Sexual orientation not ‘key factor’ for man who killed gay son

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police believe the primary reason a Los Angeles man shot and killed his adult son was to cover up for the stabbing death of his wife the previous day, and not chiefly because the son was gay, as prosecutors had alleged.

LAPD homicide Detective John Doerbecker tells the Los Angeles Times Tuesday that his son’s sexuality was a contributing factor for Shehada Issa, 69, in the killing, but not the main factor. Officers discovered the body of the wife, Rabihah Issa, while investigating the killing of the son, Amier Issa, on March 29.

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Father charged with killing son for being gay

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Los Angeles (AP) – A Los Angeles man charged with fatally shooting his 29-year-old son for being gay had repeatedly threatened to kill him over his sexual orientation, prosecutors say.

Amir Issa, 29, was found shot to death just outside the family home on March 29. While the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office charged father Shehada Issa, 69, April 1 with murder as a hate crime in the son’s death, investigators on April 2 still were trying to determine responsibility for a second killing at the home discovered by police at the same time, that of Amir’s mother, police spokesman Officer Mike Lopez said.

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Fox’s ‘Empire’ plans to ‘blow lid off homophobia’

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – The creator of Fox’s prime-time soap “Empire” said he wants to “blow the lid off homophobia” in the African-American community with a depiction of the show’s lead character’s hostile relationship with his gay son.

Lee Daniels, who was also behind the movies “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Precious,” said that his own father’s hostility toward gays frightened him and he knows the same attitudes are being passed on from one generation to another in households around the world.

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‘McCarthys’ inspired by creator’s modern family

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the sitcom “Happy Endings” was, ironically, abruptly canceled, writer Brian Gallivan looked close to home for his next gig: His own family inspired “The McCarthys,” a new CBS comedy about sports-obsessed brood with one gay son.

Fiction, he says, is funnier than fact.

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