'Gay Panic' Defense Invoked to Justify Murder Again
April 10, 2008Human Rights
Here we go again, this time in Michigan. From the Grand Rapids Press:
Scarborough admits in taped police interview that he hit Victor Manious with a bat, stuffed him in a car trunk after sexual advances.
More taped police interviews with accused murderer Steve Scarborough were played today for the jury charged with deciding whether the 21-year-old is responsible for the murder of Victor Manious in July.
In the interview between Grand Rapids Detective Kristen Rogers and Scarborough done from a Texas county lock-up, the accused claims that he was sitting in the Kalamazoo Avenue SE apartment of his friend Justin Robinson when Manious entered the apartment.
He said Manious set his keys on a kitchen counter, crossed over to the living room where Scarborough sat on a couch and asked if Robinson was home while at the same time the 62-year-old removed his clothes. Scarborough was interviewed for several hours, which were taped after he fled to the Houston area on Aug. 3 with a plane ticket he allegedly bought using Manious' credit card.