Jessica Dutro, Mother Who Allegedly Thought Young Son Was Gay Before Murdering Him, ConvictedAn Oregon woman has been convicted of fatally beating her young son in a homeless shelter just days before his 4th birthday.
The Oregonian reports that Jessica Dutro, 25, has been found guilty of murder, murder by abuse and second-degree assault in the death of her son, Zachary Dutro-Boggess. The verdict was unanimous.
Prosecutors say Zachary died on Aug. 16, 2012 of blunt-force trauma to his abdomen and a delay in medical treatment, according to reports.
Court documents cited by KATU and other media outlets described a series of Facebook messages between Dutro and her boyfriend, Brian Canady, in which she said she believed Zachary was gay. Using an anti-gay slur, she suggested Canady, 24, "work on" her son: “He walks and talks like it. Ugh.”
Are you kidding me? We beat 4yo to death because he walked and talked like a gay? Sadly there are still way too many people with twisted and hateful views about gays but to kill a 4 year old because he walked and talked like a gay is just insane and I hope she gets locked up for life for her crimes.
Hate crimes should be punished way harder than regular crimes especially if it is against children like this child. Who on earth thinks a 4 year old "walks and talks like a gay". The anti-gay community should feel guilty for how they demonize gays. They fuel the fire against gays by spreading their vitriolic hate against anything that even whiffs of gay/homosexual.