Panic, Politics…

Could there be some homophobic nepotism going down in Louisiana? Twenty-year old Louis Church has admitted to killing 56-year old gay teacher Weston “Tony” Verrette, who had taken the homeless man in and hoped to help him get on his feet. Church, however, had other ideas and stabbed Verrette to death. He later told police he panicked after Verrette made sexual advances. But, despite the gay aspect of the case, Church won’t be facing hate crime charges, but second degree murder. His stepfather’s a retired cop. [NOLA]