The Book of Matt: hidden truths about the murder of Matthew Shepard
Bookreview / November 11, 2014

Ofcourse we all know about the murder of Matthew Shepard that happened in 1998. Shepard was beaten to death, tied to a fence in Laramie and left to die. Two men were convicted and are now spending their lives in jail for this crime. The media always claimed this was a hate crime. Shepard was killed because he was gay and tried to make a pass at the wrong people. But what if there was more to the story than that? In this book Jimenez claims that the crime wasn’t about homosexuality at all. It was simply a crime of drugs and money. He claims that Shepard was a big time drug dealer and messed with the wrong crowd and therefore was killed. Jimenez tries to make his point by interviewing a lot of people, including the 2 men who are convicted for the crime. When the book came out it was heavily criticized and I can imagine why. The writing is badly at best, proof is limited and an interview is never complete, but only quotes are taken out, which just happen to underline the point. According to the list in the back of the book, well over a…