"Today, Joseph Bearden, one of the two accused killers of Ryan Skipper, was found guilty of second-degree murder and robbery.
On March 15, 2007, Ryan Skipper was stabbed 19 times and left to die on a dirt road in Polk County, Florida. His death is a bloody reminder of the anti-gay hatred faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in our state.
Just days ago, a prosecution witness revealed that shortly after the killing, Joseph Bearden, the defendant, said, 'He felt he was doing the world a favor by getting rid of one more faggot.'"
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