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Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate Was Beaten, Set On Fire And Dumped Near A River

The family of Marco McMillian, a 33 year-old openly gay candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi released a statement yesterday saying that he was beaten and set on fire before his lifeless body was dumped near a river. Last Thursday, police arrested a 22-year old man who, like McMillian, is African-American and charged him with the mayoral candidate’s murder. Although the motive for the murder remains unknown, the circumstances of the murder suggest a possible anti-gay hate crime. According to the family, “[w]e feel this was not a random act of violence based on the condition of the body when it was found.”

http%3A//thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/03/04/1671551/family-openly-gay-mayoral-candidate-was-beaten-set-on-fire-and-dumped-near-a-river/


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