Kelly Schneider | KBOI/CBS | 17020
Kelly Schneider of Idaho pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime in the death of a gay man, hoping to get a 28-year sentence instead of a life sentence.
Schneider admitted he lured victim Steven Nelson to a remote area and used steel-toed boots to kick Nelson 20 to 30 times while Nelson begged for his life.
Schneider had placed a sex solicitation ad online to set up the meeting with Nelson.
Schneider admitted stripping Nelson of his clothes after the assault and stealing his car. Nelson was left alone in the isolated wilderness area and died after finding help at a home about half a mile away.