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 Matthew Shepard

Born: December 1st, 1976

Died: October 12th, 1998

Famous For:  Murder Victim Targeted for His Sexual Preference, Impetus Behind Hate Crime Legislation

Cause of Death:  Tortured and eventually died from severe head trauma inflicted by two men in Laramie, Wyoming

Burial Place:  Cremated; ashes given to family or friend

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