April 10, 2002

Police classified the killing of a gay man, Hector Arturo Diaz, 28, as a hate crime. Diaz was fatally shot in the back, apparently by an acquaintance. His body, clad in female clothing, was left in a parking lot.

Justen Grant Hall, 20, was arrested and charged with the murder. According to news reports, police had asked for the help of the gay community to solve the case because Diaz was a transvestite.

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SOURCE: www.hrc.org/documents/A_Chronology_of_Hate_Crimes.pdf