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Sean Kennedy’s Murderer is Free

Timothy Kincaid

July 6th, 2009

Sean Kennedy / Stephen MollerRemember Sean Kennedy?

On May 16, 2007, Steven Moller shouted anti-gay epithets at Sean Kennedy and then attacked him. Moller then called a friend of Kennedy and left this message:

Hey. (laughter) Whoa stop. (laughter) Hey, I was just wondering how your boyfriend’s feeling right about now. (laughter) (??) knocked the f— out. (laughter). The f—— faggot. He ought to never stick his mother-f—— nose (??) Where are you going? Just a minute. (laughter). Yea boy, your boy is knocked out, man. The mother——-. Tell him he owes me $500.00 for breaking my god—- hand on his teeth that f—— bitch”

Kennedy died. And in June 2008 South Carolina’s judicial system decided that five years, reduced to three, minus seven months for time served was adequate punishment.

Now, after a reduced sentence for getting his GED, Mohler is free. His life goes on. His debt is paid. And I’m sure his hand healed nicely.

As for Sean Kennedy? Yeah, Sean is still dead.

I’m sure there’s a parable to this story, but right now I’m too nauseous to think of it.

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Scott P.
July 6th, 2009 | LINK

This is sickening.

Mr. Wood care to justify this?

AJD
July 6th, 2009 | LINK

I’d love to shove this into the face of every moron who tells me “We don’t need hate crime laws to punish what’s already illegal!”

Chad
July 6th, 2009 | LINK

I’d love to see a torch-wielding mob descend upon the offices of the killer’s defense attorney. Now I know he was doing his job and has a professional commitment not to ever bad-mouth his client no matter the outcome of the trial, and I’m even willing to let his comments that even the slap on the wrist was too draconian pass, but…claiming the killer had no idea his view was gay, DESPITE the plain and irrefutable facts of the case? Give us a damn break.

UMJeremy
July 6th, 2009 | LINK

Yeah, I feel sick. And no, there’s no parable here: just tragedy.

Alex
July 6th, 2009 | LINK

Let’s see how many conservative Christians protest this abortion of justice…because they claim to care so much about gay people.

SharonB
July 7th, 2009 | LINK

So exactly ~how long~ did [that anti-social cretin] Moller serve for killing a human being?

Louie
July 7th, 2009 | LINK

I suppose that in South Carolina, a person would get more jail time for killing a dog than a gay person.

Let’s see, add South Carolina as a State that we shall never visit. Check!

Jason D
July 7th, 2009 | LINK

Sharon, sounds like 2 years 5 months.

Al Raymond
April 12th, 2012 | LINK

Aren’t we all taught from earliest childhood that it’s not “nice” to hurt other people? That swine can’t blame alcohol for his crime.
Aren’t we all bound by an implied “social contract” that says I’ll respect your right to live if you’ll respect mine?
For all the controversy over the death penalty—that it’s either selectively enforced against racial minorities, or can be a miscarriage of justice when the wrong person is executed—some people really do deserve to be put to death.
One might show leniency in some crimes of passion or revenge, but anyone who kills for “fun” is a worthless piece of filth who has forfeited the right to live.

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