You're looking at a 15-year-old boy on his deathbed. Raymond Buys and several other South African kids—who were perceived as gay or too effeminate by their families—were sent, at a cost of $2,400—to a camp (Echo Wild Game Rangers training course) meant to toughen them up. In the space of 10 weeks, the perfectly healthy boys were starved, dehydrated, beaten and burned.
In all, three boys died from the abuse. Many others were clearly damaged.
Now, the camp manager and a young assistant are on trial for murder. If there is any part of you that supports the death penalty, I would guess it is pinging right about now.
What a horror story. And what a shame.