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Fear in Scotland: Third gay man killed in a month in Edinburgh

The stabbing death of a retired lecturer in Merchiston follows the violent deaths of John Carter, 44, in Leith, and a man in Pilton who can't be named for legal reasons, sparking fears that gay men are being targeted in the city.

Suspect claims Bible told him to stone to death 70-year-old gay man, police say

The 28-year-old suspect told authorities that he read in the Old Testament that homosexuals should be stoned to death. When Seidman allegedly made homosexual advances toward him over a period of time, Thomas said he received a message in his prayers that he must end Seidman’s life, according to court documents.