202: Episode 202 - The Haunting Murder of Matthew Shepard

Content Warning - this episode contains quotes pertaining to homophobic and discriminatory language which some listeners may find upsetting.

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On the 7th of October 1998, 21-year old Matthew Shepard was found tied to a prairie fence at the end of a remote dirt track in Laramie, Wyoming. The young gay man had been pistol-whipped in the head over 20 times, and his brain stem had been crushed. He died 6 days later in hospital. 

This case went on to become arguably the most infamous gay hate crime in modern history, and for many Matthew became a martyr. 

In this episode, the girls examine what happened that night, the defendants’ muddled legal decisions, and the latest "bombshell evidence"…

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