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Why I want Pope Francis to write a requiem for Gabriel Fernandez, the boy tortured to death for appearing gay

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Gabriel Fernandez
There is a story that I have felt compelled to write for three months. I have not written it because I have found it difficult to find the words. I have the words. I have the exact words. I have written them before. The story that has nagged at me is the mourning of Gabriel Fernandez, and the requiem of his death. He was eight years old. I know the words to say to Gabriel, because I wrote them in April to a little boy named Zachary...

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Woman gets life in prison for murdering 4-year-old son she thought was gay

Friday, April 18, 2014
Jessica Dutro
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon woman has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of her 4-year-old son who she believed was gay.

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Jury finds mother guilty of murdering 4-year-old son she thought was gay

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Jessica Dutro
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon woman has been found guilty of the murder of her 4-year-old son. Prosecutors said Jessica Dutro believed her son was gay, and that was the motive behind the beatings that led to his death.

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Prosecutor says mom killed 4-year-old son she perceived to be gay

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Jessica Dutro
PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon woman on trial for the murder of her 4-year-old son believed the boy was gay and that was a motive behind the deadly beatings, a prosecutor said.

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