Investigator in Matthew Shepard Murder to Speak at UNM

May 23, 2012

A key investigator in one of the most notorious hate crimes against a gay man is slated to speak in Albuquerque at a Federal Bureau of Investigation civil rights conference. Albany County Sheriff David O'Malley of Wyoming is scheduled Thursday to deliver the keynote address about his experience in the Matthew Shepard murder investigation.

Shepard was tortured and murdered near Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998 and his murder sparked a number of hate crime bills in various states. The conference at the University of New Mexico's Science and Technology Park Auditorium is aimed at law enforcement officers and civil rights issues.