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Canadian man left paralyzed from the waist down in alleged anti-gay attack

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Update, 10/13/13:

Police have arrested 19-year-old Shane Edward Matheson in the stabbing of Scott Jones. Police confirmed Matheson will be charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.


NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — A Canadian man attacked outside a lounge in Nova Scotia early Saturday morning has been left paralyzed from the waist down in what friends and family are calling an anti-gay hate crime.

Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Police said 27-year-old Scott Jones was airlifted to a Halifax hospital with critical injuries after being stabbed twice in the back and across his throat in a vicious attack in New Glasgow, N.S., reported the CBC.

The attacker severed Jones’ spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, according to a family member.

The stabbing took place as Jones and a companion walked home from a local lounge and eatery, where they had been with a group celebrating the opening of a local art gallery. The rest of the group was some distance away.

Amy Punke, who was among the group of friends with Jones when he was attacked, said Jones walking with a friend when two men, who had previously been seen at the bar, came running across the street.

“One of the men distracted Scott’s friend and the other man stabbed Scott twice in the back and tried to slit his throat,” she said.

Punke said Jones is very well known in New Glasgow, and believes he was targeted because he is openly gay.

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“He’s a musician and he’s very open about his sexuality in that he encourages conversation,” she said. “In fact, just two days ago we were talking about him going to high schools and junior high and talking to teens that are afraid of coming out. Just the nature of the evening and the people that we were with and the fact that he was targeted out of all of us.”

Jones was awake and speaking by Saturday afternoon and his wounds are no longer considered life-threatening.

Family members said the attacker whispered something in Jones’ ear as he stabbed him, but that he couldn’t remember what it was.

Police say they have descriptions of the attackers.

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  1. Horrible

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:03am
  2. Oh Hell No!!
    Someone is going to prison!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:04am
  3. Very sad

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:04am
  4. That’s just so wrong.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:05am
  5. So wrong and so unfair. :/

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:21am
  6. I agree. The bastards who did this should be locked up for a long time.

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:55am
  7. So disturbing.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:05am
  8. Well they probably won’t go to prison for that long since he didn’t die. Time to sue.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:05am
  9. Ah you are not like me so I must hate you and damage you, so so wrong, jail these idiots.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:08am
  10. Madness. It needs to styop

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:08am
  11. How many times does something like this need to happen before they re-think their position on guns?

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:09am
  12. Whether it was anti gay or not, it’s terrifying that people have aggression like that.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:09am
  13. Oh god!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:10am
  14. so wrong….

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:12am
  15. WTH is wrong people these days? That like beating for havin blue eyes…

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:13am
  16. Fan of the Blue Eyes Project, by any chance?

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:40am
  17. What the F–ken hell is wrong with our fellow humans. OMG, when will this ignorant hate stop? Shame on the creep who committed this horrible crime, hope that he/she/they rot in hell.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:15am
  18. So sad. I can’t believe things like this are still happening in the 21st century.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:15am
  19. so sad, those people who did it should donate their organs to the science instead of doing terrible things. so sad

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:18am
  20. Btw I hit the ‘like’ on this article, we seriously need a ‘dislike’, or ‘this is shit’ type thing.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:22am
  21. Agreed. I hit "like" in solidarity but yet I'm left feeling dirty because I don't like this.

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:15am
  22. absolutely awful…
    i wouldnt wish that upon my worst enemies

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:22am
  23. So sad please get well soon I will pray for you

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:25am
  24. So sad

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:27am
  25. What a total shame. You injury someone because of their sexual orientation? The law needs to be stricter on hate crime attacks.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:30am
  26. knowing my country’s justice..the people responsible will only get a slap on the wrist!! im ashamed at my country’s justice!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:30am
  27. btw im canadian!

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:32am
  28. so sad! what a gorgeous guy too….a positive roll model for anyone…paralyzed or not anyone should be proud to be his partner….I know I would! Unfortunately I know what it’s like to be a victim of a vicious hate crime. Sending love and positive energy to he and his family! <3

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:31am
  29. This is just sad. Hope the attackers have money and he sues them all the way to the poor house.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:34am
  30. This crap really needs to stop.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:35am
  31. Hmm im not gay just showing support for EVERYONE that is Felix Jongleur what is the blue eye project would love to learn more

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:44am
  32. hes soooo cuuute ! (:

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:45am
  33. God will take care of them. Enough is enough.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:49am
  34. hes cute and that so mean to do to him.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:55am
  35. I hope those who did this GET what is coming to them, and I hope they serve Jail for a number of years in a Canadian Prission/ Jail “Bastards” or I hope they get worse for doing this to somone in our LGBTQ communitys

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:59am
  36. Time to start shooting back!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:01am
  37. OMG!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:02am
  38. stop the hate

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:04am
  39. “sigh” :(

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:08am
  40. vary sad :( I just don’t understand this world

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:13am
  41. I’m so sorry for him may GOD BLESS you honey. What is really wrong with our fellow humans? You can’t help how you are gay or not that is so messed up. May GOD BLESS you and I do wish you luck in all of this. My heart goes out to you. I’m gay to and I know we can’t help how we are. JESUS don’t hold it against us but they think they can. They will pay for this one way or another. I wish you the best of luck honey. I really hope they get paid

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:14am
  42. All over the world something is happening and we are not going to like it one bit.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:14am
  43. :( oh no…omg….

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:19am
  44. I don’t understand this kind of hate, it’s just.. beyond my scope of reality. How can anyone hate another person so much, just because of their way of life? If it’s not harming you or yours, why should you get all bent out of shape and want physically harm someone over it? :(

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:20am
  45. poor guy :(

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:22am
  46. Oh no

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:27am
  47. Aye hes hot. JS C:

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:29am
  48. this from,farwell,,pat,crouch,the pope,and the tea party,,this is on your soul

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:32am
  49. Gaybashers view gays as easy targets. “Hate crime laws” DON’T PREVENT assaults on gays, it merely deals with the aftermath when the victim is badly injured or dead. This will continue to happen until we fight back and the gaybashers themselves are dead or in the hospital.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:32am
  50. Very sad….hope he is better soon.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:32am
  51. Dude, seriously? Why do people have to hate love?

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:33am
  52. Violence & hate like this is always wrong & so tragic for the victims.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:36am
  53. For shame. The perpetrators must be caught and punished

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:36am
  54. sorry dude, keep strong

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:40am
  55. This is one time I would agree with my Heathen wife. Go full Cossack on gay bashers. Violence is the only thing cowardly thugs understand.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:43am
  56. Sue the fuck out of them.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:44am
  57. What is wrong with this world … they were probably “Christian” fundamentalists who despise his “lifestyle”

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:47am
  58. hope he finds justice

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:47am
  59. He’s so cute

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:49am
  60. omg

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:52am
  61. So sad… Ignorance of the simple minded should not go unpunished.
    Stay strong. Hope your life’s journeys still lead you to happiness and lots of love. You’re supported by many.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:53am
  62. aweeee

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:56am
  63. Such a beautiful man and such a senseless act. May these nasty people go to jail for a long time!!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:56am
  64. Yes. But an even better wish is that medical science can restore the victim to health.

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:18am
  65. :(

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:57am
  66. so sick.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:59am
  67. I feel strange “Liking” this post.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:01am
  68. This is what’s wrong with life!!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:12am
  69. They should both be put the fuck down, just like we would do with aggressive animals. Screw prison where they get food, shelter and medical care, they deserve none of those things.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:17am
  70. Karma is a bitch & ten fold!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:28am
  71. so sad, i hope they catch the guy,,,

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:29am
  72. What’s wrong with these people? The attackers are fuelled on repressed homosexual feelings.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:41am
  73. I hope they find who did this and punish them.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:46am
  74. :( hugs and love to the cutie

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:52am
  75. why?

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:59am
  76. The law should be verry stong against the fucking peoples who do that.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:00am
  77. Aww thats fucked up they need to Perish like seriously its 2013 and people are still hating smh

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:00am
  78. :O(

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:05am
  79. what a cowardly thing to do to someone.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:10am
  80. Totally unnecessary and uncalled for!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:12am
  81. that is not good sorry

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:22am
  82. Nooooooooooooo

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:24am
  83. i hope the pos losers who did this rot in jail..

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:30am
  84. Its like being gay is the new black. I feel sorry for people of color who happen to be gay as well. Even worse, if you were a black lesbian. These hate crimes are dispicable. People were hung from trees for the color of their skin and now people are bieng shanked on the streets for who they love. Some people are just discracefull excuses for human beings. There has been so many hate crimes this month, its just sad.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:33am
  85. alleged…how politically correct of them.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:35am
  86. Guy, carry a gun on you.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:42am
  87. GUYS, carry a gun on you.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:42am
  88. So brave…congratulations that you lived through this vicious hate crime, I will pray for you!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:47am
  89. He looks like Chris Hemsworth. I hope he recovers.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:54am
  90. And the one who did it should have his spinal cord severed.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:54am
  91. What a brave soul…. such heartless ppl out there :(

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:05am
  92. Messed up! They need a dislike button and other buttons. I commented instead of liking. So sad. So wrong

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:05am
  93. This really saddens me to know that we have people that can have so much hatred for someone’s sexual preference that they would do this.There is nothing I can say to give this man back what he lost other than my support and showing my gay pride without any regret or threat. God bless you and what you went through I only hope you still stay true to who you are. Much love to you man!! They should pay for what they done big time.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:14am
  94. :’(

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:31am
  95. Justice!!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:44am
  96. Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 5:13am
  97. OK, you know what I’m not seeing–and I’m real tired of not seeing it too–are the stories/issues where victims of hate crimes turn the tables on their attackers. The ONLY stories I see in the news reels are gays getting assaulted and not being able to withstand the attack or otherwise defend themselves, and the attacker or attackers getting off scott-free. The impression, obviously, is that gay men–”obviously” gay men–are easy victims. No one will shame or condemn someone for attacking a gay man because “they bring it on themselves for being open”. THAT IS BULLSHIT! News media has a responsibility to cover not only attacks on gay men, but also FAILED attacks, to let the world know that gay men–and let’s just put the issue where it lies the most–aren’t the easy victims everyone thinks. Law enforcement also bears the responsibility to bring assailants to justice as they would with any other crime. People keep fucking saying that gays want special treatment. You know what? Stop singling out gays–gay men–for attack, and you won’t have to treat them special.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 5:16am
  98. Healing thoughts and prayers from the states!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 5:33am
  99. This is unbelievably sad, tragic and horrible. I hope Mr. Jones will be able to heal, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually…

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 5:51am
  100. wtf is wrong with people

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:07am
  101. This is horrendous ….. but becomi

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:28am
  102. This attack is horrendous and my heart goes out to this young man and his friends !! Where does this hatred com from ??

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:30am
  103. Horrible news, but hope they start adding CCTV around that town or City.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:35am
  104. Why do all the fit gay dudes get attacked

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:40am
  105. hmmm perhaps asphyxiate the perpetrators with a rainbow flag?

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8:00am
  106. Sorry to hear that

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8:30am
  107. sad

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8:58am
  108. pray for u

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9:07am
  109. more horror and sin

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9:15am
  110. This was clearly an attempt at taking a life! Let’s hope the killers are found and take responsibility for their actions before they strike again!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9:20am
  111. damnnn!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9:33am
  112. HIT THEM WHERE IT HURTS THEM THE MOST IN THEIR POCKETS SUE FOR ALL THE MONEY THEY HAVE AND DON’T HAVE. MAKE SURE YOU BEGIN A HUMAN RIGHTS CASE NOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CASE IN COURT. CALL THE NEWS ,DENOUNCE THEM IN PUBLIC NOT JUST ON THE NEWS BUT, ALSO THE INTERNET. BEGIN A PETITION TO HAVE THESE MONSTERS PAY FOR WHAT THEY DID TO YOU.WE WILL WITH THE HELP OF YOUR PETITION BURY THEM IN THE FORGOTTEN CORNERS OF PRISON AND SOCIETY. LET’S GET THEM! DOES ANYONE HAVE A VIDEO OF THIS BRUTALITY? IT IS TIME TO RELEASE IT ON THE INTERNET NOW. THE WITCH HUNT HAS BEGAN!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9:37am
  113. hope he has someone who loves him to care for him!… i am so sorry these awful things happen! So sad!!!! :(

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9:48am
  114. TATAKAE! to those who had done this to you! D:<

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:22am
  115. those who make you suffer will suffer twice the way what they did to you

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:50am
  116. can not like

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:03am
  117. May your health continue and your walking return. Blessings dear sir.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:27pm
  118. sad.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:08pm
  119. I agree with my wife Kristie Padgett a 100 %. They should be charge with hate crime and attempted murder as well. Sorry for all your pain and suffering by just being yourself.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:09pm
  120. I would make sure the person responsible goes DOWN.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:21pm
  121. so sad get well soon!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:53pm
  122. When does it stop.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:20pm
  123. This shit has got to end!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:27pm
  124. A beautiful young man’s life is ruined by haters. Most of these haters are products of the religious preachers like Fischer and Robertson. I believe that these religious hate mongers and the groups they represent should lose their tax exemptions.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:39pm
  125. Oh how I hope you have a good lawyer.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:43pm
  126. It is sad that such hate still exists in the 21st century!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:59pm
  127. omg and I thought Canada was safe for gay ppl

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:01pm
  128. but I guess no where is safe for us.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:01pm
  129. Horrible incident – that’s why homophobia must be fought to the bitter end to prevent something like this happening. Now the American evangelists are really spreading it through Africa & Russia

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:20pm
  130. if the shoe was on the other foot, and gay men openly attacked straight men just for the hell of it all, things would be slightly different: they would find 24/7/365 Police Protection up and down all streets to make sure no straight man is injured or killed…but that has not been the history in America or anywhere else in the world: it is ok to gaybash a gay man, injure him and kill him and nothing, absolutely nothing will occur. WELCOME TO AMERICA…and…and…and…welcome to the philosophy of religion, of christianity…….they are too filled with hate to spread the word of love and respect and honor………..a true religion does not hate others…….yet, there is a slight piece of white light, a bright light on the horizon…and…and…and…he is called The Pope: he has started to talk about love, respect and honor, for others…like St. Francis, and this Pope, much different from all other men who called themselves a Pope, is speaking of Gay Men…….Dear God: this Pope is different than all other Pope’s…how is this night different than any other night…….this Pope may very well be real, that is, real, like, a real human being, like Christ.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:33pm
  131. Killer head.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:38pm
  132. fuck strate people !

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:04pm
  133. In Nova Scotia where it’s been legal for Gay folks to marry for some time and which is otherwise a pretty progressive province? Very, very wrong. My heart goes out to this young man and those he loves. Sending him prayers and light.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:09pm
  134. Anti-gay groups, churches etc need to be held criminally responsible for spreading hatred…….and for effectively “inciting” violence against the LGBT community. Of course they won’t admit to doing that…but they ARE responsible for fueling this sort of immorality and hatred in many countries around the globe. Enough!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:25pm
  135. so sorry this happened but karma will get them

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:50pm
  136. Sad. Hate crimes need to stop. People should be able to have relationships with whoever. Obviously, there is still homophobia out there. This leads to bullying in high schools and middle schools. People should go to jail or get fined for hate crimes and bullying. 2 wrongs don’t make it a right, but payback can be like peanut butter with a baseball bat. :) Money doesn’t equal life. :0

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 5:06pm
  137. SO SO SAD !!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 5:19pm
  138. do the same to them

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:09pm
  139. this is so so wrong..like wtf

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:57pm
  140. My thoughts and prayers go out to this man and his family…. To those who “liked” this fuck off……

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:17pm
  141. omg thats so sad wow what a hottie and this happen to him sexy men should never suffer

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:33pm
  142. Thank you so much for sharing this!! Scott is an absolute inspiration on so many levels!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8:45pm
  143. Why???? Why do ppl care what other ppl do in their private lives???? It has NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM!!!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8:47pm
  144. Terrible.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8:50pm
  145. Very sad!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:10pm
  146. still don’t understand why people have to do that to someone just because your sexualltiy

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:11pm
  147. horrible…..simply HATE driven fueled by the CHURCHES and sick “values” people

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:11pm
  148. May our Healing Father bless you during this difficult time. I send you my peace and love. Be strong and know you have many people rooting for you

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:12pm
  149. Hope he gets more than 19 years in prison

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:14pm
  150. Release his name.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:16pm
  151. If you click the link his name is listed.

    Replied on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:55am
  152. Police have arrested 19-year-old Shane Edward Matheson in the stabbing of Scott Jones. Police confirmed Matheson will be charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.

    Replied on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 4:35am
  153. I hope he dies in prison.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:16pm
  154. who?

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:42pm
  155. Shouldn’t there be a hate crime charge too?

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:16pm
  156. Yes, there likely will be. Perhaps not all charges have been updated yet.

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:16pm
  157. They should do the same to the person that attacked him

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:17pm
  158. I’m so naive – I really didn’t think this happens in Canada :-(

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:18pm
  159. Wherever there are citizens of the human race, there will always be heartache.

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:34pm
  160. It was attempted murder.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:21pm
  161. This is sad, why can’t they just leave lgtb’s alone…

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:21pm
  162. Hate don’t stop hate…

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:22pm
  163. Just 19 years? I shouldnt say anything, murderer in Belgium got 15 months and a fine, for drunk driving and killing a cyclist as a result….

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:24pm
  164. So sad…prayer to you.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:25pm
  165. Why is this still going on? Haven’t we seen enough of these type of crimes? If you don’t like gays leave the United States it’s our choice to be gay or not

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:26pm
  166. dude it happened in canada!

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:40pm
  167. btw being gay is not a choice :)

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:50pm
  168. So sad. He’s so cute.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:32pm
  169. Isn’t this considered a hate crime? Who cares what your sexuality is, you are a human being and that’s all that matters. Scott I hope you recover as best as possible. God Bless you!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:33pm
  170. I hope the attacker gets his ass raped and passed around like a cheap cheese sample that no one wants but is forced!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:41pm
  171. why would you want everyone to be poisoned?

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:42pm
  172. Hahaha you're right! He's garbage.

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:45pm
  173. Instead, send all of your best wishes, energy and prayers towards this Beloved Young man, Scott Jones, for a speedy and loving recovery. Best that we all support one another and take care of our LGBTQ community through acceptance & compassion. <3

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:04pm
  174. SCOTT WE HOPE U R DOING WELL ??? Carmen N Denise

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:41pm
  175. Omg so sad to hear why some ignorant hateful people can be so hateful to others!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:45pm
  176. Not to mention a big old civil case against the fucker who did this.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:47pm
  177. OMG ! There better be a hate crime attachment, and a charge of violating his Matthew Shepard rights !

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:52pm
  178. thats only for the states...doesnt apply here in canada

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:36pm
  179. he will only get a slap on the wrist..justice here in canada sucks!

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:39pm
  180. Release his name. Lock him up for a long time. I hope he rots in jail.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:54pm
  181. I’m glad his attacker was caught and will be brought to justice I want to see this animal caged where he belongs

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:56pm
  182. Miserable prick should have the same thing done and then be put in jail unable to run from the goings on of prison life. Can’t believe thus shit is still happening.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:02pm
  183. i hope there is justice

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:10pm
  184. String him up.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:22pm
  185. the intolerance of those who fear anything that changes their so called safe worlds. stop being fearful of gods children.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:25pm
  186. Sad, such evil lurks….

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:37pm
  187. people people..we dont have the death penalty here in canada..people get off with just half of their sentence done.our justice system sucks..

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:43pm
  188. GOOD….hope the bad guy gets a lesson .

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:49pm
  189. Charged w hate crime?

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:56pm
  190. Fucking disgusting.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:59pm
  191. I believe that also qualifies as a hate crime.

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 12:02am
  192. Put the FFucker away for LIFE!!!

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:08am
  193. So glad they caught him.

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:35am
  194. Fight back!

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:38am
  195. The attacker’s name is listed in the article. It is so sickening to think this is still happening.

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:57am
  196. If he had a gun and stood his ground he would not be paralyzed !

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:59am
  197. I think he should regret what he have done…What he did to other people … no sooner or later … some day he has to pay for what he did…as Buddha said…^^!

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2:27am
  198. who let the American in Canada?!

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2:32am
  199. NOT FAKE , BUT NOT CANADIAN

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2:48am
  200. so sad…the attacker deserves to be rendered Paralyzed to the same extent

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2:51am
  201. Scott Jones, I hope you heal. Sending you good thoughts across the miles….

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2:54am
  202. Hopefully he is convicted!

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 4:20am
  203. Same thing should happen to the man who cause this man’s pain and anguish.

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 4:41am
  204. Prayers and love to this young man and his family/loved ones,….Hate crime should also be added……

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:10pm
  205. Fckn asshole that 19 yr old is

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:16pm
  206. A very sad thing to hear. Its a shame that someone can be attacked just for being themselves and who God created them to be. Some say that its against what God created however I dont see God punishing them or striking them down. The world wouldnt be the world without those hateful people chastising them and thats sad. I support LGBT individuals to the fullest. They are the most couragous and kindest humans Ive ever met. Not one LGBT Ive met was hateful. There are more hateful people that are straight. With that said, GOD please watch over those being chastised for being themselves and who they were born to be. Amen

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2:02pm
  207. Holy hell…stupid ignorant people man…

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2:36pm
  208. Hang the monster that would harm the innocent. I am talking about the man who stabbed poor Scott jones.

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2:40pm
  209. Release the Punk’s Name !!! He needs a good ass whoopin’ !!!

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 3:50pm
  210. Awesome! I think they should make him sit on a rusty chainsaw. But that might break the chainsaw. And Scott is such a cutie. I’d love to pay him a visit and just give him a great big hug (while said attacker is sitting on said chainsaw).

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 4:01pm
  211. I agree with you on that one.

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 6:14pm
  212. so why wasn’t he also charged with a hate crime?

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 6:32pm
  213. enjoy prison jackass

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7:42pm
  214. http://www.supportscottjones.com/ Please see this web site if you can support Scott in any way possible!

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:10pm
  215. http://www.supportscottjones.com/ Please see this web site if you can help Scott in any way!!!

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:11pm
  216. AND YET,HE SMILES

    Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:14am
  217. AND YET,HE SMILES

    Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:14am
  218. good news they are charegd hope they PAY BIG TIME

    Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 5:00am
  219. i hope HEALING TO this young man

    Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 5:00am
  220. It’s amazing how often when it comes down to the nitty gritty how ignorant, mean spirited people still think they can try to trample on the freedoms of others who they think are not like them

    Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:41pm