The cards and letters flooded into South Carolina’s Department of Probation Pardon and Parole Services, requesting that early parole be denied to the murderer of Sean Kennedy. Kennedy was a young gay Palmetto State resident who was slain in 2007 during a gay bashing. His mother Elke has been a tireless advocate for change in the state, since SC has no hate crimes law. The call for justice has been answered. (QNotes):

This morning the South Carolina Parole Board denied early parole for Stephen Andrew Moller, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the May 2007 death of openly gay Sean Kennedy.

Moller will serve the rest of his sentence and be released July 7, 2009. His original release date had early been moved up from September 2009.

Beth Sherouse, a member of the Sean’s Last Wish foundation’s board of directors said 15-20 people attended the board hearing in support of the Kennedy family. She wasn’t sure what the final board vote was, as attendees were asked to leave the room. “They made the decision very quickly, though,” she said. “It came back in a matter of only two or three minutes.”

The fact that this beast will be released in September is disgusting. Elke Kennedy spoke about Sean at last year’s NC Pride:

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