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Faces Trial in Death of Gay Man

Oklahoma Skinhead
Faces Trial in Death of Gay Man

An Oklahoma City man who is accused of killing a gay man he reportedly kidnapped as part of a gang initiation will stand trial, a judge ruled Friday.

An Oklahoma City man who is accused of killing a gay man he reportedly kidnapped as part of a gang initiation will stand trial on a murder charge, a judge ruled Friday. Darrell Lynn Madden, 38, reportedly said he and Bradley Qualls killed 62-year-Steven Domer in October 2007, leaving his body in a creek, according to the Associated Press.

According to prosecutors, Madden and Qualls plotted to seek a gay man by posing as prostitutes. FBI agent Craig Overby said that they beat and harassed Domer in his car for several hours before killing him. Domer's car was found torched near Madden's home a day after his last appearance, when he was seen speaking with Qualls and Madden on the street.

Madden confessed to later killing Qualls to prevent him from releasing information about the crime. Madden is currently serving a life sentence plus 60 additional years after pleading guilty to Qualls's murder in July.

Madden and Qualls were said to be connected to a white supremacist group, the United Aryan Brotherhood, according to the article. Killing Domer may have been part of Qualls's gang initiation.

Madden is scheduled to be arraigned October 8 on the charge of killing Domer, according to The Oklahoman. Madden will not face a hate-crime charge, as Oklahoma does not have such a law on the books. (Michelle Garcia, The Advocate)

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