Gay Ohio College Student Murdered During Horrific Online “Hook-Up” Meet

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16 Responses

  1. Greg says:

    I think Justin’s pic is on the right, not the left… According to his Facebook page.

  2. jean says:

    Ironic you advised that! My adult son & I live together & have a shared Google calendar,on which I put events,appointments,etc.,including addresses & phone numbers,so he always knows where-&-with whom I’ll be.Being a VERY active femininist & multi-causes activist,I travel all over the Metro area,so I feel it IS very advisable.a

  3. Aron says:

    or perhaps depsite thios tragic event we don;t make it a cautuonary tale, instead stop, realise that having anonymous sex is dangerous in itself (whether gay or straight) and say hey, maybe keep it in your pants, or go to a bar with friends, try a double date perhaps? masturbation. why would anyone go to someones house you don’t know?
    don’t talk to strangers!
    don’t have sex with people you don;t know
    don’t meet at a private location you haven’t been to before
    get a friend to go with you, introduce then on your way
    it’s all simple ideas that we have all been taught since childhood, why are people so desperate for an orgasm that they put themselves in this position? God bless Justin and his family.

    THIS SITE is advertising “meet jocks now” ?! world is crazy

    • Ariel says:

      You do realize that “be careful when hooking up” and “don’t ever hookup ever” are both reactions that use this “as a cautionary tale” right?

      Also, nothing bad can ever happen at bars amirite? Rohypnol totally doesn’t exist. The proper thing to do is never, ever, leave the underground bunker.

  4. Scott Rose says:

    If the victim’s self-reporting on Facebook was truthful, then he was in a number of, shall we say, unfortunate embroilments that included depression, drug abuse, three car wrecks, injuring a woman by crashing his car into her . . et cetera.

  5. Phil says:

    I hope they FRY Fox!

  6. Newfreeedom says:

    So very tragic. God bless his mother, family and friends and help guide and carry them through this terribly difficult and painful journey.

  7. Me says:

    This crime is horrific on its own, but this child (per his FB page), was a mess. He was slowly killing himself, and it didn’t seem as if, he was close to removing the negativity from his life. He obviously, didn’t love himself or care about his well-being. My God be with his family, this is just so sad.

    • Ariel says:

      God forbid someone have emotional issues after a breakup! *Normal* people never feel depressed, worthless, unwanted, etc.

      I mean really? You have no idea what “drugs” means in this context and if all you’re going to do is pander the whole “drugs are bad mmkay” line then don’t do it here where you’re effectively telling the whole family “your loved one kind of deserved it”. Nope. Just stop.

      He didn’t “obviously” anything except be a normal young man.

  8. Not Me says:

    So, Me, are you actually blaming the victim? No matter how you live your life or what you’re going through, if someone murders you, it’s on THEM! Even if you beg them to kill you, it’s still on THEM! We all have free will and are responsible for our choices. Remember, sharing intimacy isn’t a crime, it is a gift. Mr. Fox chose to discard that gift and commit a crime.

    May young Mr. Earley rest in peace.

  9. ari says:

    it isn’t the hooking up that is the problem. Meeting people anywhere can be dangerous, whether it be online, or in ads, or at a club. That isn’t the problem. The problem is this fucking homophobe murderer. It’s a tragic event and my heart aches for this kid. Well he’s only a year younger then me. Shit like this is happening all over to queer people. It’s nothing new, but fuck it breaks me up everytime.

  10. MdotCot says:

    I don’t care how destructive he was to his own life, that does not give somebody the right to MURDER them, and shame on everyone who finds the need to point out the fact that he was spiraling out of control. Remember we are ALL one step away from being pushed into traffic, or one need for a pack of gum that gets robbed, or one blink away from a fatal car crash, and even one bad work day away from considering suicide and it doesn’t give someone the right to claim our lives for us.

  11. Bryan says:

    NOOOOOO :{ This is so terrible.

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