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SGC Theatre Company to Perform The Laramie Project
In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old gay student
registered at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a cattle fence, beaten,
robbed, and left to die on a cold night in October. Eighteen hours later, a
biker accidentally discovered Shepard and had trouble believing that the
figure he saw on the fence was human. Authorities arrived, and Shepard was
taken to a local hospital. However, Shepard was beyond recovery. He never
regained consciousness and died several days later due to his head injuries.
Two local young men were charged with the crime.
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