TX Man Kills Neighbor due to “Gay Panic”

James Miller of Austin, Texas was found not guilty of manslaughter and murder by a jury after killing his neighbor, Daniel Spencer. After Miller used the “gay panic” defense, claiming Spencer hit on him, the jury found him guilty of criminally negligent homicide and punished him with 10 years of probation.

While some  states have outlawed the defense tactic and the American Bar Association has called on states to ban it, in Texas it is still legal to get away with murder by saying a gay man’s alleged advances is just cause for killing him.

 

A photo of Daniel

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