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09/26/2008

Two lives ruined by social stigma

by Jeremy Hooper

Sometimes it seems like our work in the field of gay activism is coming to a close. But then we wake up and remember that we still live in a world where some consider being perceived as a gay to be a worse fate than being perceived as a murderer. This from News 4, Jacksonville:

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 19-year-old who turned himself in to police on Thursday says he killed a man he believe was spreading rumors about homosexuality.

Police said Hector Sanchez is accused in the shooting death of 24-year-old Levi Rollins, whose body was found inside a car parked in a Westside cemetery in July.
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Sanchez told investigators that he was angry that Rollins was telling people that Sanchez was homosexual and "he decided to do something about it."

In a taped confession, Sanchez told detectives that he invited Rollins over to smoke some marijuana. After sitting in the parking lot of an apartment complex, Sanchez said he pulled a gun and shot Lopez several times. He told police he went to his apartment, changed clothes, then drove Rollins' car to the cemetery and left.
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Police: Teen Admits To Killing Man Over Homosexual Comment [News 4 Jax]

Gee, what in Florida could POSSIBLY be leading young folks to swallow the message that being gay is the worst thing imaginable?

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Your thoughts

Who was Lopez?

Posted by: Cindi Knox | Sep 26, 2008 3:00:18 PM

Opps, Cindi -- Looks like News 4 mixed up the name. They clearly meant Levi Rollins.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 26, 2008 3:22:23 PM

"he was angry that Rollins was telling people that Sanchez was homosexual and "he decided to do something about it."

Who wants to bet this was AFTER Sanchez fucked Rollins?

Posted by: Scott | Sep 29, 2008 7:54:14 AM

Levi was one of my best friends, have some respect and if you dont know what really happened or dont know either of the victims then watch your comments you wouldnt want anyone saying those things about your loved ones, let him rest in peace!!

Posted by: claudette | Aug 9, 2009 7:37:07 PM

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