Victim(s), Age: Paul R. Simon, 18

Location: Tucson, Arizona

Date of incident: February 5, 1976

Incident: Murdered

Method: Strangled

Reason for incident: Gay panic

Perpetrator(s), Age: William T. Crouch, 21

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Additional information
  • After Paul had been strangled to death, Crouch stuffed toilet paper down his throat
  • Crouch allegedly stated that he murdered Paul because he was afraid of a possible sexual advance

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