US: Man jailed for murdering participants of gay pride event

Rochelle Sampy December 19, 2013
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A man who murdered two men who were staying in Atlanta for the city’s Black Gay Pride event in 2010 has been jailed for life.

Derrick Burden, 24, will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him on charges of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and weapons offences over the deaths of Calvin Streater, 26, and Samuel Blizzard, Jr., 21.

The men were shot and killed inside a house in Richmond Circle, Atlanta, where they were staying during Black Gay Pride weekend in 2010.

Police found Mr Blizzard on the living room sofa while Mr Streater was forced to kneel before he was shot in the back of the head.

Last Friday, Burden was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.



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