Homophobe shoots stepfather dead for letting a gay person into his home

A man has been charged with first-degree murder after he shot his stepfather dead for allowing a gay guest to enter their home.

Christian Smith, 23, shot Dennis McKenzie, 43, three times at a gathering in Woolwich Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey. The shooting occurred at a celebration in his mother and stepfather’s home.

One of Smith’s relatives brought a gay friend to the celebration, which sent Smith into a tailspin, according to NJ.com. He objected to the presence of a gay person in the family home, saying it was a “house of God”, assistant prosecutor Dana Anton said.

Smith went on to use a homophobic slur when referring to the gay guest, prosecutors said, which resulted in an altercation between him and his stepfather.

McKenzie was shot in the head and body. He died at the scene, prosecutors said.

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