Wyoming Student Dies Bob Beck of Wyoming Public Radio reports prosecutors may file first-degree murder charges against two men arrested for the beating and robbery of a gay University of Wyoming student. Matthew Shepard died this morning - five days after he was beaten and tied to a fence in near-freezing temperatures outside Laramie, Wyoming. The crime has drawn national attention and galvanized efforts in Wyoming to pass a hate crimes law.

Wyoming Student Dies

Wyoming Student Dies

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Bob Beck of Wyoming Public Radio reports prosecutors may file first-degree murder charges against two men arrested for the beating and robbery of a gay University of Wyoming student. Matthew Shepard died this morning - five days after he was beaten and tied to a fence in near-freezing temperatures outside Laramie, Wyoming. The crime has drawn national attention and galvanized efforts in Wyoming to pass a hate crimes law.