Law & Order

Season 10 Episode 13

Panic

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 16, 2000 on NBC

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    • Jack McCoy: The bigots who killed the gay man in Wyoming?
      In 1998, Matthew Shepard was robbed, beaten, and tied to a fence by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, who left the 21-year-old there to die. The two men claimed that Shepard had made sexual advances toward them (known as the gay panic defense), and they killed him in a panic. Both men were eventually sentenced to two consecutive life sentences apiece without the possibility of parole. Sam Waterston (Jack McCoy) also played Mathew Shepard's father in a movie based on the events.