Episode 16: LGBT Crimes

Episode 16: LGBT Crimes

In our 16th ep, we discuss two cases that involve the LGBTQ community.

Amy's Case:

This week Amy discusses the heartbreaking case involving 36 year old, Guin “Richie” Phillips who lost his life because he was gay. He was found stuffed in a suitcase and thrown in the river by someone who he once called friend. 

Kristin's Case:


Kristin covers the case of Brandon Teena, a transgender male from Nebraska whom the academy award winning movie “Boys Don’t Cry” was based on. Brandon’s transgender status was the main motivator for his murder by John Lotter and Tom Nissen. Tune into our show to learn more. about this horrendous hate crime.

Amy's References:

Box Turtle Bulletin. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2016/06/17/73513

JOSHUA WILLIAM COTTRELL Inmate 98268: Kentucky Prisoner. (2021, January 22). Retrieved from https://www.rapsheetz.com/kentucky/doc-prisoner/COTTRELL_JOSHUA/98268

Killing of Guin Richie Phillips. (2019, October 2). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Guin_Richie_Phillips

PeoplePill. (n.d.). Guin Richie Phillips: American murder victim (1967-2003) – Biography, Life, Family, Career, Facts, Information. Retrieved from https://peoplepill.com/people/guin-richie-phillips/

Kristin's References:

Blanco, J. I. (n.d.). John Lotter: Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers. Retrieved from https://murderpedia.org/male.L/l/lotter-john.htm

Brandon Teena. (2020, January 23). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Teena

Dunne, J. G. (2018, May 25). The Humboldt Murders. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1997/01/13/the-humboldt-murders