“Embarrassed” murderer of gay man released from prison


A man who murdered a gay acquaintance after being “embarrassed” by a TV show has been released from prison after 22 years.

Jonathan Schmitz shot Scott Amedure in Michigan in 1995, after Amedure admitted on the nationally broadcast Jenny Jones Show that he was romantically interested him in.

Schmitz, who said that he was not gay, shot Amedure three days later.

In his defence, Schmitz said that he had felt “embarrassed” and humiliated by Amedure’s declaration of interest on the TV show.

Schmitz was convicted of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 25 to 50 years imprisonment.

He was granted parole in March this year, and was released on 22 August.