The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63998 Message #1967627
Posted By: GUEST,Janice now in western NY State
14-Feb-07 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Matthew Shepard (1976-1998)
Subject: RE: BS: Matthew Shepard
I believe the culprits were convicted of Murder One and faced the death penalty, but their lawyers had the either the wisdom or the audacity to contact the victim's parents and get them to say their son opposed the death penalty. Based upon that, the jury came back with a recommendation of life without parole.