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Suspects Arrested in Mygatt St. Murder

(Source: Jeremy Donovan)

BINGHAMTON --  "This is one of the most viscous, horrific crimes I've seen in 34 years," Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski said.

Two men, Julian Talamantez, 21, and Nigel Saunders, 25, have been arrested and charged with First-Degree Murder and First-Degree Attempted Murder.  Both men were arraigned in City of Binghamton Court Tuesday morning where they both plead not guilty and were remanded to Broome County Jail without bail.

"They're animals.  How can a human being do this to another human being?  Beat them viciously with a blunt object, stab them repeatedly, set them ablaze, I don't know what makes people do things like that," Zikuski said.

At 6:01 Monday morning Binghamton police responded to an emergency call placed by a 19-year-old female victim saying her boyfriend had been murdered.  When police arrived the house was found on fire.  Crews extinguished the blaze and found Jordan Dordell, 22, of Binghamton, dead in the basement.  Dordell and the 19-year-old female, who's name is being withheld, were both brutally beaten, stabbed, tied down, doused with charcoal lighter fluid, and set on fire.  Police say the suspects allegedly set a second fire in the house to cover the crime.  A dog was also doused in the fluid.  The dog survived and has been recovered by police.

"Obviously they left her [19-year-old victim] for dead.  With all those severe injuries she was able to break out a basement window once she thought they were gone, and escaped, and that's when she went to the neighbors residence," Aikuski said.

The 19-year-old victim was stabbed upwards of a dozen times, Zikuski said she suffered around 20 stab wounds.  She used a broom handle to break the basement window to escape.  When authorities arrived, she was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.  She is six months pregnant.  Tuesday, her condition was upgraded.  She and the baby are expected to recover and survive.

Police say the two suspects stole one of the victims' cars which was found on Endicott Street in Johnson City.  The two suspects were apprehended nearby on the West Side of the City of Binghamton.

The exact relationship between the victims and the suspects is not being revealed at this time, and police will not comment on motive.   

While there was forced entry into the house, Zikuski said it was not a random act.

"I'm sure people in the city and the community are upset and worried about what's going on.  This was not a random act, at least one of the suspects was known to the victims," he said.

Saunders was paroled from state prison one month ago on criminal sale of a controlled substance charges and, according to Zikuski, has a severe record from his past.

Talamantez has a DWI pending in the City of Binghamton.  He moved to New York from Florida in April.  Police have not found a record of any other charges out of state, but the investigation is on-going.


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