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EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Shepard’s Father Remembers When He Learned His Son Was Gay

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Matthew, Judy and Dennis Shepard

Nearly 17 years have passed since Matthew Shepard was murdered on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming, yet for many people who marched in the streets in the days after his death it still feels like yesterday.

The outpouring of anger, disbelief and passion stimulated unprecedented conversation and resulted in groundbreaking hate crimes legislation. Earlier this year, Michele Josue released Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, a documentary she’d directed about the man she’d gotten to know well when they were both students at a boarding school in Switzerland in 1993.

The documentary used Matt’s personal journals, home movies and interviews with his other close friends to reveal a rarely seen version of the young man as a sensitive and fun-loving friend, son and brother, a side of Shepard that’s been largely overshadowed by his status as a symbolic gay martyr.

Related: Matthew Shepard’s Friend Offers Intimate Look At The Complex Man She Knew

The doc will premiere on Logo July 27. Watch an exclusive clip with Matthew’s dad below.

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49 Comments

  • Gary Williams

    I met his mom once in DC when I was a student there. It was a pure coincidence that I ran into her. Very sweet and loving. She’s involved in a gay community big time. Now his dad is giving an interview in a documentary? Can’t wait to check it out. RIP, Matthew

  • David Andrew Roubideaux

    Man this is such a sad story. I believe whoever killed him is going to he’ll.

  • Cam

    Countdown to the right wing trolls coming in here trying to post up the old disproven attacks on Sheppard……..3……2…….1..

  • Halina Tantau

    so sad ! RIP Matthew ! Such a good human and awesome boy is lost ! Just feel for the parents .

  • aliengod

    @Cam: “Disproven attacks”? Isn’t it a fact that he was attacked? I’ve never heard anyone dispute that.

  • teloric

    @aliengod: I believe Cam is referring to a number of slanders against Matthew I will not repeat. Some people have made accusations against him basically trying to convince people he deserved what came to him.

  • Cam

    @aliengod:

    No No No No No!!! What I mean is that several right wing anti-gay folks keep trying to spread the false story that he was a drug dealer and that this was a drug deal gone bad, or that he was a prostitute who was murdered etc…

    ANYTHING to avoid the real story.

  • GayEGO

    @aliengod: I heard on a news program that the attackers families, friends, etc. who are obviously anti-gay were implicating that Matthew was involved with drugs and prostitution which is utterly false. As a gay man from Idaho I am familiar with the bullying that was prevalent then and back in the day against gays. I have been to and lived in many cities, and to bars, gay and straight, for the last 55 years and I have never witnessed gay guys being aggressive toward straight guys. I have witnessed straight guys being aggressive toward gay guys but fortunately I never saw attacks on gays like the one made to Matthew Shepard.

  • Cam

    The part of his story that always gets to me, is the comment by one of the officers, that they couldn’t see any of his face because of all the blood, but that the only reason they knew he was still alive were because of tear streaks in the blood covering him.

    That is why right wing bigots do not want the real story repeated. That right there is the result of their bigotry, and deep down, that is what they want to do to any LGBT person. They can smile and claim that they are so polite when they say “Oh, we just don’t agree with your political beliefs”.

    But what that really means, is that they want us to be second class citizens, and they hate us. Why do you think the GOP in Congress right now blocked an anti-bullying bill? They claimed that not letting kids bully gay kids was an infringement on the bully’s religious freedom. So they are saying that their religion is about brutalizing LGBT kids.

  • Orlando R Montoya

    Such a sad story, I was very young but I remember this. I’m happy for all his family is doing now for the community. God bless their hearts

  • Curty

    I was 12 when this happened and even tho I had no idea about my own sexual orientation, I was just so mortified at what happened and the reason. What is still saddening is that those who opposed equality for us don’t speak out against violence against glbt people. What republican denounces violence against glbt people? Still have a long way to go.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @Cam:

    “That is why right wing bigots do not want the real story repeated. That right there is the result of their bigotry, and deep down, that is what they want to do to any LGBT person.”

    “The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard” was written by a gay man named Stephen Jimenez in 2014.

    Mr. Jimenez’s aim was to write a screenplay over what he thought was an open-and-shut bigoted case of murder. Over the course of a 13 year investigation, Jimenez traveled to twenty states and Washington DC in an exhaustive investigation, interviewing more than a hundred named sources.

    For some, the boogie man will always be those “right wing bigots” no matter what the truth, facts and evidence reveal.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Alistair Wiseman fuck off.

  • Cam

    @Alistair Wiseman:

    Everybody notice how the poster I’m replying to couldn’t provide any specifics? The reason being is because Jimenez’s claims were debunked, he didn’t cite his sources, and when other people tried to back up his findings his research was proven to be false.

    But on the bright side, you just proved the point I made several posts ago that some right wing bigot would come in here and try to pass off all of those discredited, bigoted, flase attacks on Sheppard.

    See, because you right wingers can’t have the truth of your views exposed, and what happened to Sheppard exposes exactly what your views lead to.

    And lastly, next time, don’t bother to try to pass off discredited research on here, do you think the people on this site are uninformed enough not to call you out on your B.S.?

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Cam, your answer was way better than mine. I just wish Alistair Wiseman would go away. What a life. Obviously curious, but can’t lose the baggage.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @Cam:

    “Everybody notice how the poster I’m replying to couldn’t provide any specifics?”

    Why would I “provide any specifics” when I’m referencing the whole book? On the contrary, you are the one disagreeing with the premise of the book and yet you did not provide any of “those discredited, bigoted, flase [sic] attacks on Sheppard [sic].”

    If you will notice, contrary to your post, I did not endorse the book. I referenced the book in relation to your previous post. I do know that many left-of-center publications endorsed the book including, ‘The Nation’, ‘Lambda Literary Review’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘Oasis Magazine’ and ‘The Advocate’.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @1EqualityUSA:

    “I just wish Alistair Wiseman would go away.”

    Well I thought the gay community was all about love, acceptance, tolerance and diversity.

    Apparently, not diversity of thought.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Go post your love at Faux News, they love people with your views.

  • ppp111

    @Alistair Wiseman:

    I remember reading a story about that as well. But I also read much of what was claimed couldn’t be 100% verified. Still, I doubt Matt would risk his life in such a conservative area. Despite all the advancements, there’s still a lot of idiots out there who would love to kill LGBT people while proclaiming religious freedom.

  • Cam

    @Alistair Wiseman:

    And once again, see how desperate the right wing is to still attack the truth? They keep trying to talk about a discredited book. And yes, it was discredited by multiple sources.

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/10/02/debunking-stephen-jimenezs-effort-to-de-gay-mat/196229

    or

    http://www.advocate.com/society/hate-crimes/2013/10/15/attorney-tears-apart-new-theories-matthew-shepard-murder

    But let’s ask ourselves, what is the agenda? Why the desperation to do anything possible to lie about what happened to Sheppard? Easy, because once again, what happened to Sheppard exposes exactly what they are, and what they want to do.

    Look, we get it, you hate gays and lesbians, you’re glad about what happened to Sheppard, but you have to pretend that you aren’t, and that it wasn’t a hate crime. Because that way the right wing can still keep up the phony line that this is simply a political difference. Nope, what happened to Sheppard is what you want for all.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @Cam:

    “Look, we get it, you hate gays and lesbians, you’re glad about what happened to Sheppard, but you have to pretend that you aren’t, and that it wasn’t a hate crime. Because that way the right wing can still keep up the phony line that this is simply a political difference. Nope, what happened to Sheppard is what you want for all.”

    What you have written is disgusting and pathetic. You do not know me and feel you must make up despicable lies in order to score some sort of imagined political point. Why stop there? Go ahead and say I kick puppies, trip old people….

    You’re a good Leftist who does not rely on facts, truth or logic. You just slander, debase and lie about your opponent.

  • Cam

    @Alistair Wiseman: said…. “You’re a good Leftist who does not rely on facts, truth or logic. You just slander, debase and lie about your opponent.”
    __________________

    How funny, you posted commentary about a discredited book, I posted links PROVING that the guy used bad sources, un-citable resources and even the attorney’s for the defense said his evidence was wrong.

    So actually no, my comment was accurate, AND I provided sources. I proved what you were trying to do, I posted proof that what you were citing was false, and now all you can do is cry and play the victim.

    Crying and playing the victim when your lies are pointed out, what a typical right wing bigot you are.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @Cam:

    “I posted links PROVING that the guy used bad sources, un-citable resources….”

    Yes, ‘Media Matters’ and ‘The Advocate’. Gosh, well let me get something from Fox News and Breitbart! Great sources!!! You proved nothing. The below link is from out.com in which the author addresses all the smears and allegations from Media Matters.

    http://www.out.com/news-opinion/2014/11/24/book-matt-author-responds-media-matters-steve-jimenez

    Like I said before, I am not endorsing the book. I have not bought it. I have not read it. I was only referencing the book from your previous e-mail in which you said, “What I mean is that several right wing anti-gay folks keep trying to spread the false story that he was a drug dealer and that this was a drug deal gone bad, or that he was a prostitute who was murdered etc…”

    So is gay author Stephen Jimenez one of those “right wing anti-gay folks”?

  • Cam

    @Alistair Wiseman:

    No, you were defending it, you were supporting the author. And the link you posted is the AUTHOR claiming that the critiques of his work are false. What he doesn’t do is answer the specifics or back it up.

    But again, nice try, for somebody who supposedly doesn’t support the guy you certainly spend a lot of time defending and publicizing him.

    But I love how after supporting him you suddenly back off and claim “Oh, I don’t endorse the guy, I was just saying…”

    Typical Right Wing apologist, when somebody calls you out on it, you back down and pretend you aren’t doing what you’re doing.

    You support this author because his views back up the case of the right wing anti-gay folks. End of story.

  • Cam

    @Alistair Wiseman: said…. “So is gay author Stephen Jimenez one of those “right wing anti-gay folks”?”

    _________________________________

    You trolls try so hard and it’s so sad. How about I answer your question with the name “George Reckers”, you know, the gay man who founded the anti-gay Family Research Council, and whose phony research was the backbone of the case for Prop 8 in Ca. until it was discredited and tossed out.

    Or Ted Haggard, anti-gay preacher who was gay.

    or Larry Craig, gay man who was an anti-gay Senator.

  • abnerbha

    Homosexual groups target any journalist who gives views which offend them & they target Mission America radio hostess Linda P. Harvey because Mrs. Linda P. Harvey tells truth which offends gays. Homosexual groups targetted gay journalists Stephen Jimenez for his Book of Matt which offended homosexual groups & have been trying to keep Stephen Jimenez’s Book of Matt from being sold. Honest discussion is discussing & rebutting-not censoring because 1 finds something offensive.

    Let’s look @ what we do know about Methew W. Shepard. No matter why the murder happened, the idea that A.J. McKinney and Methew W. Shepard were strangers who did not know eachother until that day is rubbish. There are many witnesses-Doc O’ Connor’s ex girlfriend, Elaine Baker (bartender), M.K. Rohrbacher (drug dealer), Tristan (Ted) Henson (Methew W. Shepard’s former lover) & others who saw them together.

    Even if 1 believes the murder was motivated by hatred of homosexuals, it is truth that A.J. McKinney and Methew W. Shepard knew eachother though A.J. McKinney denies it. There are too many witnesses who saw both men together. Of course the witnesses can only say they saw them together and can not know it all. It’s not believed Methew W. Shepard knew the 2nd man (R.A. Henderson) and I agree with Stephen Jimenez that Russell A. Henderson should have gotten a jury trial but got bad representation by his lawyers who urged him to take a plea when he wanted a jury trial. Book of Matt by Stephen Jimenez Stephen Jimenez’s evidence are 1st party witnesses he interviewed-over 100 of them over 13 years.

    I don’t think Methew W. Shepard should have been killed but it is truth that Methew W. Shepard molested 8 year old boys and got counseling for this when he was 15 years old-Stephen Jimenez incidentally mentioned this near end of book-he interviewed a Casper Wyoming cop and a relative of 1 of victims. But Judy L. Shepard and the Shepard Foundation omits this ugly truth of Methew W. Shepard being a child molester and it would not surprise me if ex Casper Star Tribune journalists Tiffany C. Hunt, Kerry A. Drake and JC Marsden know this but left this out in that I find it hard to believe these 3 Casper Wyoming journalists did not know about Methew W. Shepard molesting 8 year old boys when he was 15 years old because Stephen Jimenez found this in court records and again, Stephen Jimenez incidentally mentioned this near end of book as most of the book was about the 3 people, A.J. McKinney’s problems, Methew W. Shepard’s life and problems and of course the drug problems. Incidentally, it’s possible that Methew W. Shepard had molested more boys other than the 2 case reported to cops. Both JC Marsden & Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Hunt sees nothing wrong with Methew W. Shepard selling drugs and molesting children so their view is rubbish.

    Methew W. Shepard associating with drug dealers in both Wyoming and Colorado is not disputable. Methew W. Shepard went into bars where drugs were sold and he did associate with drug dealers-we know that he went to bars named Tornado, Ranger, Library & other bars in Wyoming and Colorado where drugs were sold. Methew W. Shepard’s friend Tina LaBrie expressing concerns about Methew W. Shepard’s drug and $ problems. We know that Methew W. Shepard was having $ problems (spending so much on limosuine rides in Doc O’ Connor’s limousine).

    Methew W. Shepard’s a junky (proven fact), drunkard and had money problems. Sheriff O’Malley has said that if Methew W. Shepard sold drugs, the cops would have known which is dishonest-Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Sgt. R.J. DeBree know cops don’t always catch all the criminals and that many drug dealers escape detection. Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Sgt. Robert J. DeBree have arrested drug dealers and they know how it’s the family and friends who get surprised after they learn some1 they know is a drug dealer.

    Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Sgt. Robert J. DeBree know that it’s unlikely MW. Shepard told his friends and family that he was a drug dealer, and even if Methew W. Shepard did tell his friends and family that he sold drugs, don’t think his family will admit this ugly as they had tried to hide the fact that Methew Wayne Shepard molested 8 year old boys and got counseling.

    Now was Methew W. Shepard’s assocation with drug dealers and going into bars where drugs were sold more than buying drugs ? Was Methew W. Shepard a drug dealer or a drug courier? Stephen Jimenez thinks so and he believes it was the Denver circle. No, Stephen Jimenez does not know it all but his conclusions are sincere and honest. While homosexual groups complain about Stephen Jimenez saying the murder case is complicated and possibly not a hate crime, that is incidental-main reason homosexual groups are offended by Stephen Jimenez’s book is because he talked about the ugly truths about who M.W. Shepard was. You don’t always know the secrets friends and family have. If a person is a drug dealer, then they are usually not going to tell their friends and family that they do this.

    Even if Metthew W. Shepard did tell his friends and family that he sold drugs, don’t think his family will admit this ugly truth about him, as they hide the fact that Methew Wayne Shepard molested 8 year old boys and got counseling for it. Laramie Project, Shepard Foundation & Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Hunt sees nothing wrong with Methew W. Shepard selling drugs and molesting children so their view is rubbish.

  • abnerbha

    I haven’t plead his 2 killers cases other than say that the 2nd man R.A. Henderson should have gotten a jury trial & a jury should have decided what to convict him on. Prosecutor could argue why it’s Murder 1, defense can argue why it’s lesser charge of 2nd Degree Murder or Manslaughter & then jury decides-that is as far as I go with his case is saying he should have gotten a jury trial. R.A. Henderson’s case should be reviewed again on appeal because he wanted a jury trial.

    I read Book of Matt & a weak answer homosexual groups give when you discuss Book of Matt is to link to MediaMatters. Daily Kos, Huffington Post and MediaMatters are pro-homosexual rubbish. Other critiques such as that of Alyssa B. Rosenberg are her getting offended but giving no serious rebuttal. Alyssa B. Rosenberg was offended by the fact Stephen Jimenez incidentally mentioned near end of book that Methew W. Shepard was arrested when he was 15 for molesting 8 year old boys. The 2 boys who Methew W. Shepard molested is verified by Natrona County Juvenile Court records, the Cody Woming bartender who was victimized by Methew W. Shepard in August 1998 and which is backed by Cody Wyoming police reports and this happened before the October 1998 murder.

    I did my homework on the Shepard case which includes talking to 2 of the cops involved, 2 of the Casper Star Tribune ex journalists (Kerry A. Drake & J.C. Marsden) & comparing this to the Book of Matt. The Casper Star Tribune along with their 3 ex journalists-Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Edwards Hunt, Kerr A. Drake & JC Marsden are shills for the Laramie Project & the Shepard Foundation, especially when they omit ugly truths about the victim. KA Drake, JC Marsden and Tiffany C. Hunt are portrayed in Laramie Project. Casper Star Tribune when they covered the Shepard case left out ugly truths of who the victim Methew W. Shepard was.

    If the legal system had punished Harvey B. Milk for committing homosexual abuse on a 16 year old boy in 1964 (which he was not prosecuted for) & if the Wyoming legal system had given Methew Wayne Shepard years in prison rather than counseling by Natrona County Juvenile Court for molesting 8 year old boys when he was 15 years old, then Harvey B. Milk & Methew Wayne Shepard both would have avoided being murdered in 1978 & 1998. It’d been better if this had happened-Harvey B. Milk convicted of homosexual statutory rape in 1960s, does prison time & then spends rest of his days in a homeless shelter or his family taking care of him after he’s released from prison. Harvey Bernard Milk was a despicable homosexual coward who in 1964 committed statutory rape on a teenage boy (the boy committed suicide in 1980) but H.B. Milk was never prosecuted for it. Harvey Bernard Milk should’ve been convicted & jailed for felony statutory rape in 1964 & lost his right to vote. Harvey B. Milk being dead since 11/27/1978 won’t be able to homosexually statutorily rape any more teen boys. Getting murdered in 1978 & 1998 does not change the truth that both Harvey B. Milk & Methew Wayne Shepard were gay pedophiles.

  • abnerbha

    @David Andrew Roubideaux: If Stephen Jimenez had been an FRC journalist, he would likely have been condemned as 1 of those Christians but Stephen Jimenez is a gay journalist. While gay groups complain about Stephen Jimenez saying the murder case is complicated, that is incidental-main reason gay groups are offended by Stephen Jimenez’s book is because he talked about the ugly truths about who M.W. Shepard was.

    Methew W. Shepard molested 8 year old boys and got counseling for this when he was 15 years old-Stephen Jimenez incidentally mentioned this near end of book-he interviewed a Casper Wyoming cop and a relative of 1 of victims. But Judy L. Shepard and the Shepard Foundation omits this ugly truth of Methew W. Shepard being a child molester and it would not surprise me if ex Casper Star Tribune journalists Tiffany C. Hunt, Kerry A. Drake and JC Marsden know this but left this out in that I find it hard to believe these 3 Casper Wyoming journalists did not know about Methew W. Shepard molesting 8 year old boys when he was 15 years old because Stephen Jimenez found this in court records and again, Stephen Jimenez incidentally mentioned this near end of book as most of the book was about the 3 people, A.J. McKinney’s problems, Methew W. Shepard’s life and problems and of course the drug problems. Incidentally, it’s possible that Methew W. Shepard had molested more boys other than the 2 case reported to cops. Both JC Marsden & Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Hunt sees nothing wrong with Methew W. Shepard selling drugs and molesting children so their view is rubbish.

  • abnerbha

    JUDY L. SHEPARD AND HER OTHER SON LOGAN P. SHEPARD ARE BOTH FAT & THEY GOT FAT GETTING RICH FROM EXPLOITING THEIR SON AND BROTHER FOR MONEY

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @Cam:

    “No, you were defending it, you were supporting the author…”

    What I support is freedom. Freedom of the press. Freedom, that if a person wants to spend 13 years of their life researching, traveling, interviewing and writing about a particular subject, they have that right and freedom to do so.

    I understand you don’t believe in that freedom. If you ran a publishing house, you would not have green lit this project. The narrative must be protected at all costs. You would be like the gay activists in Washington DC who harassed bookstores to cancel Jimenez’s appearances. So much for free speech. After all Mr. Jimenez is traitor to the cause of Matthew Shepard, Inc. Right?

    It is important to you to maintain that Mr. Shepard was a pure victim of his homosexuality perpetrated by evil homophobes, indeed perpetrated by the hatred of the Christian right and the whole of America.

    What is evident from these ad hominem attacks against Jimenez is that certain individuals and groups heavily invested in perpetuating the Shepard hate crime narrative have closed their minds to another possible reality.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @Cam:

    George Reckers? Ted Haggart? Larry David? What do these people have to do with a discussion of Matthew Shepard and Stephen Jimenez? Is this just a diversionary tactic because you can not prove your bigoted allegation concerning Mr. Jimenez?

    Since you did not answer my question, perhaps now would be a good time to apologize or recant your bigoted comment regarding Mr. Jimenez.

    So is gay author Stephen Jimenez one of those “right wing anti-gay folks”?

  • abnerbha

    @Alistair Wiseman: Metthew Wayne Shepard (1976-1998) was not the innocent as he has been portrayed by Laramie Project or films like Shepard is a Friend of Mine. Metthew Wayne Shepard was a junky who assoc. with drug dealers in both Colorado & Wyoming, was possibly a drug dealer himself (Methew Wayne Shepard could also possibly have been a drug courier or a lookout, but whether or not he was a drug dealer he did assoc. with drug dealers) & when he was 15 years old, he was arrested for molesting 2 boys & he got counseling by Natrona County Juvenile Court for molesting 2 boys. Metthew Wayne Shepard had himself been a victim of child molestation by 3 different people when he was a boy & if he had not been a victim of homosexual pedophiles would he have turned out straight instead of gay?

  • Cam

    @Alistair Wiseman:

    “””What I support is freedom. Freedom of the press. Freedom, that if a person wants to spend 13 years of their life researching, traveling, interviewing and writing about a particular subject, they have that right and freedom to do so.”””

    No, what you support is promoting discredited claims, once again, you use vague terminology, and yet cannot provide anything that in any way refutes the claims and research this guy did. You have a definite agenda in tryig to make sure that these false claims are accepted and keep trying to avoid the facts that he couldn’t back up his sources and even the lawyers defending the people who killed Sheppard said that the claims were false.

    You then posted……
    “George Reckers? Ted Haggart? Larry David? What do these people have to do with a discussion of Matthew Shepard and Stephen Jimenez? Is this just a diversionary tactic because you can not prove your bigoted allegation concerning Mr. Jimenez?”

    Easy, you insinuated that because Jimenez was gay he couldn’t right something ati-gay or bigoted. I pointed out that plenty of gay people have, and I said that clearly, the fact that you pretended not to understand what I said is just another attempt to avoid facts and obfuscate the case.

    Again, you are bigoted, you support the false take-down of Sheppard in a book whose research and claims have since been discredited, the only reason for so adamantly supported discredited and false research is because you support what happened and want to leave right wing bigots without the stigma of what their bigotry results in. Therefore you support them, and the violence they want to do. You are a bigot, you are anti-gay, and you are no different than people like George Reckers.

  • abnerbha

    @Cam: I read Book of Matt & a weak answer homosexual groups give when you discuss Book of Matt is to link to MediaMatters. Daily Kos, Huffington Post and MediaMatters are pro-homosexual rubbish. Alyssa B. Rosenberg was offended by the fact Stephen Jimenez incidentally mentioned near end of book that Methew W. Shepard was arrested when he was 15 for molesting 8 year old boys. The 2 boys who Methew W. Shepard molested is verified by Natrona County Juvenile Court records, the Cody Woming bartender who was victimized by Methew W. Shepard in August 1998 and which is backed by Cody Wyoming police reports and this happened before the October 1998 murder. Homosexual groups have been trying to keep Stephen Jimenez’s Book of Matt from being sold. Honest discussion is discussing & rebutting-not censoring because 1 finds something offensive.

    Methew W. Shepard associating with drug dealers in both Wyoming and Colorado is not disputable. A junky like Methew W. Shepard would have to associate with drug dealers to buy his drugs and not with good citizens. Methew W. Shepard definitely knew drug dealers & he worked with them-he could have been a drug dealer, he could have been a courier or he could have done some other work with them to make money. I called Judy L. Shepard on May 6, 2015 @ her home. Dennis picked up (I spoke to him on November 3, 2014 to tell him his son was a child molester & drug dealer) & I asked for Judy after which he gave to Judy. I then told Judy Lynn Shepard that Methew Shepard was a child molester & drug junky after which she told me to get a life and hung up. I told the ugly truth of what her son was-a child molester & a drug junky.

  • Cam

    @abnerbha:

    Look, first of all Russians coming on to America gay sites and trying to spout your anti-gay propaganda is an old story.

    But the fact is, his research was discredited, you are an anti-gay bigot who is just trying to find an excuse to attack gays, and if you could you would do to gay people the same thing that Sheppards attackers did to him.

    The really sad thing for you is, we all know that you, yourself are gay. No hetrosexual person would get this involved in trying to make up phony facts to attack gays with, only gays who hate themselves would bother to do that.

    So not only are your facts exposed as false, we all also know that you yourself are gay and hate yourself for it.

  • abnerbha

    @Cam: I’ve never been to Russia & you are offended by ugly truths Stephen Jimenez found. A personal attack that people sometimes make against those who are against gay/lesbian behaviors is to accuse people of being homosexuals. They say this hoping for a reaction-talk of homosexual/lesbian is a good thing, yet call people gay as an insult.

    Metthew Wayne Shepard (1976-1998) was not the innocent as he has been portrayed by Laramie Project or films like Shepard is a Friend of Mine. Metthew Wayne Shepard was a junky who assoc. with drug dealers in both Colorado & Wyoming, was possibly a drug dealer himself (Methew Wayne Shepard could also possibly have been a drug courier or a lookout, but whether or not he was a drug dealer he did assoc. with drug dealers) & when he was 15 years old, he was arrested for molesting 2 boys & he got counseling by Natrona County Juvenile Court for molesting 2 boys. Metthew Wayne Shepard had himself been a victim of child molestation by 3 different people when he was a boy & if he had not been a victim of homosexual pedophiles would he have turned out straight instead of gay?

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @Cam:

    First of all, could you at least get the names correct?

    It is George Rekers – not Reckers.
    It is Ted Haggard – not Haggart.
    It is Matthew Shepard – not Sheppard.

    What do 3 conservative, presumably closeted, white men have to do with an Hispanic, out-of-the-closet gay man who lives in New York City? Other than smearing and defaming Mr. Jimenez, please provide your source for calling him a “right wing anti-gay folk(s).”

    This is my third request, it shouldn’t be that hard.

    “You support the false take-down of Sheppard [sic] in a book whose research and claims have since been discredited….”

    Discredited by whom? A left wing, hyperpartisan, schlocky, not-for-profit group called Media Matters. If that is all you have, it is not much considering their disreputable reputation.

    By the way, did Media Matters ever take up Stephen Jimenez’s offer to debate him in public on the facts concerning this case? Considering how they operate – probably not.

    From the Stephen Jimenez out.com article that I previously sent you:

    “I invite Media Matters to select a representative to debate me face-to-face about ‘The Book of Matt’ in an open public forum moderated by a journalist of national renown. Such a debate would be in the public interest: it would further clarify the factual truths surrounding Matthew Shepard’s tragic murder, and it would help educate the public about the important distinction between on-line advocacy and fact-based journalism.”

    Sadly, for people like you, it doesn’t matter what the truth is. You have your mind made up and are closed off to any other possibility. The narrative must not be tarnished.

    Who claims the victim status now?

  • abnerbha

    @Alistair Wiseman: When I read a gay (transexuals are mutilated gays/lesbians and they must abolish sex changes) bashing case in the news, I wonder what the view is of the journalist reporting this on homosexuality/lesbianism. I also wonder if the journalist is a homosexual or lesbian and if so, are they setting aside their bias and reporting the news with no problems. I do not trust news that I get from Daily Kos or the Huffington Post on their coverage of gay bashing cases because they predictably make the homosexual look like an innocent victim no matter what wrong the gay does.

    Gay bashing victims will face the same public opinion court as gay bashers. If there are ugly truths about a homosexual which the media omits as most did with Methew Wayne Shepard, then we will use our free speech rights to tell the ugly truths about the homosexual even if others dislike it. & there is nothing any1 can do to legally stop us from telling the ugly truths. Gay bashing victims will face the public opinion court as gay bashers do and ugly truths will be told about a homosexual if it’s found though it offends homosexual groups.

  • abnerbha

    @Alistair Wiseman: I spoke on April 16, 2014 to Sheriff David S. O’Malley about Book of Matt and gave facts about Methew Wayne Shepard being a child molester and drug dealer. He predictably said Book of Matt should be called Book of Lies, that he did investigation & hung up on me without explaining why it should be called book of lies. He has no rebuttal. Chief O’Malley said he is offended by Stephen Jimenez’s book but he’s dishonest.

    Sheriff David S. O’Malley, Cop Regina D. Fluty and Sgt. Rob J. DeBree’s all have been portrayed in Laramie Project and Sheriff O’Malley is a friend of Judy L. Shepard. But their job as cops after to they found M.W. Shepard’s comatose body was to solve M.W. Shepard’s murder and they quickly found and arrested the 2 who did this. After that their job was to help prosecutors prove the 2 men guilty of murder which they did. Since M.W. Shepard is dead, he can not be arrested and prosecuted for any crimes he committed before October 1998. I don’t believe the 2 cops investigated whether Methew W. Shepard was a drug dealer because there was no need to because he is dead and can’t be punished for it.

    Sheriff David S. O’Malley, Regina D. Fluty and Robert J. DeBree all know as cops or former cops that you don’t always know the secrets a person has in their life. All know that most criminals try to keep their crimes secret esp. from friends and family as they don’t want to be caught. Many times when it’s discovered a person is let’s say a child molester, it’s friends and family who get surprised because a child molester is unlikely to admit that they commit this crime to their friends and family. Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Robert J. DeBree in their lives have arrested drug dealers and they know how it’s the family and friends who get surprised after they learned some1 they know is a drug dealer.

    I don’t think Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Robert J. DeBree are honest criticizing Stephen Jimenez as bias is meddling with facts especially again as Sheriff O’Malley is a friend of Judy Lynn Shepard. Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Robert J. DeBree know that it’s unlikely Methew W. Shepard told his friends and family that he was a drug dealer, because both have seen many times as cops as how criminals usually keep their crimes a secret esp. from their friends and family. M.W. Shepard kept it a secret. Even if Methew W. Shepard did tell his friends and family that he sold drugs, don’t think his family will admit this ugly truth about him, as hide the fact that Methew Wayne Shepard molested 8 year old boys and got counseling for it. Both Sheriff David S. O’Malley and R.J. DeBree know as cops that they don’t always catch all the criminals. Stephen Jimenez to repeat interviewed over 100 witnesses and he did a 13 year investigation. He went into bars, interviewed drug dealers, junkies and they verified that both A.J. McKinney and M.W. Shepard knew eachother and that M.W. Shepard had a secret life as a drug dealer/courier.

    Again, Sheriff O’Malley and Sgt. DeBree interest in October 1998 was to solve the homicide and to help prosecutor Mr. Rerucha prove the 2 men gulity of murder. I don’t think Sheriff David S. O’Malley, Sgt. Robert J. DeBree and any1 else in the Albany County Sheriff’s Dept. investigated M.W. Shepard’s background because there was no need to. Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Sgt. R.J. DeBree’s critique sounds like they are dishonest, delusional or both esp. again as Sheriff f O’Malley is a friend of Judy L. Shepard and Chief O’Malley, Reggie D. Fluty and Sgt. DeBree are portrayed in Laramie Project. JC Marsden (executive Director of Shepard Foundation) and Tiffany C. Hunt are portrayed in Laramie Project. Both JC Marsden & Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Hunt sees nothing wrong with Methew W. Shepard selling drugs and molesting children so their view is rubbish.

  • abnerbha

    @Alistair Wiseman: I spoke on January 21, 2015 to Undersheriff R.J. Debree on Stephen Jimenez’s Book of Matt. Undersheriff RJ DeBree was courteous and spoke with me. He said that 1 part where Stephen Jimenez got wrong was that there was a drive by shooting and he said that didn’t happen. He said that Stephen Jimenez did not interview him. Stephen Jimenez did interview Sheriff O’Malley. Undersheriff RJ DeBree also said that he would be willing to debate Stephen Jimenez on the book.

    I told Undersheriff R.J. DeBree that Methew W. Shepard was a junky and possibly a drug dealer. He asked me how I knew that & I mentioned that Judy L. Shepard said in her book that Methew W. Shepard ‘self-medicated’ which is another word for drug junky. I said that Methew W. Shepard associating with drug dealers in both Colorado and Wyoming is indisputable. Now did he also sell drugs in addition to use them? It’s possible and we don’t know the money problems Methew was having.

    Of course, I also told UnderSheriff R.J. DeBree that Methew W. Shepard was a child molester and no matter why the murder happened, I care more about the 2 boys who Methew molested. I told Undersheriff R.J. DeBree that it’s possible Methew had more victims than the 2 cases reported. I told Undersheriff R.J. DeBree that if he and Sheriff O’Malley want to talk about the murder and what they found in the murder investigation, then that is fine. I also said that if they want to say that in the murder investigation they did not find proof of Methew selling drugs, then that it also fine. I told him that since he and Sheriff O’Malley are cops, they both know that you don’t always know the secrets a person has such as if a person is a drug dealer.

    Undersheriff DeBree talked about the anonymous witnesses who Stephen Jimenez interviewed-since he also read the book. I replied that there were also named witnesses, which he said only a few. I mentioned that some of the witnesses who Stephen Jimenez interviewed are anonymous because they were drug dealers and that they don’t want to be ID because they don’t want to be arrested and sent to jail. I mentioned to UnderSheriff DeBree that the critique both he and Sheriff O’Malley have made is not credible & that I believe Stephen Jimenez. I of course mentioned the Laramie Project and Methew W. Shepard is a friend of mine and Undersheriff R.J. DeBree said that he is not associated with that. Both he and Sheriff O’Malley are portrayed in both.

    I told Undersheriff R.J. DeBree that the Shepard Foundation & Laramie Project think that child molestation is ok when committed by homosexuals such as the fact that both Shepard Foundation and Laramie Project see nothing wrong with Harvey B. Milk sexually abusing a 16 year old boy & they see nothing wrong with Methew W. Shepard molesting 8 year old boys. I also told Undersheriff R.J. DeBree that they should make it a crime to do sex changes.

    Anyhow, Undersheriff R.J. DeBree was courteous to speak with me and he did say he would debate Stephen Jimenez.. I thanked him for taking the time to talk with me though he is not credible in his accusation against Stephen Jimenez. No, Stephen Jimenez doesn’t know all the answers and while I can’t conclusively say that Methew W. Shepard sold drugs, Methew W. Shepard was a junky who associated with drug dealers in Wyoming and Colorado. He could’ve been a drug dealer or he could have been a courier as we don’t know all the $ problems he had and Stephen Jimenez in his book talked about Methew W. Shepard living life of spending $ on Doc O’Connor’s limo rides.

  • Cam

    @Alistair Wiseman:

    Again, once more, you are anti-gay, you feel that being gay is shameful, and you are supporting a man who did a not cited hatchet job. I pointed out multiple areas that took down his research including the lawyer for one of the accused murderers.

    The more you keep posting here the more you show that this wasn’t a simple post for you, but rather that you have an actual agenda in trying to support this guy and his false claims. That you need to try to convince people that these were true, and that you support what happened to Sheppard.

  • Cam

    @abnerbha: @abnerbha:

    Your continued rambling posts are simply exposing your obsession here. Much like that closeted prosecutor in Michigan became obsessed with the openly gay university student, you are the same here with Sheppard.

    You are obviously gay, closeted, hate that fact and so feel you need to attack gays to mitigate those feelings. The sad thing is, your behavior on here is what is making what you are trying to hide so obvious.

  • abnerbha

    @Cam: Again, you can’t rebut ugly truths Stephen Jimenez found & make insults calling people gay. I called Judy L. Shepard on May 6, 2015 @ her home. Dennis picked up (I spoke to him on November 3, 2014 to tell him his son was a child molester & drug dealer) & I asked for Judy after which he gave to Judy. I then told Judy Lynn Shepard that Methew Shepard was a child molester & drug junky after which she told me to get a life and hung up. I told the ugly truth of what her son was-a child molester & a drug junky.

    Methew W. Shepard associating with drug dealers in both Wyoming and Colorado is not disputable. A junky like Methew W. Shepard would have to associate with drug dealers to buy his drugs and not with good citizens. Methew W. Shepard definitely knew drug dealers & he worked with them-he could have been a drug dealer, he could have been a courier or he could have done some other work with them to make money.

  • Cam

    @abnerbha:

    All of those claims were proven false, the only reason you keep attacking is because you are gay, closeted, hate that fact and so feel that attacking Sheppard seems to prove you aren’t gay.

    You are sad, and the fact that you keep desperately coming in here long after this post has moved off the first page to put up completely false, discredit claims shows that your obsession with attacking Sheppard is somewhat pathological. I’m sure we’ll read about you soon enough doing something horrible.

  • abnerbha

    @Cam: JUDY L. SHEPARD AND HER OTHER SON LOGAN P. SHEPARD ARE BOTH FAT & THEY GOT FAT GETTING RICH FROM EXPLOITING THEIR SON AND BROTHER FOR MONEY Metthew Wayne Shepard (1976-1998) was not the innocent as he has been portrayed by Laramie Project or films like Shepard is a Friend of Mine. Metthew Wayne Shepard was a junky who assoc. with drug dealers in both Colorado & Wyoming, was possibly a drug dealer himself (Methew Wayne Shepard could also possibly have been a drug courier or a lookout, but whether or not he was a drug dealer he did assoc. with drug dealers) & when he was 15 years old, he was arrested for molesting 2 boys & he got counseling by Natrona County Juvenile Court for molesting 2 boys. Metthew Wayne Shepard had himself been a victim of child molestation by 3 different people when he was a boy & if he had not been a victim of homosexual pedophiles would he have turned out straight instead of gay?

  • abnerbha

    Natrona County Juvenile Court gave Methew Wayne Shepard counseling for molesting 2 boys when he was 15 years old and because juvenile records are sealed, that’s why Methew Wayne Shepard did not have a record as that was sealed to public other than by court order. Yes, Wyoming law in 1992 allowed counseling for juveniles who committed child molestation rather than prosecution by adult court with their record being sealed where 1 can only find by court order, but if the Wyoming legal system had given Methew Wayne Shepard years in prison rather than counseling by Natrona County Juvenile Court for molesting 8 year old boys when he was 15 years old, then Methew Wayne Shepard would have avoided being murdered in 1998. Getting murdered in 1998 does not change the truth that Methew Wayne Shepard was a gay pedophile.

  • abnerbha

    @abnerbha: With Methew W. Shepard molesting 2 boys when he was 15 years old, that case was pleaded down to a lesser crime such as misdemeanor assault & battery or misdemeanor indecency rather than child molestation which he committed. Methew W. Shepard was arrested for child molestation & got plea bargain to non-sexual crime such as misdemeanor assault & battery or indecent exposure. That was why his record was sealed-it was plead down to misdemeanor NOT a felony & since he pleaded to misdemeanor rather than felony, legally his record could be sealed. Stephen Jimenez is a gay who sympathizes with Methew W. Shepard molesting 2 boys by meaning Methew W. Shepard sadly became a victimizer after learning this by being victimized as boy. Most likely the prosecutor allowed Methew W. Shepard to plead to lesser charge & get counseling because they thought if they prosecute him for molesting 2 boys, that can traumatize them & better this than to risk acquittal @ trial. Methew W. Shepard committed child molestation but in law, he was guilty of lesser crime not child molestation. Peter W. Johnson, you sound like a family or friend of Shepard Family because plea bargains as what happened in Methew W. Shepard’s case happen. IT IS A FACT THAT METHEW W. SHEPARD WAS A CHILD MOLESTER JUST AS IT IS A FACT THAT HIS MOM JUDY IS FAT. THERE IS NOTHING ADOLESCENT ABOUT METHEW W. SHEPARD MOLESTING 2 BOYS.

    Sheriff O’Malley & Undersheriff R.J. DeBree can talk of what they found in murder investigation-but both men should only talk of the limits of what they found & the murder trial. Both men should say that they did not find in murder investigation proof that Methew W. Shepard was a drug dealer. They should only critique Stephen Jimenez’s investigation on what they found in murder investigation because Stephen Jimenez found things which the court didn’t know. But I do not care why the murder happened-there could easily be more than 1 motive. I care about telling the ugly truths about Methew W. Shepard & his parents mainly care about money. Judy L. Shepard can’t be trusted especially since she has gotten fatter since 1999 & again, Judy L. Shepard is fat & not to be trusted. It’s Shepard Family, propaganda films like Shepard is a Friend of Mine which Dennis & Judy L. Shepard push to make money which proves Judy L. Shpeard can’t be trusted incl. fact she is fat.

    You dont always know the secrets a person has in life & Methew W. Shepard had secrets which he kept from his friends & family-his assoc. with drug dealers which is proven. I think Dennis & Judy L. Shepard know this but hate what Stephen Jimenez found. Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Sgt. R.J. DeBree know cops don’t always catch all the criminals and that many drug dealers escape detection. Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Robert J. DeBree have arrested drug dealers and they know how it’s the family and friends who get surprised after they learn some1 they know is a drug dealer. Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Robert J. DeBree know that it’s unlikely MW. Shepard told his friends and family that he was a drug dealer. Dennis & Judy L. Shepard take trips in U.S. & worldwide, they do that because they get rich exploiting their son. JUDY L. SHEPARD AND HER OTHER SON LOGAN P. SHEPARD ARE BOTH FAT & THEY GOT FAT GETTING RICH FROM EXPLOITING THEIR SON AND BROTHER FOR MONEY.

    I haven’t plead his 2 killers cases other than say that the 2nd man R.A. Henderson should have gotten a jury trial & a jury should have decided what to convict him on. Prosecutor could argue why it’s Murder 1, defense can argue why it’s lesser charge of 2nd Degree Murder or Manslaughter & then jury decides-that is as far as I go with his case is saying he should have gotten a jury trial. R.A. Henderson’s case should be reviewed again on appeal because he wanted a jury trial.

    Methew W. Shepard associating with drug dealers in both Wyoming and Colorado is not disputable. Methew W. Shepard went into bars where drugs were sold and he did associate with drug dealers-we know that he went to bars named Tornado, Ranger, Library & other bars in Wyoming and Colorado where drugs were sold. Methew W. Shepard’s friend Tina LaBrie expressing concerns about Methew W. Shepard’s drug and $ problems. We know that Methew W. Shepard was having $ problems (spending so much on limosuine rides in Doc O’ Connor’s limousine).
    Now was Methew W. Shepard’s assocation with drug dealers and going into bars where drugs were sold more than buying drugs ? Was Methew W. Shepard a drug dealer or a drug courier? Stephen Jimenez thinks so and he believes it was the Denver circle. No, Stephen Jimenez does not know it all but his conclusions are sincere and honest. While homosexual groups complain about Stephen Jimenez saying the murder case is complicated and possibly not a hate crime, that is incidental-main reason homosexual groups are offended by Stephen Jimenez’s book is because he talked about the ugly truths about who M.W. Shepard was. You don’t always know the secrets friends and family have. If a person is a drug dealer, then they are usually not going to tell their friends and family that they do this.

    Even if Metthew W. Shepard did tell his friends and family that he sold drugs, don’t think his family will admit this ugly truth about him, as they hide the fact that Methew Wayne Shepard molested 8 year old boys and got counseling for it. Laramie Project, Shepard Foundation & Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Hunt sees nothing wrong with Methew W. Shepard selling drugs and molesting children so their view is rubbish. Getting murdered in 1998 does not change the truth that Methew Wayne Shepard was a gay pedophile.

  • abnerbha

    @Alistair Wiseman: Years ago, January 5, 1999 when I was then living in Arizona, boxer Mike Gerard Tyson came to my workplace. I shook hands with him & after seeing gold filling by Freudian slip I asked him if that was tooth he bit Evander Holyfield with. Mr. Michael G. Tyson then put his hand on my shoulder & said profanity. I then asked him who his next fight would be-he said Francois Botha after which I asked is he from France? He said ‘no, South Africa, but that’s a good guess.’ Now I was critiqued for that day for my Freudian slip. But though Mr. Tyson knows this, he’s a famous person & while I was a fool this is what comes with fame. I did in 2007 write to judge to ask that boxer Mike G. Tyson (aka Malik Abdul Aziz) get probation for drugs after he plead guilty to drug posession charge. Yes, I did that because I believed I owed something to him for my foolish conduct to redeem myself & judge likely already decided case but he did get probation instead of prison & my intent was good. I think Mr. Tyson should thank me for writing to judge to ask her to give him probation instead of prison & I wrote to the judge mentioning that boxer Michael Gerard Tyson is a good father to this kids & his hobby of taking care of pigeons.How that relates is that though what I did was foolish asking him about bite fight, Mike G. Tyson’s a famous person.

    Dennis & Judy L. Shepard are also famous & people like me calling them up to tell ugly truths about Methew W. Shepard is what comes with fame. I called Judy L. Shepard on May 6, 2015 @ her home. Dennis picked up (I spoke to him on November 3, 2014 to tell him his son was a child molester & drug dealer) & I asked for Judy after which he gave to Judy. I then told Judy Lynn Shepard that Methew Shepard was a child molester & drug junky after which she told me to get a life and hung up. I told the ugly truth of what her son was-a child molester & a drug junky. Homosexual groups have been trying to keep Stephen Jimenez’s Book of Matt from being sold. Honest discussion is discussing & rebutting-not censoring because 1 finds something offensive.

    Calling them twice to tell the truth is not harassment. Harassment is repeatedly contacting a person after they have asked you to stop contacting them. Since this happened twice, it was not harassment, so it’s legal. Shepards are high profile people though they are not famous like an actor is. If the Shepard’s don’t want people calling them to tell ugly truths of Methew W. Shepard being a drug junky and a child molester, then they should get an unlisted # because that is what comes with being high profile. I did the right thing because they are the 1s who get rich off of his murder, not me. I just call to tell them the truth & I earn nothing. JUDY L. SHEPARD AND HER OTHER SON LOGAN P. SHEPARD ARE BOTH FAT & THEY GOT FAT GETTING RICH FROM EXPLOITING THEIR SON AND BROTHER FOR MONEY. Judy L. Shepard got fat from eating in fancy Mexican restaurants, Chinese restaurants, Japanese restaurants, French restaurants, Russian restaurants, etc., so Judy L. Shepard being fat proves she gets rich exploiting her son.

  • abnerbha

    Spoke with Heather Ann Feeney on September 2, 2015. She works for Idaho Bureau of Land Management. When I told her ugly truths of Methew W. Shepard being a drug junky who possibly was a drug dealer, along with facts about Methew W. Shepard molesting 2 boys when he was 15 years old which he got counseling for, Heather Ann Feeney talked of how she doesn’t work in media anymore, that it was a long time ago & that she now works for Federal Govt.-admit I got rude by calling Heather A. Feeney menopausal. Heather Ann Feeney does vigil for a child molester & drug junky Methew W. Shepard, who possibly was a drug dealer.

    Heather Ann Feeney-there should be a vigil for the boys who Methew W. Shepard molested when he was 15 years old & got counseling for. Must wonder the drugs Heather Ann Feeney uses, as Methew W. Shepard wasn’t a nice man as Heather A. Feeney implies. In August 1998, 2 months before his death, Methew W. Shepard falsely accused a Cody bartender of sex abuse, after the bartender DEFENDED himself. Methew W. Shepard was drunk (possibly high on drugs)that night, was harassing the bartender to have sex with him in a parking lot & bartender hit him in sel-defense. It’s a crime to have sex in parking lots. Methew W. Shepard was a junky who used Meth & other drugs like cocaine, pot, etc. in addition to anti-depressants so he was a junky. Methew W. Shepard’s a drunkard, junky who took Meth.

    Heather Ann Feeney politely said that she no longer works in media & guess she doesn’t like that some of us find ugly truths she & other journalists left out when they covered Methew W. Shepard. Heather A. Feeney knows that while she’s no longer a journalist, when she comments on cases such as Methew W. Shepard, there will be some who will tell ugly truths she left out. Guess also that Heather A. Feeney’s so used to getting those who accept what most media says about Methew W. Shepard, that when people call her to tell ugly truths media about Methew W. Shepard, she doesn’t want to talk because she doesn’t know how to reply to people who don’t share her thinking & tell facts she left out.

    We should care more about the 2 boys who Methew W. Shepard molested because getting murdered doesn’t change truth that Methew W. Shepard was a child molester, drug junky & possibly a drug dealer. We will use our free speech right to tell ugly truths about Methew Wayne Shepard which Heather Ann Feeney & other journalists omit, esp. when Heather Ann Feeney does a vigil for a child molester & drug junky Methew W. Shepard. Heather Ann Feeney thinks it’s OK for gays to molest children & possibly Heather Ann Feeney is a drug junky as Heather Ann Feeney cares so much for child molester, drug junky Methew W. Shepard who possibly was a drug dealer himself.

    I haven’t plead his 2 killers cases other than say that the 2nd man R.A. Henderson should have gotten a jury trial & a jury should have decided what to convict him on. Prosecutor could argue why it’s Murder 1, defense can argue why it’s lesser charge of 2nd Degree Murder or Manslaughter & then jury decides-that is as far as I go with his case is saying he should have gotten a jury trial. R.A. Henderson’s case should be reviewed again on appeal because he wanted a jury trial.

    Let’s look @ what we do know about Methew W. Shepard. No matter why the murder happened, the idea that A.J. McKinney and Methew W. Shepard were strangers who did not know eachother until that day is rubbish. There are many witnesses-Doc O’ Connor’s ex girlfriend, Elaine Baker (bartender), M.K. Rohrbacher (drug dealer), Tristan (Ted) Henson (Methew W. Shepard’s former lover) & others who saw them together.

    There are too many witnesses who saw both men together. Of course the witnesses can only say they saw them together and can not know it all. It’s not believed Methew W. Shepard knew the 2nd man (R.A. Henderson) and I agree with Stephen Jimenez that Russell A. Henderson should have gotten a jury trial. Book of Matt by Stephen Jimenez Stephen Jimenez’s evidence are 1st party witnesses he interviewed-over 100 of them over 13 years.

    I don’t think Methew W. Shepard should have been killed but it is truth that Methew W. Shepard molested 8 year old boys and got counseling for this when he was 15 years old-Stephen Jimenez incidentally mentioned this near end of book-he interviewed a Casper Wyoming cop and a relative of 1 of victims. But Judy L. Shepard and the Shepard Foundation omits this ugly truth of Methew W. Shepard being a child molester and it would not surprise me if ex Casper Star Tribune journalists Tiffany C. Hunt, Kerry A. Drake and JC Marsden know this but left this out in that I find it hard to believe these 3 Casper Wyoming journalists did not know about Methew W. Shepard molesting 8 year old boys when he was 15 years old because Stephen Jimenez found this in court records and again, Stephen Jimenez incidentally mentioned this near end of book as most of the book was about the 3 people, A.J. McKinney’s problems, Methew W. Shepard’s life and problems and of course the drug problems. Incidentally, it’s possible that Methew W. Shepard had molested more boys other than the 2 case reported to cops. Both JC Marsden & Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Hunt sees nothing wrong with Methew W. Shepard selling drugs and molesting children so their view is rubbish.

    Methew W. Shepard associating with drug dealers in both Wyoming and Colorado is not disputable. Methew W. Shepard went into bars where drugs were sold and he did associate with drug dealers-we know that he went to bars named Tornado, Ranger, Library & other bars in Wyoming and Colorado where drugs were sold. Methew W. Shepard’s friend Tina LaBrie expressing concerns about Methew W. Shepard’s drug and $ problems. We know that Methew W. Shepard was having $ problems (spending so much on limosuine rides in Doc O’ Connor’s limousine).

    Methew W. Shepard’s a junky (proven fact), drunkard and had money problems. Sheriff O’Malley has said that if Methew W. Shepard sold drugs, the cops would have known which is dishonest-Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Sgt. R.J. DeBree know cops don’t always catch all the criminals and that many drug dealers escape detection. Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Sgt. Robert J. DeBree have arrested drug dealers and they know how it’s the family and friends who get surprised after they learn some1 they know is a drug dealer.

    Sheriff David S. O’Malley and Sgt. Robert J. DeBree know that it’s unlikely MW. Shepard told his friends and family that he was a drug dealer, and even if Methew W. Shepard did tell his friends and family that he sold drugs, don’t think his family will admit this ugly as they had tried to hide the fact that Methew Wayne Shepard molested 8 year old boys and got counseling.

    Now was Methew W. Shepard’s assocation with drug dealers and going into bars where drugs were sold more than buying drugs ? Was Methew W. Shepard a drug dealer or a drug courier? Stephen Jimenez thinks so and he believes it was the Denver circle. No, Stephen Jimenez does not know it all but his conclusions are sincere and honest. While homosexual groups complain about Stephen Jimenez saying the murder case is complicated and possibly not a hate crime, that is incidental-main reason homosexual groups are offended by Stephen Jimenez’s book is because he talked about the ugly truths about who M.W. Shepard was. You don’t always know the secrets friends and family have. If a person is a drug dealer, then they are usually not going to tell their friends and family that they do this.

    Even if Metthew W. Shepard did tell his friends and family that he sold drugs, don’t think his family will admit this ugly truth about him, as they hide the fact that Methew Wayne Shepard molested 8 year old boys and got counseling for it. Laramie Project, Shepard Foundation & Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Hunt sees nothing wrong with Methew W. Shepard selling drugs and molesting children so their view is rubbish.

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