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May 28, 1993 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Immediately after a court-martial sentenced Apprentice Terry M. Helvey, 21, to life in prison for beating to death a gay shipmate, the U.S. Navy confirmed Thursday that a second sailor participated in the beating but was unwittingly sentenced to only four months in jail. Navy Airman Charles E. Vins, 21, who was convicted last November of resisting arrest and failing to report a crime, kicked Seaman Allen R.
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August 9, 1997 | PATRICIA BRENNAN, THE WASHINGTON POST
On Monday night, Lifetime's focus is death. "Any Mother's Son" is about the murder of a U.S. Navy seaman at the hands of a shipmate. The fact-based story also traces the evolution of his working-class mother, who says she never met a homosexual before she learned that her own son was gay. Now, five years after her own fight with the Navy, she has joined a support group for parents of gays and can talk about her son's violent death and about changes in her life.
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