Tommy Reed Gets Life in Prison For Murder of Man He Met Through an iPhone Gay Social Networking App

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Tommy Reed was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder.
Tommy McKey Reed was in a Maricopa County Superior Court this morning where Judge Paul McMurdie sentenced him to life in prison for the 2010 murder of a man he met through a gay social networking app for his iPhone.

Reed pleaded guilty earlier this year to first-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Mark G. Woodland, a man he met, as we mentioned, through a gay social networking iPhone app.

Woodland was found dead at his apartment in the 3800 block of East Greenway Road in Phoenix on April 24, 2010.

Police say Woodland's roommate returned home to the apartment the men shared about 11 p.m. on the night of the murder and noticed that the place had been ransacked.

The roommate called police, who, after searching the apartment, found Woodland's body beaten and stabbed in a downstairs bathroom.

The roommate told police that Woodland had sent him a text message at 5 p.m. saying he was going to pick up a male date. He sent a second text at about 6 p.m. to make sure the roommate had left the apartment. 

After finding his body, and his ransacked apartment, police tracked down a friend of Woodland's in California, who told them Woodland had met his "date" by using a social networking application used by gay men to meet each other.

The app uses a GPS positioning system to locate "dates" based on a person's proximity with other users.

Police were given Woodland's date's user name for the app by his friend in California, as well as a description of the man last seen with Woodland by one of his neighbors.

Three days after the murder, police tracked down a suspect whose iPhone arranged the date with Woodland and matched the description of the man given to police. That man was then-19-year-old Reed.

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Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

Don't trust ANYONE dude, Just common sense.

Stock.Freak
Stock.Freak

Tommy will pay in jail for the rest of his life.. sad, but he deserves it.. he attacked the guy because he was an easy prey.. I learned not to trust innocent looking people like tommy.

Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

No kidding, those doe eyes and girlish pout just scream "faggot rape" in prison.Die, scumbag.

Coz
Coz

They're going to love that pretty face in prison.

Eleanor
Eleanor

Another said story of a young gay person who doesn't have anybody help them understand themselves better. 

I hope that a certain young man here in Tempe finds his way and doesn't resort to this instead of just trying to kill himself once a month.

Dark Man
Dark Man

He'll end up just being some other male inmate's "girlfriend" the better half of his pathetic life and nothing more and not much.

Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

Guess the old dude shoulda stuck to "dates" in the city park bathrooms. At least a passerby might have heard his screams.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

"Tossing Salads.' He will soon have an app for that.

BoobsAreForFun
BoobsAreForFun

They were caught up in a web of dirty gayness. Young Tommy will be the belle of the ball now in Florence.

Stock.Freak
Stock.Freak

I knew this guy,he was in juvenile jail most of his life, sad, but he had mental issues,his parents left him long time ago, and he was a meth addict.cops found in his residence that they did not post. He was also had a heavy bad ora around him..

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