More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
UPDATE: Man Indicted for Murder in the Killing of Baltimore Teen Jason Mattison
Dante Parrish―the ex-convict who previously served time for murder and confessed to viciously murdering Jason Mattison―has been indicted and held without bail. Mattison, a 15-year-old openly gay black Baltimore student, was found dead in his aunt’s home last month.
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy has announced that the Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted 35 year old Dante Parrish of the 2400 block of E. Preston Street for first-degree murder, deadly weapon and first-degree sexual offense. The indictment was filed December 3, 2009.
Court documents allege that on November 10, 2008 Dante Parrish was responsible for a stabbing in the 2400 block of Llewelyn Avenue. 15 year old Jason Madison, Jr was discovered by a family member inside a second floor bedroom closet. Madison had suffered multiple stab wounds to the head and throat.
An investigation revealed Parrish and Madison were allegedly in the second floor bedroom when Parrish sexually assaulted Madison and then killed him. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
GLAAD will continue to monitor this story and provide updates.