One Of The Most Shocking TV Show Tragedies: Man Murdered Friend Who Turned Out To Be His Gay Admirer

Date June 11, 2018

On March 6, 1995, Jenny Jones, a popular talk show host, casually and jokingly introduced the topic of the episode, which was a same-sex crush on a straight man. But she definitely didn’t know the tragic consequences that would follow:

Would you tell that person that you’re gay and you hope that he is on national television?

It began with 32-year-old Scott Amedure revealing his fantasies involving his friend, Jonathan Schmitz. After these honest revelations, the host finally invited the clueless man to the studio.

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Not suspecting anything, Schmitz exchanged an embrace with his acquaintance. But he was shocked to hear what Jones said next:

Well, guess what. It’s Scott that has the crush on you.

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The audience exploded into claps and delighted screams. Although Jonathan was visibly upset, he still tried to laugh, smile, beam, and politely explain that he was not interested in homosexual relationship because he was completely straight.

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Three days later, a terrible crime took place. Schmitz got drunk after having found a note from his friend. So he took a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun and felled Scott with two blasts, killing him.

When the police were interrogating the 24-year-old, he revealed that the reason for the murder was the extreme embarrassment due to the show. The man was consequently found guilty and sentences to serving 25-50 years in prison.

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Last year, Schmitz was released for good behavior. The family of late Amedure believe that Jonathan was definitely not the only one to blame. Instead, the show’s producers should have also been held accountable.

Actually, the jury did find the producers liable and awarded $25 million to the family of the deceased. But the ruling was later reversed.

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