Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger, currently in Australia and interviewed at the Melbourne premiere of Ang Lee’s film, had a couple of things to say about Larry Miller‘s refusing to show it in Salt Lake City last weekend. But Ledger’s claim that West Virginia had lynchings “only 25 years ago” appears suspect. According to this June 2005 Washington Post article about Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia (who was a former member of the Ku Klux Klan), the last lynching in West Virginia was in 1931.