Michael Skupin is ready to talk.
The ex-contestant said in a statement:
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding:
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This is so unbelievably tragic.
An Iowa teenager died Saturday after he was attacked by a group of bullies who taunted him with antigay slurs.
Marcellus Andrews was taken off life support Saturday night, a day after paramedics and police found him unconscious with severe head injuries.
Witnesses say they overheard the attackers call Andrews a "f-ggot" and other slurs before beating him.
"I tried to help him up, and then this boy ran back and kicked him in his face."
Terrible! So vicious!
Andrews was set to compete in March Against Darkness in a few days with his drill team that was sponsored by the Union Missionary Baptist Church.
Officials are still investigating the assault. Meanwhile, no arrests have been made.
Such a terrible attack. Violence is NEVER the answer.
Our hearts go out to Marcellus' family and friends.