From the time 22-year-old Lawrence Reed, pictured at remaining, ended up being discovered driving and afterwards crashing 33-year-old Marco McMillian's SUV for a highway in Tennessee week that is last news outlets have now been wanting to patch together precisely how the 2 guys knew one another. McMillian, a openly homosexual candidate for mayor in Clarksdale, Mississippi, had been found dead close to the Mississippi River after Reed pointed authorities to his human anatomy, prompting numerous to straight away presume McMillian's death ended up being a hate crime (a black colored homosexual guy being murdered by bigots in Mississippi would not be a lot of a stretch). Yet much more details emerge, McMillian's killing appears to be less about a hate that is targeted and much more about a relationship that soured.
Mississippi Town's Very Very First Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate Killed in Likely Homicide
Marco McMillian, a 34-year-old mayoral prospect in Clarksdale
A write-up through the Jackson-based Clarion-Ledger reports that while individuals near to both Reed and McMillian agree the guys came across and became friendly at a club in Clarksdale, the tales change from here. Some individuals think the 2 guys were simply buddies, while other people claim they certainly were romantically included.
Friends of Reed told Memphis tv section WPTY that the 2 recently had met at a Clarksdale club and became near. Then, sometime either belated Monday evening or early Tuesday early morning, McMillian made intimate improvements on Reed, the buddies stated, incorporating that Reed is directly.
The Clarion-Ledger could not achieve Reed's friends, but it is additionally the form of occasions detectives had been told. After being struck on, Reed presumably snapped, strangled McMillian, then drove McMillian's SUV towards the levee western of Clarksdale and tossed their human anatomy nearby the river.