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Jon Buice was at the center of one of the most publicized hate crimes in Houston history, a 1991 attack outside a Montrose gay bar that left Paul Broussard dead.
Buice was sent away, but now is the focus of an intense fight over whether he should be paroled. The city's most well-known gay-rights activist, Ray Hill, has been championing his cause, saying Buice has become a changed man in prison, but Buice's mother, and the city's most well-known victim's-rights activist, argue for keeping him behind bars.
Part of what the mother is using to fight parole are allegations that while in prison, Buice has been involved in a bizarre relationship with a female chaplain that involved orgies and secret videotapes.
It's all in our cover story this week, "Hate Crime and Punishment," by Chris Vogel.