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Matthew Shepard to Be Interred 20 Years After Brutal Murder

10/11/2018 | BBC

Matthew Shepard was savagely killed in Wyoming in 1998 at the age of 21 and went on to become a symbol of anti-gay violence in the US. After being robbed by two men, he was repeatedly beaten and tied to a fence in near freezing conditions. A cyclist found him after 18 hours. Six days later he died. His parents cremated the body and kept the ashes, worried that a final resting place would be vandalized. But now he will finally be laid to rest. The remains will be interred inside the crypt of Washington National Cathedral on 26 October, his family says.

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