American Justice

Season 10 Episode 7

The Matthew Shepard Story

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM May 23, 2001 on A&E
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The Matthew Shepard Story
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The story of the sadistic torture and murder of Matthew Shepard, a homosexual college student, in Wyoming in October 1998. Two small-time criminals kidnapped Shepard, beat him ferociously, lashed him to a fence in frigid temperatures, and left him there for 18 hours before he was discovered. The case sparked a national debate about the need for hate-crime legislation.moreless

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