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Strange Fruit
1:13 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Strange Fruit: Stephen Jimenez, Author of the Controversial 'Book of Matt'

Stephen Jimenez and Jaison Gardner at Carmichael's Bookstore

Stephen Jimenez went to Laramie, Wyo., in 2000, to write a screenplay about the murder of Matthew Shepard. He expected to be researching fairly open-and-shut case which had almost immediately become the national symbol for anti-gay hate crime.

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Strange Fruit
1:09 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

'Book of Matt' Author Stephen Jimenez Speaks Tonight at Carmichael's

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Author Stephen Jimenez will speak with Jaison Gardner, co-host of WFPL's Strange Fruit, tonight at Carmichael's bookstore. 

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Local News
3:16 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

No Hate Crimes Verdict in E. Kentucky Assault Case

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky says he’s pleased with the outcome of a trial that involved two defendants who attacked a gay man, although the convictions do not include a federal hate crime.

37-year-old David Jenkins and his 20-year-old cousin Anthony Jenkins were found guilty Wednesday of kidnapping Kevin Pennington. Prosecutors alleged that the assault happened because of Pennington’s sexual orientation, but the jury acquitted the Jenkins men of those charges.

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