GoFundMe shuts down page for CU stabbing suspect

Posted at 8:04 AM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 10:04:24-05

Supporters of a man accused of stabbing a fellow University of Colorado student to death 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 Ian Scheuermann's family raised more than $4,000 before their account was closed.

The removal is consistent with company policy.

Police say Scheuermann told them he was defending himself.

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Investigators say Sean Hudson was stabbed multiple times early Saturday morning.

Officers were called to the area of Broadway and Walnut Streets around 2:07 a.m. after an argument escalated into violence, according to a press release from the Boulder Police Department.

Hudson's family says he earned a master's degree in psychology earlier this year and was working on a PhD.

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