18, Army private, was found guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison in Dec. In July, he murdered Private First Class Barry Winchell by pounding in his skull with a baseball bat. Days before the killing, Glover and Winchell had an argument, which turned physical. Following the fight, Glover promised to kill Winchell, who had endured regular harassment about his suspected homosexuality. But because of the “don't ask, don't tell” policy, he did not report the abuse, fearing a discharge under the 1994 policy. The event cast a negative light on President Clinton's “don't ask, don't tell” policy regarding gays in the military.
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