Retraction--Sex Offender's Body Burned, Beheaded
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT...MY RETRACTION:
I am retracting my statements below regarding the deceased, Daniel Sorensen. I received an email from a friend of his today in which I learned more details.
I never have a problem admitting when I am wrong and I have no qualms about saying "my bad". What I said below was a "my bad"...but that's an understatement.
Daniel Sorensen was legally considered a "sex offender" because when he was in high school he had sex with another girl who was younger, but both were in high school. The crime? They were BOTH underage.
I will admit, when I think of a "sex offender", I see a dirty old pervert molesting or raping some poor victim or a helpless child. In this case I could make an anology in my own life...I suppose my high school boyfriend could have been arrested as a "sex offender"...even though he was only 6 months older than me and in the same grade. We were both 16, and it was consensual. However, I don't think the laws in my home state are that stringent over typical high school sexual behavior.
Therefore, I am retracting what I wrote below and am focusing on WHY David Sorensen was killed. This is the latest information I have learned and collected:
Two teens have been arrested and arraigned in connection of the murder of Daniel Sorensen. Two teens Alexander James Letekemann, 18, and Jean Pierre Orlewicz, 17, have both been charged with first degree homicide and mutilation of a corpse.
No motive has been established as of yet. Investigators called it a "Thrill of the Kill" and stated it was premeditated because Sorensen was lured into Orlewicz's grandfather's garage which was already prepared with a plastic covered tarp covering the floor along with cleaning fluid to cover up evidence. Prosecutors noted that the other teen, 18-year-old Letekeman, was allegedly only involved in disposing of Sorensen's body; however, most details have not been released due to the pending investigation. There are also other persons of interest.
It was noted that Sorensen owed a small amount of money to Orlewicz, but investigators don't believe that was the motive for the killing. Only time will tell in this investigation.
Until then I apologize to the family and friends of this victim.
Now, I happen to believe in vigilante justice. Not in all cases of course, but in cases like the story below. Sometimes the "justice system" can't punish sick people like this enough than what outraged citizens can do. Not that I am saying his sex offender status was the contributatory factor in his death...
Bottom line: If you are a registered sex offender you will be OSTRACIZED for life. Ever see the show "To Catch a Predator" on MSNBC with Chris Hanson? 30+ idiots who sometimes know they have fallen into a trap are caught each day just like fish swimming upstream in order to get 'laid'. This is a disease. And sometimes the severity of the disease is absolutely incurable.
So as far as acting out in vigilante justice on people like this? I say, so be it. I would turn the other cheek because I feel that those who physically hurt others, whether it be physically, sexually or emotionally deserve what they get.
Anyone see the movie or read the book "A Time to Kill"? If not, read or watch and you'll see what I mean. Try the movie or read the book "Sleepers" by Lorenzo Carcaterra as well. It is a true story, unlike John Grisham's "A Time to Kill". Another good example of vigilante justice, but which was stymied in her plot was "Eye for an Eye" with Sally Field finding revenged on her raped and murdered daughter played by the perfect psychopath Kiefer Sutherland.
Police Have Not Identified a Suspect or Motive in the Gruesome Crime
NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Nov. 9, 2007 —
Residents along a cul-de-sac told police they saw a small fire near the spot where the burned and beheaded body of a convicted sex offender was found.
Police said the fire was seen Wednesday night near Hidden Ridge Drive about 20 miles northwest of Detroit in Northville Township, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday.
The body of Daniel Gene-Vincent Sorensen, 26, of River Rouge, was found about 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the end of the cul-de-sac by a township sewer and water department crew, according to the Free Press and The Detroit News.
He was identified by the Michigan State Police through a fingerprint taken from his burned hand. The print also revealed Sorensen had been a registered sex offender in Illinois.
Sorensen's head has not been found and a cause of death has not been released.
"Who would do something like this to my son? It's not real to me right now," said his father, Jim.
Sorenson, of River Rouge, worked as a bar bouncer, his father told WJBK-TV.
The criminal sexual conduct charge stemmed from a relationship the younger Sorenson had had with an underage girl, his father said. His sex offender status was "a cloud that hung over his head," his mother Kim told WXYZ-TV.
"He was a good person ... but he had a rough life," Kim Sorenson said.
We'll see what kind of "good person" he is when his life is revealed. No one gets beheaded for being a good person with a "rough life".