Matthew Shepard, Gay Student Killed in Hate Crime, to Be Interred at National Cathedral

NBC4 Washington | 6/8/2018 | Staff
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It's been 20 years since Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old openly gay college student, was abducted and killed in Wyoming.

On Oct. 26, he will finally be laid to rest.

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Shepard's ashes will be interred at the Washington National Cathedral after a service to celebrate and remember his life.

Shepard's parents picked the Cathedral as his final resting place because he loved the Episcopal Church and felt welcomed at one he attended in Wyoming.

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"For the past 20 years, we have shared Matt’s story with the world. It’s reassuring to know he now will rest in a sacred spot where folks can come to reflect on creating a safer, kinder world," said Judy Shepard, Shepard's mother, in a statement.

On Oct. 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to...
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