Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:59:23 AM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Friends of Mygatt Street Murder Victim Share Memories, Plan Vigil

Friends of 22-year-old Jordan Dordell describe him as the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off of his back.

Dordell was the victim of the gruesome murder at 32 Mygatt Street early Monday morning.

"He was the kind of person who would give someone a second or third chance in a heartbeat and for him to open up his house and this is what he gets in return is just sad," said friend of Jordan Dordell Josh Shafer. 

Dordell's friends said he even took in 25-year-old Nigel Saunders into his home here on Mygatt Street when he needed a place to say.  Saunders is now one of the men accused of murdering Dordell Monday morning.

"This guy did some pretty wrong things to Jordan,  Jordan did what he had to do and when the guy had gotten out of jail, this is what happened," said Shafer.

According to investigators, Saunders and 21-year-old Julian Talamantez beat, stabbed, tied down and poured lighter fluid on Dordell and his pregnant 19-year-old fiance before they set the home on fire.

"The people that did it, I don't even have words," said Shafer.

"It was hard for me to wrap my mind around exactly that someone could do something so horrific to another human being," said Monique McIntyre.

Dordell had been living in the home with his fiance and his mother who passed away in April.  His friends said he was focused on his family and expecting his first child.

McIntyre knew Dordell since he was seven years old. She said he was always full of energy and will remember his sense of humor.

"He would always try to make people laugh.  Try to lighten up the mood no matter what the situation was.  He was very caring," said McIntyre.

"A great person.  He was going to be a great father.  A great brother, a great son.  He did everything that anyone would of expected him to do," said Shafer.

Shafer is organizing a vigil to celebrate Dordell's life. It's scheduled to take place Sunday at 5 pm in front of Dordell's home at 32 Mygatt Street. Hundreds are expected to attend.

For more information on the vigil, visit the Candle Lighting for Jordan Dordell Facebook Page.

VIEW VIDEO

Additional Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/172643326275790/?ref=br_tf


View Related Articles: Binghamton, Broome County or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


NYS Department of Transportation Holds Open House in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
A road construction project in Vestal could lead to less car accidents in the near future.   The New York State Department of Transportation held an open house tonight at Vestal Town Hall to... more

Binghamton University Students Give Solar and Energy Efficiency Presentations VIEW VIDEO
Is New York sunny enough to use solar energy? According to four Binghamton University students, the answer is yes.   Southern Tier Solar Works interns hosted a a lunch-and-learn at the ... more

Craft Beer Affects Binghamton Community VIEW VIDEO
What do drafts and suds have to do with dollars and cents? An expert visits Binghamton Rotary Club to talk about it.     Michael Weisel  the owner of The Galaxy Brewing Company is speaking to... more

Community Enjoys First Day of Broome Co. Fair VIEW VIDEO
Now's your chance to get some funnel cakes, cotton candy and all the greasy stuff that tastes oh so good! The Broome County Fair opened its door's today welcoming people of all ages. The roar... more

Vestal Police Youth Academy Gets K-9 Demonstration VIEW VIDEO
Officer Jared Fiacco brought his k-9 partner "Kai" to Vestal High School today to show the kids enrolled in the Vestal Police Youth Academy how the Vestal Police Department uses its one K-9 unit.... more

Aaron Powell Murder Trial: Day Six VIEW VIDEO
Testimony continued today in the murder trial of Aaron Powell, the Town of Binghamton man accused of killing his estranged wife and her friend. Testimony Tuesday focused on DNA evidence. Day 6... more

Unemployment in Binghamton improves, still down from 2013 VIEW VIDEO
The latest unemployment numbers show a slight uptake in the jobless rate in Binghamton over the past month, but a big drop from a year ago...   The jobless rate in June was 6.5 percent. That's up... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...