Gay Panic Defense Challenged By Family

A jury will have their hands full with a gay-flavored case out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Steven Scarborough stands accused of beating 62-year old Victor Manious to death last July. Scarborough claims the Manious sexually assaulted him, so it wasn’t murder, but self-defense. Manious family calls bullshit on Scarborough, however, and insist that Manious, who was heavily involved in the church, wasn’t gay.

Twenty-two year old Yustina Manious described her late father as “peaceful” and expressed deep disbelief about Scarborough’s accusations: “I can’t imagine something like this was even said. I will never, ever believe it. Honestly, it’s an insult.” Oh, please, there are worst insults than being called gay.

While young Yustina may sincerely believe her father wouldn’t try it on another man, journo Barton Deiters reports that both prosecutors and the defense team have talked with at least one other person who corroborates that Manious liked men.

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  • Shabaka

    Okay,so,um…Does the daughter feel insulted because her father is accused of sexually assaulting someone or that said someone happens to be a HE?

  • Alan down in Florida

    A 22 year old sexually assaulted by a 62 year old man – what’s wrong with this picture?

    The 22 more likely lured the 62 and then killed him when he wouldn’t turn over the wallet.

  • Chris In Louisville

    This is a horrible case. I recently met a defense attorney who used the “Gay Panic” defense in a similar case in Kentucky. The “Gay Panic” defense is foul, and it shocks me that any ethical attorney could use it.

  • Rick

    the verdict is in, manslaughter. i could not believe the judge allowed a gay panic defense. i live in michigan and will be complaining.

    as for the tone of this piece i find it mean spirited against the daughter. she evidently has no knowledge of anything her father is said to have done (with no real proof i must add but for hearsay) and has every right to think that her father has been maligned so that this rotten man could get away with murder. THEY ROBBED THE VICTIM. these criminals are nothing more than the scum of the earth.

    why not try using a gay agenda and try using a HUMAN one.

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