Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: beating in Wyoming
beating in Wyoming
Sat, 23 Jan 1999 16:30:24 -0500
Here is what I've found on the murders in Wyoming, use these web
addresses to check the facts. Thanks to Mike Montalvo from
rec.scouting.issues for the information. National would be able to
confirm or deny for certain, but they have so far chosen not to speak.
Washington Post 10/22
Six years ago, Russell Henderson completed requirements for the rank
of Eagle Scout with a community service project sprucing up a local
cemetery, and had his picture taken with the governor. Today, at age
21, he is in the Albany County Jail, accused of helping murder
University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard.
Those who know him wonder how and why Henderson made the journey from
an apparently well-rounded teenager -- honor roll student in junior
high, member of Future Farmers of America, solicitous and kind to the
grandparents who raised him -- to co-defendant in a vicious
anti-homosexual murder that has aroused the nation.
(Click above Link for full story)
Henderson was the follower, friends said, an Eagle Scout who talked
about becoming a millionaire but lived in a rusting mobile home with
his 20-year-old girlfriend.
Still, he (Henderson) earned 21 merit badges to make Eagle Scout.