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U.K. Man Sentenced for Setting Fire to & Killing Gay Teen

There are 27 comments on the EDGE story from Mar 25, 2013, titled U.K. Man Sentenced for Setting Fire to & Killing Gay Teen. In it, EDGE reports that:

A British man has been sent to jail for killing a gay teenager on the teen's birthday by setting him on fire, the British newspaper the Mirror reports.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Mar 25, 2013
What a horror!
Bridgetti

Wanaque, NJ

#2 Mar 25, 2013
snyper wrote:
What a horror!
What a shame . What has this world come to? Do you really think just because you don't like something or someone you can do what you please ? What a sick co . If your not for gays then damn look the other direction because your not God. That boy had family now their son is gone because of a sick person. What a world that we live in where we all think we're God lol oh boy ...
Bill0415

Chestnut Hill, MA

#4 Mar 25, 2013
Not sure setting fire to another human being can be considered a "prank"!

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#5 Mar 25, 2013
Gregory wrote:
<quoted text>Blown way out of porportion, merely a prank gone bad, if the guy hadn't been gay probably wouldn't have happened anway.
And your response is exactly why it should be treated as a hate crime.
Myron

Almkerk, Netherlands

#6 Mar 25, 2013
Just another fake story to gain sympathy for queers. I don't buy it.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#8 Mar 25, 2013
Myron wrote:
Just another fake story to gain sympathy for queers. I don't buy it.
How Christian of you.
Bobby

Lithuania

#11 Mar 25, 2013
Just another case of a queer playing grab-ass with the wrong straight guy. When are queers going to learn we don't go for that crap.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#12 Mar 25, 2013
Gregory,bobbyseymor,Myron....a ll the Topix troll R1, getting his daily dose of attention. Now there is someone that needs to be "pranked" with a torch!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#13 Mar 25, 2013
I believe in the Death Penalty and always have. If I was teh judge, and that penalty was possible, I would have sentenced him to death. This was murder, pure and simple.

Since teh death penalty was not possible in this case, he should have been centenced to life in prison with no possibilty for parole. Thre and a half years is nothing for this murder.

This is not justice.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#14 Mar 25, 2013
From reading this, I have the feeling this is in a grey area. It is more than a "prank" to douse someone with something inflammable and set them on fire, and one would have to be pretty stupid not to realize that, though perhaps these blokes really were that stupid.

On the other hand, how did they wind up attending the victims birthday party? Did they crash it? It sounds to me like bullying where the bullies don't really grasp what they are doing or what the consequences might be. And I'll bet alcohol or drug use on the part of the perpetrators played a role.
SLIF

Hamilton, Canada

#15 Mar 25, 2013
You straight breeders and warmongers are always beating up and lynching each other.Just go join the army and go over seas.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#16 Mar 25, 2013
Seymour wrote:
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I agree, fake story.
Just like your hundreds of fake names you mean, liar?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#17 Mar 25, 2013
Bobby wrote:
Just another case of a queer playing grab-ass with the wrong straight guy. When are queers going to learn we don't go for that crap.
Just another case of a filthy disgusting liar making up a fake name and a fake homeland, liar. When are you liars going to learn that we don't go for even ONE of your lies?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#18 Mar 25, 2013
Gregory wrote:
<quoted text>Blown way out of porportion, merely a prank gone bad, if the guy hadn't been gay probably wouldn't have happened anway.
Why don't you come over here and we can play some party games. I'll pour a can of gas over you and someone can light a match and all of us will have a grand laugh over it as you scream and roll on the floor in agony, since you find that so amusing.

I'm sure with YOUR Cheetos filled ass, however, it would take at least 5 gallons of gas to cover your great bulk.
Cletus

Luton, UK

#19 Mar 25, 2013
Ya, fake story.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#20 Mar 25, 2013
Cletus wrote:
Ya, fake story.
Quick, liar, name ONE of the "cinq" ports in the Kent area. Since you are in the UK that should be easy as pie for you.

Liar.
Neemis

Netherlands

#22 Mar 25, 2013
Gregory wrote:
<quoted text>Very similar to the Matthew Shepard story, blown way out of proportion.
Well said.

“and how does this effect you?”

Since: Mar 11

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#23 Mar 25, 2013
Gregory wrote:
<quoted text>Blown way out of porportion, merely a prank gone bad, if the guy hadn't been gay probably wouldn't have happened anway.
I'm sad you have the same name as my son. He's totally opposite of you, though, and loves everyone.
You can't have it both ways. Either it was a prank that went bad or it happened because he was gay. If it happened because he was gay, that's not a prank, it's a hate crime.

Since: Mar 07

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#25 Mar 26, 2013
NoQ wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed.
Pranks don't usually result in torture, brutality, and death.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#27 Mar 26, 2013
Quest wrote:
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Pranks don't usually result in torture, brutality, and death.
Things described as, or resulting in, "torture", "brutality" and "death" are DEFINED AS "criminal offenses", while "pranks" are not.

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