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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    ID - Steven Nelson, 49, dies after Backpage robbery, Lake Lowell, 29 April 2016


    Canyon County is calling it a heinous and disturbing crime-- one that led to a Nampa man dead and four suspects in custody.

    In a press conference this afternoon the Sheriff Kieran Donahue said Steven Nelson, 49, was attacked and robbed Friday morning near Lake Lowell during an exchange of money for sex...

    When officers responded, Nelson told them that he went around to houses in this area of Gott's Point at Lake Lowell Friday morning after he was beaten. He was knocking on doors, trying to get help.

    Steven Nelson, 49, died of cardiac arrest hours after police say he was robbed, beaten, stripped and left for dead by a group of assailants. Four men have been arrested and are facing first-degree murder charges in connection to his death...

    Nelson died Friday after responding to an ad for a male escort posted on Backpage.com. Police say he met up with the man featured in the ad, 22-year-old Kelly Schneider, and drove with him to the Gotts Point area of Lake Lowell. Nelson believed he would pay the man for sex, but the ad had been a setup, police say...

    Schneider, 21-year-old Kevin Tracy, 28-year-old Jayson Woods and 23-year-old Daniel Henkel were arrested and charged with murder and robbery. Schneider faces an additional charge of grand theft.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2013

    Steven Nelson, who died on April 29th, was openly gay.

    In 2014 he was featured in a documentary, "Little Blue Dots," which used the perspectives of many members of Idaho's gay community to discuss civil rights issues in the state...

    The US Attorney has not at this point decided whether hate is what motivated the men charged for Nelson's murder.

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