|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1966|
|Death: ||May 17, 2002|
Gary McMurtry, better known to LGBT Ohioans as his alter ego Brazon, was stabbed to death in his Clintonville home on May 17.
Police charged Michael Jennings with aggravated murder later that day.
A man dressed "like a ninja" in black clothing broke into McMurtry's house through a glass back door at around 6:45 am, said Columbus police spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio. McMurtry's roommate Brian Bass tried to stop the masked assailant but the attacker cut Bass' hand with a katana, or samurai sword.
Mercurio said that Jennings then went upstairs, where he attacked McMurty.
"His roommate heard screaming, and then the screaming stopped," she said.
Bass called police and both he and McMurtry were taken to Riverside Hospital, where the former Miss Gay Ohio was pronounced dead. According to police, the sword with which he was stabbed did a large amount of damage.
Plot: Mausoleum, Chapel B, Lot 94D, Space 1
Created by: Chargrr
Record added: Sep 07, 2007
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