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Photos: Small Town Mourns Man Who Was Beaten, Set on Fire

Photos: Small Town Mourns Man Who Was Beaten, Set on Fire

The small town of Cumnock in Scotland today mourned Stuart Walker, a
28-year-old gay barman who was beaten to death and his body lit on fire
on a street corner late at night.

Reporters that headed to the
town after the horrific murder in October described a place where
residents were regularly moved to tears and outrage at the loss. And so
hundreds showed up at a local church for his funeral.

Police are
not prosecuting the crime as being motivated by Walker's sexual
orientation, although that was a possibility on everyone's mind early
on. Even with the arrest of Ryan Esquierdo, 18, for killing the barman, few details about what might have happened have emerged. — Lucas Grindley 

STUART WALKER FUNERAL CORTEGE X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMFlowers are laid at the graveside of Stuart Walker. 

STUART WALKER FUNERAL PLACARD X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM Mourners grieve during the funeral.

STUART WALKER FUNERAL MOURNERS X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM A mourner holds an order of service as people follow the funeral procession.

STUART WALKER FUNERAL PROGRAM X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMMourners look toward the hearse carrying the body.

STUART WALKER FUNERAL HEARSE X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMJust moments after his death made news, people lay flowers by the lamp post where Walker's body was found.

Stuart Walker Caponacre Industrial Estate 06 X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMTributes to Walker were common in the days after his death.

Stuart Walker Caponacre Industrial Estate 01 X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMPeople read a note left to Walker.

Stuart Walker Caponacre Industrial Estate 04 X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM

Stuart Walker Caponacre Industrial Estate 02 X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM

Stuart Walker Caponacre Industrial Estate 05 X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM

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