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Old 11-28-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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Another "Hate Crime" goes unnoticed..

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Man gets life for killing company intern in Pa.

Nov 24 2008 5:44PM

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MEDIA, Pa. (AP) A jury says a suburban Philadelphia businessman should get life without parole for murdering a company intern. Delaware County prosecutors had sought the death penalty for 43-year-old William Smithson, of Glen Mills.



Smithson was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, attempted rape, kidnapping, drug and other charges. Jurors decided Monday to spare him the death penalty for killing 23-year-old Jason Kyle Shephard, whose body was found in Smithson's home in September 2006.

Smithson drugged Shephard, tried to rape him and then strangled him when Shephard fought back.

Shephard was an avid runner from Cavalier, N.D., a small town near the Canadian border, who was studying sports marketing.
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Your implication here falls just a wee bit flat.
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LOL at you thinking that rape has something to do with sexual pleasure. Read a book, diamond.

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I thought he was convicted of first degree murder.

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From what I understand gay people are much more likely to eat their lovers (or random people who answer their requests) than straight people, maybe you can go with that angle?
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No, regardless of the veracity of that claim, this topic appears to be a 'hot potato' to the majority here-hence the lack of responses to this thread.

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No, regardless of the veracity of that claim, this topic appears to be a 'hot potato' to the majority here-hence the lack of responses to this thread.

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Well, that assumption will make you feel better about yourself.

Truth is, most of us can smell a troll post a mile away.
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No, regardless of the veracity of that claim, this topic appears to be a 'hot potato' to the majority here-hence the lack of responses to this thread.
What exactly is a hot potato about this case? Murder? Rape? I don't see where there's a hate crime in any of this.

You're just shit-stirring, as usual.
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Well, that assumption will make you feel better about yourself.

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What exactly is a hot potato about this case? Murder? Rape? I don't see where there's a hate crime in any of this.

You're just shit-stirring, as usual.
You don't think the the murderer killed the victim because he was straight?

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You're just shit-stirring, as usual.


yes, this is true...
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You don't think the the murderer killed the victim because he was straight?
So because the victim "fought back" you think it means he was straight? I think he "fought back" because he'd been, you know, kidnapped, drugged and about to be raped. Doesn't matter if he was gay or straight.

I don't think there's enough information in that story to indicate any motive. I could read the story you posted and come away thinking that a) the murderer was gay; b) the victim was gay and maybe the other guy killed him because of it; c) both men were gay.

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So because the victim "fought back" you think it means he was straight? I think he "fought back" because he'd been, you know, kidnapped, drugged and about to be raped. Doesn't matter if he was gay or straight.

I don't think there's enough information in that story to indicate any motive. I could read the story you posted and come away thinking that a) the murderer was gay; b) the victim was gay and maybe the other guy killed him because of it; c) both men were gay.

As you said, he's just:

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So because the victim "fought back" you think it means he was straight? I think he "fought back" because he'd been, you know, kidnapped, drugged and about to be raped. Doesn't matter if he was gay or straight.
Maybe in the extremely small minds of those who think a marriage and a civil union are so equal they'd spend $30m to make sure they stay equal, a gay person wouldn't fight back if he was being raped, I mean, it's all about the sex no matter what, right ?
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Can we PLEASE ban Diamond again? There was no point in bringing him back.
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