Joshua Wilkerson’s Family Insists Slain Teen Would Never Make Sexual Advances Toward Another Guy

Joshua Wilkerson, the murdered 18-year-old Texan whose body was burned by supposed friend Hermilio Moralez, is not a homosexual, his uncle insists.

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With Moralez telling police that he killed Wilkerson with a closet rod over sexual advances — made not during a car ride home, as initially reported, but at Moralez’s home on the back porch — the Wilkerson family wants to make sure everyone knows the young man was not gay.

“Everything you hear, don’t judge a book by its cover,” says Wilkerson’s uncle John Crochet. “This guy is not human, so don’t believe what he’s saying,” he adds about Moralez. “There had been some accusations by this animal that some sexual advances were made. We have no reason to believe that would have ever happened. The bottom line is whatever happened, he didn’t deserve to die.”

While KHOU reports Crochet says his nephew isn’t gay, the only soundbites that aired have Crochet saying his nephew wouldn’t have made sexual advances. There’s a difference.

Meanwhile, very curiously a fake Wilkerson Facebook profile went live after his death and while Moralez was in custody, hinting there’s another party interested in either protecting Moralez or tarnishing Wilkerson’s name: The profile lists him as gay, interested in Justin Bieber and hating “Negroes.”

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  • meego

    And facebook accepts profiles like this? And it seems to me that there’s more to this story than we are being told.

  • Cam

    But whether or not the kid made a sexual advance is also irrelevent. If somebody making a sexual advance was an excuse for killing there would be tens of millions of people murdered every single weekend in the U.S.

  • McMike

    Wow. So you’re telling me the news can’t tell the difference of someone saying “he wasn’t gay” versus “he never would have made advances”? The uncle never said the kid wasn’t gay.

    btw, yeah, there’s a lot more to this story then what’s known since these two boys had known each other for five years and the “sexual advances” were just recently made?

    Sorry, but the Facebook page seems to indicate the gay-panic defense is just an excuse and, I’m betting, there were no advances made and this was just some sick freak getting pleasure out of killing someone.

  • Mack Robertson

    OUTRAGEOUS! I don’t care in what way any kid or person might be different or thought to be different, there is absolutely no excuse for murder. My deepest, deepest sympathies go out to the Wilkerson family.

  • Red Meat

    LOL RANDOM Justin Bieber fan – It’s like see I’m gay.

  • B

    No. 1 · meego wrote, “And facebook accepts profiles like this? And it seems to me that there’s more to this story than we are being told.”

    The story is very simple. Facebook has about 1400 employees according to and about 500 million users. If the whole staff did nothing but review profiles, each member of the staff would have to review about 357,000 profiles to cover the current users. If each reviewed 1000 profiles a day, checking them all would take about a year.

  • Kev C

    It sounds to me that Moralez and an unknown friend are just slamming the victim as being gay. Maybe it was Moralez who made the pass at Joshua. Or maybe it isn’t gay related at all.

  • alan brickman

    It’s probably the other way around….sounds like Moralez is a closet case….

  • Pip

    They seem concerned with the kid being perceived as gay than the fact that he was beaten to death. I don’t know if I dislike the family or the murderer more.

  • Michael Ejercito

    I do not know if it had alreasdy occurred to any of you, but Moralez could be a lying sack of shit.

  • Michael Ejercito

    I do not know if it had already occurred to any of you, but Moralez could be a lying sack of shit.

  • Austin TX

    I’m sure GOProud will come out in defense of Hermilio Moralez, just as they did with Willow Palin’s homophobic rant.

  • Evan

    I don’t know if the facts will ever come out, but I’d lay pretty decent odds the sexual advances went the other direction. Just a gut feeling, though, based on the longstanding “friendship” and the fake Facebook page.

  • Minako Aino

    @meego: @Evan:

    Who Cares? you stupid idiot!
    the Dickhead killed him and set him on fire! Who cares if he was GAY or not! That son of a bitch killed his friend, and he should NEVER be released from jail EVER! but most likley he will.. anyway hopefully this world ends soon so that all us horrible people can be desitigrated. and the nice ones will live on forever for eternity <3

  • Michael

    It’s easy enough to figure out what computer the Facebook profile came from. Where’s the scoop on that?

  • Greg Garavani

    See, it’s always the Picante Pants and Bean Breaths that cause ALL the trouble.

  • adman

    Since the human phenomenon of being gay is to straight people just a story for them to talk about and to make of it whatever they can, as long as the outcome of their “opinions” equal universal indifference towards us, it’ll all shake out. It won’t make any sense to any of us who actually are gay, and it won’t be anything close to the truth, but that won’t matter to them. That’s by design, it’s what they do. Or as heteros see things “It’s who we are, ya know, like, we’re sacred”.


    This little scumbags story is nothing but a bunch of bullshit. The whole “panic” defense kinda sorta loses its credibility considering Joshua’s hands and feet were bound with rope…….This was a premediated killing plain and simple.

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