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Watch: Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado Laid to Rest

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Footage from the funeral of gay 19-year-old Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado whose  decapitated, dismembered, and partially charred body was found by the side of a road in Puerto Rico two weeks ago. The police investigator suggested that he deserved what he got because of the "type of lifestyle" he was leading.

Certainly, a family who accepts us for who we are is something to be very thankful for. Unfortunately, Jorge wasn't given the chance to be able to enjoy that. Devastating.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Heartbreaking. I hope there is real justice for Jorge.

    Posted by: Joel | Nov 25, 2009 12:39:42 PM


  2. This is a very sad story. Though I'm wondering if you aren't slightly misinterpreting what the police investigator said. I don't think he said he deserved it, I thought he said that people who live that lifestyle have to expect these things to happen. That isn't quite the same as saying he deserved it. Maybe I'm wrong - just going on recollection from reading this story last week. I mean obviously even my interpretation is upsetting, but I don't think it is quite as horrid as saying he deserved it.

    Posted by: Caleb | Nov 25, 2009 6:18:26 PM


  3. Maybe. But you're comparing two different shades of absolutely inappropriate. Both are egregiously inappropriate of a public official.

    Posted by: Scott Anthony | Nov 26, 2009 2:26:33 AM


  4. I thank you, Andy! Your coverage of this is spectacular! I only wish it didn't hurt so much to read it.

    Posted by: Eric | Nov 28, 2009 12:24:00 AM


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