Lesbian Couple in Colorado Charged After Allegedly Faking Hate Crime | Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin

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Back in October, a lesbian couple in Colorado called the police after they allegedly found the words “Kill the Gay” scrawled in red across their garage, and a noose hanging from their front door.

When asked, the couple told officers they believed that the hateful acts were retaliation from their neighbors and the homeowner’s association, who were allegedly upset that the couple did not pick up after their dogs.

However, they refused to “submit to hate” and posted these signs on their garage in defiance:

Lesbian Couple in Colorado Charged After Allegedly Faking Hate Crime | Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin

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Perhaps the women didn’t anticipate how seriously the issue would be treated, because nearly eight months later, with the full force of the FBI involved, authorities are saying the women themselves may have been responsible for the acts. They have been charged with both criminal mischief and false reporting, and one of the women, Aimee Whitchurch, faces an additional charge of forgery.

Fox 31 reported on the matter, saying the couple declined to take a lie detector test, but maintain their innocence.

“It’s a betrayal.  This is a government that’s supposed to protect us.  People came out and pretended they were interested in what’s going on,” Whitchurch declared.  “This is a fight I’m right on…I have every right to live where I want to live.”

Watch Fox 31′s full report, below:

(H/T: Gateway Pundit)