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Democratic Donor Ed Buck Found Guilty in Death of Two Men He Injected with Drugs

HeadlineJul 28, 2021

Democratic Party donor and political activist Ed Buck has been found guilty on nine felonies, including running a drug house and injecting two gay Black men with methamphetamine who then died of an overdose. Twenty-six-year-old Gemmel Moore died in 2017, and 55-year-old Timothy Dean died in 2019. Buck was arrested two years ago after a third man overdosed on methamphetamine at his apartment. That man survived. Black LGBTQ+ activists and the family members of the men who died had for months been calling on prosecutors to file criminal charges against Buck, accusing him of being a sexual predator. Buck faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison, with a maximum life sentence.

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