Gay Panic Defense: Judy Shepard, The Advocate Talk McInerney Trial
The Advocate's Neal Broverman appeared on Headline News last night, alongside Judy Shepard (Mother of Matthew Shepard), and attorney Lisa Bloom, to discuss the Brandon McInerney trial.
McInerney's lawyers are using a "gay panic" defense to win a lesser charge of manslaughter instead of first-degree murder combined with a hate crime. Watch the video below, and check out Neal's coverage from the courtroom as closing arguments were made:
More on the trial from the Advocate:
McInerney Defense: King Harassed, Targeted McInerney
Prosecution Tears Apart McInerney’s “Gay Panic” Defense