Aaron McKinney 145in x 45in. oil pastels, graphite on paper. 2004

“I really don’t know what to say other than that I’m truly sorry to the entire Sheppard family,” Aaron McKinney told the court. “Never will a day go by I won’t be ashamed for what I have done.”

Aaron faced the possibility of being sentenced to death by lethal injection. Instead, Matthew Sheppard’s parents agreed to accept two life sentences.