Matthew Shepard

Matthew Shepard is an American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured and left to die near Laramie on the night of 6th October 1998.

An American student at the University of Wyoming is named as Matthew Shepard who was beaten, tortured and left to die near Laramie on the night of 6th October 1998. He was later taken to the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado and died after six days. Perpetrators Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson were arrested shortly after the attack and charged with first-degree murder following Shepard’s death. McKinney’s defense counsel countered that he had intended only to rob Shepard but had killed him in a rage when Shepard made a sexual advance toward him. McKinney and Henderson were convicted of the murder, and each received two consecutive life sentences.

Death of Shepard

On 6th October 1998, Matthew met Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson at the Fireside Lounge in Laramie. After that, McKinney and Henderson decided to give Shepard a ride home and they drove the car to a remote, rural area, and proceeded to rob, pistol-whip, and torture Shepard, tying him to a fence, and leave him to die. Shepard was transported first to Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie before being moved to the more advanced trauma ward at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. He experienced severe brainstem damage, which affected his body’s ability to regulate his heart rate, body temperature, and other vital functions.

Shepard was pronounced dead six days after the attack at 12:53 a.m. on October 12, 1998. He was only 21 years old.

Early Life of Shepard

21 years, Matthew Shepard was born on 1st December 1976 with the birth name of Matthew Wayne Shepard in Casper, Wyoming, the U.S. His nationality is American. He was the first of two sons born to Judy and Dennis Shepard.

Moving towards his education, he attended Crest Hill Elementary School, Dean Morgan Junior High School, and Natrona County High School for his freshman through junior years. He then attended Catawba College in North Carolina and Casper College in Wyoming.


McKinney and Henderson were arrested and initially charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, and aggravated robbery.

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