Friday, July 3, 2009

Stephen Moller served one year for murder of gay man

Sean Kennedy's killer released from prison
Stephen Andrew Moller, who was convicted in June 2008 for the death of Sean Kennedy, was released from prison early after serving one year, according to a press release from the Human Rights Campaign.

Witnesses testified at Moller's trial that he used anti-gay slurs when beating Kennedy outside a Greenville, S.C., bar in May 2007.

“This adds insult to injury. To release a man just one-year after his sentencing in this heinous crime and to inform the victim’s mother through an automated recording is despicable,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “Sean Kennedy was violently attacked for no other reason than his sexual orientation. This is a text book case of why we need to pass federal legislation that would bring stiffer penalties and provide local authorities with the full resources of the U.S. Justice Department to address vicious hate crimes.”

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