After 20 Years, Wyoming Still Struggles with Shepard Murder

The acrimony over Shepard's legacy runs high here.

Image via AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. But two decades after Matthew Shepard was bludgeoned, tied to a rail fence and left to die on the cold high prairie, the emotions stirred up by his slaying linger… Read at AP News

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