- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Supporters of a man accused of fatally stabbing a fellow University of Colorado student say the crowdfunding website GoFundMe is biased because it shut down a campaign for the defendant’s bail money and legal fees.

The Daily Camera reports (https://goo.gl/BjECpv ) 22-year-old Ian Scheuermann’s family launched a GoFundMe campaign Monday and raised more than $4,000. It was taken down Tuesday.

The removal is consistent with company policy to “not allow campaigns that benefit individuals or groups facing formal charges or claims of serious violations of the law.” But Scheuermann’s longtime friend, John Sherry, says GoFundMe operates on the premise that a defendant is guilty until proven innocent.

Investigators say Sean Hudson, of Greenfield, Indiana, was stabbed Saturday. Police say Scheuermann told them he was defending himself.

The site raised more than $20,000 to help pay for Hudson’s funeral.


Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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