Murder Shows Need For Strong Hate Law: Ky. Critics

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http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/09/16ky/wir-front-hate0916-13388.html The killing of a gay man in Kentucky has prompted activists and some legislators to call for strengthening the state's hate crimes law, says the Louisville Courier-Journal. Josh Cottrell, 22, is being held on $500,000 bond on charges of murdering and robbing Guinn "Richie" Phillips, whose body was stuffed into a suitcase and dumped in a lake. Three of Cottrell's relatives told investigators Cottrell . . .

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