The sheriff says the suspect heard rumors that his classmate was gay, and severely beat him. Authorities allege the suspect brought a small explosive device intending to kill the student.It really isn't clear that the rumors are true. The injured kid's family denies it, but that's what families do. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt my friends.
In any event, real proof doesn't seem to be necessary to earn a death sentence in small town America. Just a rumor.
Family values. You've gotta love 'em. (Oh, and the neighbors are shocked.)
This story reminds me of Ich Bin Ein Auslander
Welcome to a state where the politics of hate
Shout loud in the crowd "Watch them beat us all down"
There's a rising tide in the rivers of blood
But if the answer isn't violence, neither is your silence