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Suspect arrested in killing of two Miami men he thought were gay

Suspect arrested in killing of two Miami men he thought were gay

Miami police have arrested a man in the shooting deaths of two men that he thought were gay and coming onto him.

Matthew Guzman, 21, is charged with the first-degree murder of Paul Barrow, who was shot in the head on the morning of Dec. 16 at his business. Police said Guzman confessed to killing Barrow as well as another man, Harry Ray, on Nov. 18, reports WSVN-TV.

According to arrest affidavits, Guzman confessed to hunting down his victims, shooting and killing them, because he thought they were gay and were coming onto him.

The police report said, “His motive for committing the murder was due to his belief that the victim had homosexual tendencies. (The suspect) further stated that the victim had recently looked at him in an inappropriate manner of which (the suspect) felt was loaded with homosexual connotations, thus causing him to kill the victim.

The subject confessed…eventually claiming that the victim made homosexual advances towards him, leaving him no choice but to shoot the victim.”

Barrow, 46, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and his body was found at his place of business by a customer. Ray, 64, was shot to death at his Miami home after getting into an argument with Guzman.

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