Philip Arthur Walsted

Philip Arthur Walsted

Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Death 12 Jun 2002 (aged 24)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 104114912 · View Source
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Philip Walsted was murdered June 12, 2002, Philip Walsted 24 was struck in the head with a baseball bat nearly 20 times and killed in Tucson, Arizona

June, 2002, Philip Walsted, a 24-year old gay Tucson, Arizona man, was killed in a brutal and violent murder. He was beaten to death with a baseball bat. One news report says there were injuries to over 50 places on Walsted's body, including signs of numerous blows to his head. Another news report states he was hit in the head with a baseball bat as many as 20 times. A news article said the crime started as a robbery, but the killer's neo-Nazi beliefs and hatred of gay people were the cause of the murder.

News reports cite friends and loved ones as describing Philip Walsted as fun-loving, sweet and innocent. A small memorial was created in an Arizona park to honor and remember Philip.

David Higdon, the man convicted of killing Philip Walsted, was sentenced to life in prison.

Philip is survived by his Life Partner Jonathan Hartman and other family members.
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Widipedia - Philip Walsted article - Walsted Memorial Page

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Tucson Weekly - Hate Crime: While Tucson has a progressive reputation, the 2002 death of Philip Walsted serves as a reminder that anti-gay hatred remains.

Tucson Weekly - Healing Place: The life of hate-crime victim Philip Walsted is remembered at a Fourth Avenue memorial

KOLD News - Memorial Held to Remember Philip Walsted

Gay American Heroes: Philip Walsted

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  • Created by: Pat McArron
  • Added: 24 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104114912
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Arthur Walsted (25 Feb 1978–12 Jun 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104114912, citing Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Pat McArron (contributor 47348594) .