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


Location: Tucson, Arizona


Date of incident: February 5, 1976
Thursday


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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