Justice

Prisoner Facing Hate Crime Charges For Killing This Cincinnati Man

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“A man already behind bars [28-year-old Jerry Jones] is now facing charges for allegedly killing a gay man in a hate crime six years ago. Gregory Beauchamp [pictured] was shot and killed in Over-the-Rhine on New Year’s Eve 2002 at the intersection of Vine Street and West Liberty [in Cincinnati]. According to witnesses, a man yelled anti-gay slurs at three men wearing women’s clothing, then opened fire. Beauchamp was 21-years-old when he was killed. Until now, the identity of the shooter has remained a mystery.” ALSO: “Beauchamp’s murder led city council to expand the hate crime law to include sexual orientation.” [WPCO]