Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Two Jamaicans Charged in Killing of Gay Man

The Jamaica Star today reports on developments in the case of man who may have been murdered because he was gay:

Two men charged with the murder of a man whose decomposing body was recently found in Havendale, St.Andrew, are accused of killing the man because it was believed that he was gay, the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court heard.

Charged with murder are Dwayne Gordon, 23, and Andy Williams.

The allegations are that Gordon was being interviewed by the police as a possible witness to the crime. His statement however turned into a confession. He reportedly told the police that on February 23, he and Williams stabbed Dane Harris several times.

It is alleged that Harris made sexual advances towards Gordon, who told Williams about it. The two reportedly devised a plan where Gordon would agree to meet with Harris, so they both could ‘beat’ him. ...

The body of the deceased was found on February 26. Gordon told the court that Williams was just a contractor he had met through a relative.

The gay-led Jamaican boycott will launch on Saturday, March28, at 12 noon, at Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro and Market Streets, in San Francisco. Economic pressure must be brought to bear on Jamaica's leaders and businesses.

Boycott. Jamaican. Products.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I agree. Boycott Jamaica and tell TV stations that play their tourism ads to pull them from the air. I just saw one on television last night here in Phoenix.