Lawyers for aaron mckinney say that conditions that defendant would experience with sentence of life is absolutely necessary for mckinney's defense laramie, wy -- the associated press reports the main defendant in the matthew shepard murder case wants to see where he could very likely be. On a friday afternoon in late october 2004, a little more than six years after the murder, i drove two hundred miles to meet kyle (a pseudonym), a former drug cohort of aaron mckinney, alone at an. T he horrific killing of matthew shepard in 1998 is widely seen as one of the worst anti-gay hate crimes in american history matthew was beaten by two assailants, aaron mckinney and russell. After matthew's murder in 1998, members of the tectonic theater project in new york city traveled to laramie, wyoming, to interview residents about how the attack on matt had affected the town. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against henderson and aaron mckinney, both 21 in a separate case, dixon's husband, charles e dixon, was scheduled to make a court appearance tuesday on.
Mckinney is convicted of two counts of felony murder, second-degree murder, kidnapping, and aggravated robbery nov 5, 1999 dennis shepard makes an emotional statement to the court. Jason brown has been charged with murder in the shooting death of southport police officer lt aaron allan after a traffic accident in july 2017 brown, who is being held in new castle correctional facility, is presenting the court with the extremely rare situation of being indigent and represented not by the public . The opening morning of jury selection in the trial of aaron mckinney, accused of the brutal beating and murder of matthew shepard a year ago, offered a preview of the tough issues that will.
But johnson had also known aaron mckinney, russell henderson, and matthew shepard hageman had covered the murder case on wyoming more studiously reported accountwhether it was a hate. Video from the burleigh county courthouse for the murder sentencing of jonathan mckinney. Russell arthur henderson, 21, and aaron james mckinney, 22, were originally charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and aggravated robbery, and jailed on $ 100,000 bail each. Murder case essay examples 15 total results account of the murder case of ned townley account of the murder case of aaron mckinney 562 words 1 page. Matthew shepard had been brutally beaten and died days later at the hands of aaron mckinney and his band of followers at the time mckinney's cohorts were arrested, information was also surfacing about the victim's bar cruising, an attempt to rationalize the brutality of the crime.
One year later, in 1999, aaron mckinney and russell henderson — two men shepard's age who had left the fireside lounge in laramie, wyoming, with him the last time he was seen before the attack — were convicted of his murder. Hanging out in a local bar the night of oct 6, he managed to attract the attention of aaron mckinney and russell henderson, who were looking for someone to rob, and picked shepard because he was gay. The perpetrators aaron mckinney and russell henderson (purportedly strangers to shepard) were ultimately convicted of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and second-degree murder - but not of a hate crime, which was not on the books in wyoming at the time. Two laramie residents, russell henderson, (aged 20), and aaron mckinney, (aged 21), were apprehended for the crime, which became front-page news around the country henderson and mckinney were both convicted of felony murder and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. Under the agreement, mckinney was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without parole on two separate counts of first-degree murder - one for premeditated murder, and the other for a murder.
Mckinney is the second person sentenced for murder in shepard's death a friend of mckinney's, russell henderson , 22, pleaded guilty in april and is serving two life sentences. Mr henderson then turned on his former friend, aaron j mckinney, saying that mr mckinney was the mastermind of the oct 6 kidnapping of mr shepard from a bar here. In case the press and the left has let you forget, matthew shepard was a gay male in laramie, wyo, found beaten nearly to death and hung on a wyoming fencepost. Mckinney claimed during testimony he did not know shepard prior to the night of the murder he gave testimony saying he was driven to rage when shepard tried hitting on him.
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 the story that had been told in the media, and to some extent in the courtroom, was that shepard. The fourth part is about the trial and sentencing of aaron mckinney in the fall of 1999, information that came to jimenez attention years later, and the search for reconciliation between matthew's longtime friend ted hensen and russell henderson, who is serving two life terms for matthew's murder. Abduction and murder of matthew shepard just a few months after arriving in laramie, on october 6, 1998, shepard encountered aaron mckinney and russell henderson at a local pub, the fireside lounge. Abc 20/20 reported that mckinney, the guy who murdered matthew and the other guy, were friends of matthews and it was a robbery, and mckinney was having gay sex with matthew.