White Supremacist Gets Four Life Terms for Gay Man’s Murder


Darrell Lynn Madden, who killed gay man Steven Domer as an initiation into the United Aryan Brotherhood for Madden’s friend Bradley Qualls, was sentenced to four life terms in prison yesterday. Qualls was also killed by Madden 10 days after Domer’s murder as the result of a disagreement about it, according to authorities.

Madden2The Oklahoman reports: “Madden, 38, pleaded guilty Thursday in the slaying of Steven Domer in a plea deal that means the self-proclaimed white supremacist will likely die in prison. Madden was sentenced to consecutive life terms for kidnapping and killing Domer. He also earned two more life terms for assaulting and spitting on guards at the Oklahoma County jail. In all, Madden must serve five life terms, including the one imposed in June after he pleaded guilty to killing the man who helped him kidnap Domer on Oct. 26, 2007. District Attorney David Prater said he told defense attorneys Madden owed the family an apology. Madden agreed, he said.”

Domer’s brother Mort offered Madden forgiveness for his brother’s killing when Madden made his apology. Said Domer: “[The evil in his eyes wasn’t there today. It looked like a little boy’s eyes. It was sad.”

White Supremacist Charged with Gay Man’s Murder in Oklahoma [tr]


  1. Ty says

    This article proves that people don’t naturally want to harm us, but society has programmed them to find our love less valid than theirs.
    The churches have contributed to the hate and division, and should all be investigated for abuse of tax exempt status!

  2. Sein says

    Though he deserves everything he gets, it still saddens me to see another life destroyed.

    I’m glad he is showing remorse, and as TY said, it’s a culture full of hate and fear that is shaping these sad individuals..

  3. says

    Although I find it admirable to forgive murderers, I also know the best place for them is locked away and unable to harm the rest of us. Unlike the other posters, I will not blame society. I have known too many people who adamently hate gay people but would never condone harming them, and would never stand for anyone else doing it. I’m convinced that Madden’s remorse, like that of others who would harm another, only comes with the realization he has done something so heinous that he will lose his freedom. I also don’t believe justice should be used as vengeance, since most murderers suffer from a form of mental or emotional illness that we know very little about. Until we discover the cause and how to address the illness, we need to protect ALL society. Simply put, hatred comes from fear and enculturation. The ability or propensity to deliberately commit murder is quite a different thing.

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