McKinney's lawyer stated that the two men wanted to rob Shepard but never intended to kill him. Retrieved January 14, Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Police are investigating allegations of a hate crime at a UND fraternity after a non-student says he was stripped of his clothes, assaulted and pelted with anti-gay slurs early Sunday outside the fraternity house. Many commentators have criticized Jimenez's views on the attack as being sensational and misleading; those views were shared by gay advocacy organizations and cultural critics. McKinney's trial took place in October and November
After attacking Shepard and leaving him tied to the fence in near-freezing temperatures, McKinney and Henderson returned to town.
UPDATE: Man alleges UND fraternity members stripped, assaulted him because he is gay
The Meaning of Matthew follows the Shepard family in the days immediately after the crime to see their incapacitated son, kept alive by life support machines; how the Shepards learned of the huge public response, the candlelit vigils and memorial services for their child; and their struggles to navigate the legal system. Retrieved September 26, Retrieved October 28, On October 22,the Senate passed the act by a vote of 68— The bill passed the House of Representatives on May 3, The Bay Area Reporter.