Consul Killing as "Homophobic Attack"
Across the pond, the Daily Mail appears to be the first news outlet to label the killing of a UK honorary consul as gay-related:
So far, I can't find any Jamaican news clippings reporting on the gay angle in this tragic death. Sad as this unfolding murder case and investigation are, the death could eventually shine a light on the horrific homo-hatred of Jamaica, which forces the local LGBT population to fear for its safety.
A British diplomat has been murdered at his home in Jamaica in a suspected homophobic attack.
John Terry, 65, was found lying on his bed with a cord round his neck and severe head injuries.
Jamaican police are investigating whether the honorary consul for the British High Commission was in a homosexual relationship.
Officers said there was no sign of a break-in at the four-bedroom house in rural Mount Carey, near Montego Bay, and do not think robbery was a motive. [...]
He was found on Wednesday morning by his cleaner, with a handwritten note on his body describing him as a 'batty man', local slang for a homosexual.
A detective said: 'We have reports that he has been seen with another man. It is likely he could have known his killer.' [...]