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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.


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