Matthew Shepard Biography

  • Matthew Shepard

    Quick Facts Of Matthew Shepard

    Celebrated NameMatthew Shepard
    Age43 Years
    Nick NameShepard
    Birth NameMatthew Wayne Shepard
    Birth Date1976-12-01
    GenderMale
    ProfessionStudent
    Birth NationUSA
    NationalityAmerican
    Place Of BirthCasper, Wyoming, U.S.
    FatherDennis Shepard
    MotherJudy Shepard
    SchoolCrest Hill Elementary School
    College / UniversityCatawba College
    HeightWill Update Soon
    WeightWill Update Soon
    Marital StatusUnmarried
    GirlfriendWill Update Soon
    Net WorthWill Update Soon
    Death Date6th October 1998
    Cause Of DeathHomicide

  • 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.

    Arrest

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

    Body Features of Shepard

    The body features of Shepard is not published yet on any website. His body features such as height, weight, body measurement will be updated soon.

    Affairs of Shepard

    Shepard was not married yet and still, he was single. He was a student at a college. He possibly may have a girlfriend. But he has not spoken about his private life to the media.

    Net worth of Shepard

    The net worth and salary of Shepard is not revealed yet and will be updated soon.

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  • Did You Know?

    • McKinney and Henderson were arrested and initially charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, and aggravated robbery.
    • Shepard was pronounced dead six days after the attack at 12:53 a.m. on October 12, 1998.
    • He was only 21 years old.

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