Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 5:39:21 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


UPDATE: Woman Hit and Killed By Train In Endwell VIEW VIDEO
A 38 year old white woman has died after being hit by a train. Just after 6 o'clock this evening, scanner reports indicated a person hit by a train in Endwell on a section of the tracks between... more

Thousands of Children and even More Easter Eggs VIEW VIDEO
With Easter this Sunday, thousands of children gathered to  celebrate the holiday with fun activities throughout the day. "It's great. I mean it's a great event for the community to come out here... more

Fugitive Behind Bars with Robbery Charges VIEW VIDEO
A Binghamton man on the run for months was apprehended Friday--and is now facing charges. Police say that after a brief foot chase Friday afternoon Kareem Gibson ran into a home at 49 Clark Street... more

Man Arrested with Sawed-Off Shotgun VIEW VIDEO
And yesterday afternoon a man was arrested in Delaware County for possessing a sawed-off shotgun.   22 year old Sean Reeves of Meridale was arrested after Delaware County Investigators received a... more

Local Butchers Prepare for Easter VIEW VIDEO
And of course we are now only a few hours away from  Easter, and those celebrating across the area are preparing their holiday meals.   FOX 40 stopped by Butcher Boys in Endicott today, where... more

Easter Egg Hunt at Rec Park VIEW VIDEO
And just a few miles away, there were even more Easter eggs and celebrations taking place.   Rec Park in Binghamton held it's 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt today. Nearly 1500 people  attended the... more

Locals Celebrate Easter Vigil VIEW VIDEO
Catholic churches all throughout the world are holding Easter Vigils this evening, in what is known to be their holiest week of the year. St. Anthony of Padua Church in Endicott held their vigil... 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.

FOX 40 Poll


Which Social Media Site Do You Use The Most?
 
Twitter
 
Facebook
 
LinkedIn
 
MySpace
 
Other
 
None
   

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 .

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