Teenager charged with murder of student ~ Craig Roy, 17, remanded in custody
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Friend charged with murder of gay Scottish teenager
Jack Frew, who was found stabbed and beaten in East Kilbride
A teenager has been charged with murdering a 16-year-old boy whose body was found in woods in East Kilbride, near Glasgow, on election night.
Craig Roy, 17, made no plea as he was remanded in custody at Hamilton sheriff court today after he appeared in court over the killing.
Jack Frew, a popular teenager who was openly gay, was found stabbed and beaten near a cycle path in the Mossneuk area. Senior-year classes at Frew's school, Duncanrig secondary, were cancelled for today and tomorrow and pupils' study leave was brought forward. Frew enjoyed amateur dramatics and music. Two Facebook pages were set up in his memory; the largest one attracted more than 7,400 followers. .
Tributes were paid by the gay Scottish television personalities and interior designers Justin Ryan and Colin McAllister. They wrote: "Scotland has been robbed of someone special, someone unique and someone who should still be here. Our thoughts are with Jack's family and friends."
Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
guardian.co.uk, Monday 10 May 2010 19.12 BST
Frew's parents, Robert and Lorraine, are said to be distraught after his death and have requested complete privacy. His school friends and local bands are discussing plans for an acoustic music festival in his memory, with the working title of Frew Fest, and a beach party to celebrate what would have been his 17th birthday in July.
His fellow pupils are now being offered counselling. A statement posted on Duncanrig school website said: "Jack was a popular senior pupil who was widely engaged in all aspects of school life, something which brought him many, varied, loyal friends.
"He was also a pupil whose personal qualities earned him the respect of both pupils and staff. Jack was a committed and conscientious young man on the brink of a bright future, with many opportunities open to him.
"He is a great loss to our school community. We grieve for him and his family who are in our thoughts as they come to terms with the loss of their son and brother."
Sadly, the mess UK politics are in right now after the election, this story got buried. :cry2:
Did the boy kill him because he was gay? I didn't see it in the story. Regardless of his motive, it is a sad ending to such a young soul.
likely not, as he was openly gay and the 'suspect boy' is titled as his pal in newspapers. but i'm suprised why
just he should kill him .. perhaps he was jealous of someone else being in love with Jack?
Maybe they had sex and the other boy was afraid Jack might tell someone.
If you saw the story when it 1st appeared in the news, there were 2 boys that were attacked.
Well, it turns out, that the murder suspect is the 2nd so called victim from the early reports.
i'm wondering, if there really was some fight between them, or the second boy just tries to
pretend being attacked by someone 'third'. anyway, obviously it didn't help him too much…
It's being said that the murder suspect faked his attack to appear to be a victim too.
The more I see of this this story, the more I am convinced it's another gay and ashamed person killing his sex partner to get rid of the evidence of his gayness.