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More Accounts Emerge in Gay Mississippi Mayoral Candidate's Murder: VIDEO


The FBI is investigating the murder of gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian. In the meantime, the local news is not clearing up any of the murkiness of the story:

In Clarskdale, everyone's taking a side. Reed's roommate, Kamillia Evans, told just days after the murder, "If he did do it he was defending himself." 

Lamar Kearney is a Clarksdale resident who doesn't believe the claim, "That don't sound like self defense to me."

However, the sisters say Reed told them everything. Just after midnight on February 26, their youngest sister received a panicked call from Reed. One sister says, "He called at 12:11am and he told her that the dude (McMillian) was trying to rape him. He was exposing himself to him, playing with himself, telling him to do things and then he'll take him home." 

He told the girl he was on a back road and couldn't get away. A few minutes later a bruised, bloody and broken Reed showed up at their back porch. "He just looked like he had been through war..." one sister describes, "He was standing in the back, back here, telling God to forgive him. He didn't mean to do it, and he was saying that he just wanted to die."


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  1. If you took the pictures and were asked which of the men were named "Brutus," which wold you select?

    Posted by: candideinnc | Mar 9, 2013 8:21:49 AM

  2. From the first moment I heard of the story and saw the pic if the perp I said that they had just had sex and then Reed freaked. As more and more of the story surfaces it looks more and more like my version.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Mar 9, 2013 8:56:01 AM

  3. Normally I'd be concerned that this guy might go free on the Gay Panic defense, but he's black so that is definitely not happening.

    Posted by: Jerry | Mar 9, 2013 9:42:23 AM

  4. The standard defense here is to cry rape. Only problem with this guy's story is that the victim was found burned, dragged and beaten. Will his defense be that he was so outraged, so crazy with fear and distaste at what he had just done (the sex) that he spent the next couple of hours beating the guy to death then tying him to the SUV and dragging him at full speed down the lonely roads until finally he pulled over, unchained the guy and set him afire?

    Next he'll have to explain why he took the man's wallet, money, credit/debit cards, and SUV. Believe it or not, self defense from gay rape will play bigger in Mississippi - so much so that the killer may get nothing more than a slap on the hand and the residents happy the victim is dead because they missed a bullet of having a black gay rapist as a Mayor. That's how it will be played.

    Posted by: Mike | Mar 9, 2013 9:49:40 AM


    Brutus? C'mon. He's not evil looking. Plus that appears to be a mugshot. Mugshots are not flattering, in fact police often deliberately make them unflattering.

    This is just a comment on Reed's looks, nothing more. I don't know what really happened.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 9, 2013 9:50:48 AM

  6. Gay panic again. Fortunately for him, that will work well in homophobic, racist Mississippi.

    Posted by: beef and fur | Mar 9, 2013 10:24:22 AM

  7. How about just saying no thank you and going home? He wasn't being raped any more than a woman who gets propositioned on the street is being raped. Calling it rape is an insult to those who actually have experienced it.

    He hooked up with the guy and then had a religious freak out and murdered him. Self defense? Not so much.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Mar 9, 2013 11:34:20 AM

  8. Let's see. They met at a bar, by all accounts "became close." Some are saying they were lovers. Then he leaves his phone on so that someone can hear part of an alleged tryst, calls friends in the midst of someone coming on to him and shows up at the friends' home a few minutes later with a stolen car and all the man's money. These women sound like accessories after the fact.

    Posted by: Jeffrey | Mar 9, 2013 12:28:41 PM

  9. Check the phone records. Was such a call really made from the murderer to his sister? If so, what was the duration of the call? If he was so badly injured himself after coming home, why is there no hospital visitation record of his "bruised, bloody and beaten" body? We shall see what the truth of the tale is in time, but I suspect there is still much more to this story than is being told, and the family is circling the wagons for a panic defense.

    Posted by: Keith | Mar 9, 2013 12:49:47 PM

  10. If you're being sexually attacked, and have broken free for long enough to make a phone call - you call the police, not your roommate.

    The perpetrator and his friends have had days now to get their stories coordinated. And given Mississippi's long history of bad police work and prejudicial jurys, there's no telling what will happen in court.

    Posted by: E. Manhattan | Mar 9, 2013 12:55:51 PM

  11. This was very clearly a hookup that went wrong. I don't consider this a hate crime but definitely believe it's a self hate crime. When people can stop being afraid of who they are the wouldn't freak out after realzing they just enjoyed a gay experience.

    Posted by: JP | Mar 9, 2013 2:03:19 PM

  12. Lots of people on this site and elsewhere are making comments that show they just want this story to conform to their prejudices about Mississippi. Remember that the victim, the accused, the police chief and the majority of the citizens in Clarksdale are African-American. The jury is likely to be mainly African-American as well. So don't jump so quickly to the "racist Mississippi" tropes, and note that the homophobia that may be exposed is going to be largely that of black folk.

    Posted by: Will | Mar 10, 2013 1:52:33 PM

  13. It's 2013 and views on homosexuality are relaxing everywhere but Miss. Remember they just outlawed slavery. BTW, Republicans want the US to be just like Miss. uneducated and ruled by whites.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Mar 11, 2013 9:18:20 AM

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