and stabbed to death.

    2:08 PM — Four men have been found guilty of murdering a lesbian in Cape Town, South Africa. Zoliswa Nkonyana, 19, was stoned and stabbed to death after a night out in Khayelitsha on February 4th 2006.

  • 6th October 2011

    Gay rights activists report another murder in Johannesburg 8

    South African activists want a full investigation

    4:40 PM — Gay rights campaigners in South Africa say a fifth gay murder in Johannesburg suggests there may be a homophobic killer at large. In the last year, there have been four cases in which gay men were found dead in similar circumstances - bound and strangled in their homes with no sign of a break-in.

  • California teenager will face re-trial over gay school shooting

    Larry King, 15, was shot dead

    1:36 PM — A California teenage is to face a retrial over the shooting of his gay classmate. However, Brandon McInerney, who was 14 at the time of the killing, will now not face hate crime charges.

  • 28th September 2011

    Jury considers case of teen accused of murdering gay man

    The jury is considering a murder charge against Aiden Jackson

    1:16 PM — A jury in Lincolnshire is considering the case of a teenager accused of killing a gay man. Aiden Jackson, 18, denies murder but admits manslaughter and claims he attacked 67-year-old David Cowley because he was "disgusted" by the older man's sexual advances.

  • 27th September 2011

    Judge upholds 21-year sentence for trans woman’s killer 14

    Destiny Lauren was killed at her Kentish Town flat

    11:15 AM — A man convicted for the second time of killing a transgender woman has had his original sentence upheld. Leon Fyle, 23, will serve 21 years for killing 29-year-old Destiny Lauren at her flat in Kentish Town, London, in 2009.

  • 23rd September 2011

    Man found guilty in retrial over transgender woman’s murder 10

    Destiny Lauren was killed in November 2009

    12:49 PM — A London man has been found guilty for a second time of murdering a transgender woman. Leon Fyle, of Catford, was convicted of the murder of Destiny Lauren last September and sentenced to 21 years in prison but the Court of Appeal ruled his original conviction was “unsafe".

  • 8th September 2011

    Two freed over South African lesbian’s murder

    The trial continues

    4:19 PM — Two of the nine suspects accused of murdering a South African lesbian have been released. Zoliswa Nkonyana, 19, was stoned and stabbed to death after a night out in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on February 4th 2006.

  • 2nd September 2011

    Edinburgh man admits killing gay former lecturer

    Pawel Rodak admits killing retired lecturer Roger Gray

    1:52 PM — A 21-year-old man has admitted killing a gay former lecturer. Pawel Rodak admitted attacking 64-year-old Roger Gray at the latter's home in Merchiston Crescent on March 18th and 19th this year.

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