RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mother of the young man who was beaten and burned alive for being gay, in the city of Luís Eduardo Magalhães, in western Bahia, said she never expected her son to be murdered because of his sexual orientation.
Guilherme de Souza, 21, was returning home in the early hours of Sunday, July 12th, when he was approached by a 14-year-old, who confessed to the crime. He was stoned with the help of another 16-year-old teenager, and when he fell unconscious, he was dragged and taken to an abandoned house . . .