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Gay Panic Defense Works: Man Acquitted After Stabbing Neighbor 61 Times

In March last year, Joseph Biedermann, 29, stabbed his Chicago neighbor 61 times with a medieval dagger, claiming he had kill Terrance Hauser, 38, in order to fend off an unwanted sexual advance. The gay panic defense worked. On Friday, a Cook County jury acquitted him of first-degree murder, buying his claim that he was defending himself against an unwanted …

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