The honorary consul to the British High Commission in Jamaica has been found murdered at his home in Montego Bay.
John Terry, 65, was discovered with a cord and an item of clothing tied around his neck outside his house in Mount Carey on Wednesday.
it is believed that the killer stole his wallet and mobile telephone in an attempt to make it appear as though a robbery had gone wrong. Police would not say whether Mr Terry’s murder was thought to be linked to his work as a Justice of the Peace but they were investigating the possibility that the attack might have been homophobic after a handwritten note on his body described him as a “batty man”, local slang for a homosexual. The note also said: “This is what will happen to ALL gays.” It was signed: “Gay-Man”
The horror that you could be murdered for such a thing. So upsetting. The thought that in some societies you legally must be executed for such a thing. The thought that still today people read the law codes of such barbaric societies and think them a guide to morality and the inspiration of an omnipotent, omnibenevolent deity.
Sometimes humanity’s brutality and stupidity are truly stupefying.