A twenty-year-old man has confessed to
killing his gay supervisor in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Kenneth Morgan Stancil III was arrested
Tuesday while sleeping on a Florida beach. He is accused of shooting
44-year-old Ron Lance, Wayne Community College's print shop director,
who is gay.
Stancil was booted from a work-study
program at the college in March for too many absences.
Police say Stancil entered the print
shop on Monday, fired a pistol-grip shotgun once, and fled the scene
on a motorcycle, which he abandoned in North Carolina. He then
hitchhiked to Florida.
In an interview from the Florida jail
where he is being held without bail, Stancil acknowledged killing
Lane, adding that he had done “the world a favor.”
When asked whether he hates gay people,
Stancil answered, “Yes, I do … with a passion.”
He repeated the claim that Lane is “a
child molester” who had made advances toward a relative.
“He ain't physically touch him but he
was in the proposal to try to,” Stancil
told WRAL. “You know, and I wasn't gonna let that happen.”
He was forced to act, Stancil said, because the relative wasn't a
Reports on Lane's murder did not offer
any evidence to substantiate Stancil's claim. An
AP report quotes Stancil's mother denying the charge and stating
that her son needs mental help.
Stancil identified himself as a
neo-Nazi when asked if he was a white supremacist.
“I try to look out for my fellow
white people as much as possible, you understand? And, I don't
believe in race mixing,” he said.