Hate Crimes: Killed for Being LGBT

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St. Andrew, Jamaica

The bodies of Candice Williams, 20, and Phoebe Myrie, 22, were found decomposing in a septic pit in St. Andrew, Jamaica, on June 28, 2006. Following the death, police were looking for the father of Candice’s 1-year-old. Reports indicated that Candice became involved in a relationship with Phoebe after leaving her common-law husband. Authorities believed he was the suspect in the killings. (Photo: CC BY-SA 2.0 via Geoff Barber/Wikimedia Commons)

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