The meaning of matthew: my son's murder in laramie and a world transformed by judy shepard (2009) the whole world was watching: living in the light of matthew shepard by romaine patterson (2005) losing matt shepard: life and politics in the aftermath of anti-gay murder by beth loffreda (2001. ''aaron mckinney, he pulled out a gun and told matthew shepard to give him his wallet,'' continued mr henderson, who said that while he drove, his friend beat mr shepard. This 1995 photo provided by the matthew shepard foundation shows matthew shepard the murder of shepard, a gay university of wyoming student, was a watershed moment for gay rights and lgbtq.
Russell henderson, 21, and aaron mckinney, right, 22, in court in laramie in 1998 photograph: ed andrieski/ap the picture jimenez paints of shepard is certainly far from angelic. Aaron j mckinney (22) has been chared with first-degree murder in the fatal beating of matthew shepard as well as aggravated assault and robbery russell a henderson (21) had first entered a not guilty plea but changed to guilty april 5. To tell matthew shepard's story, kaufman and the members of his tectonic theater project relied on more than 200 interviews that they conducted in laramie shortly after shepard's murder.
Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online easily share your publications and get them in front of issuu's. When aaron mckinney murdered matthew shepard, among the many things he took from his victim was the ability to transition from a tumultuous youth into a decent adulthood. The matthew shepard story: secrets of a murder, which aired nov 26, promised shocking new information about the case but it contained mostly speculation, scandalous details, unreliable new witnesses and revised confessions.
Aaron j mckinney, 22, a friend of mr henderson who is not related to maggie, is scheduled to be tried separately on the same charges beginning on aug 9 both men have pleaded not guilty. This 1995 photo provided by the matthew shepard foundation shows matthew shepard the murder of shepard, a gay university of wyoming student, was a watershed moment for gay rights and lgbtq acceptance in the us, so much so that 20 years later the crime remains seared into the national consciousness. -dennis shepard, matthew shepard's father at aaron mckinney's trial (a full transcript of dennis shepard's speech can be found here ) on november 4th, 1999, aaron james mckinney was convicted of second-degree murder. Killers both receive two consecutive life sentences local residents aaron mckinney and russell henderson, both 21 at the time, were charged with shepard's murder aaron, matthew shepard, she. The murder of matthew shepard, a student at the university of wyoming, received unprecedented media coverage and became a catalyst for hate crime reform in the united states shepard, 21, was strongly involved in his community and became a prominent activist for lgbt student groups on campus.
Matthew shepard was a 21-year-old gay student attending the university of wyoming in the fall of 1998 when he was kidnapped, robbed, tied to a split-rail fence, beaten, and left for dead by aaron mckinney and russell henderson. According to authorities, henderson and aaron mckinney, both 21 at the time of shepard's murder, kidnapped, pistol-whipped, robbed, and left shepard tied to a fence outside laramie in october 1998. Belber believes mckinney's chilling lack of remorse offers valuable insight into the mind of a murderer i think greg caught aaron in a particularly nonremorseful moment, belber said.
Guest review of the book of matt: hidden truths about the murder of matthew shepard by kenneth s stern stephen jimenez's the book of matt: hidden truths about the murder of matthew shepard is a compelling story of a journalist's determination to ascertain why matthew shepard -- a gay university of wyoming student -- was viciously killed in 1998. Aaron mckinney and russell henderson were arrested shortly after the attack and charged with murder following shepard's death significant media coverage was given to what role shepard's sexual. On october 12th, matthew shepard died of his injuries, never having woken up from his coma during the trial, mckinney tried to justify his actions by originally pleading that he and henderson were driven to temporary insanity by alleged sexual advances by shepard.