Saturday, August 2, 2008
Billy Jack Gaither
In February, 1999 Billy Jack Gaither was murdered. He was picked up at a bar by two young men. They stated that he began talking "queer stuff". They did not know him before the evening they killed him. They took Billy Jack into the woods, beat him with an axe handle, slit is throat, threw his body on top of a stack of tires, and set him on fire. The men who admitted to the murder were Steven Mullins and Charles Butler. The two were found guilty and received life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Click the link to be taken to PBS' website dedicated to this story. On the site, you will find a written description of the events leading up to and surrounding the murder of Billy Jack Gaither. In addition, you can listen to and view clips of interviews pertaining to this hate crime.