Attorney Uses Hitman Fixation as Excuse for Murder
I was watching CNN yesterday as reporters and “legal experts” yapped on and off about 18-year-old Jean-Pierre Orlewicz who is on trial for a heinous murder. Apparently Jean-Pierre and his friend Alexander Letkemann stabbed 26-year old Daniel Sorenson multiple times in the back sawed off his head and then burned the body before ditching it. While listening to some of the testimony from his friend who helped, I was saddened for the family of the victim who had to sit there in the courtroom and hear about Daniel’s greusome last minutes on earth. I also felt bad for the parents of the murderer, because they have to live the rest of their lives knowing that they raised a monster, and when the camera would pan over to them – the blank stares on their faces said it all. Valium.What a horrible, horrible thing.
Apparently, I missed this little tidbit while tuning in and out of the proceedings yesterday: The defense attorney, James Thomas has used the lamest, most uneducated excuse in the book for his client’s psychotic behavior – Hitman made him do it. I am utterly speechless about this, so here is an excerpt from CNN News discussing this thanks to GamePolitics:
We’ve heard some testimony today that’s very interesting! Before the killing took place! J.P. Orlewicz, the defendant, used to say, ” I want to commit a crime! and not get caught and be able to get away with it! So now we see the mindset of a young man that is fixated on doing harm, according to the prosecution witnesses. Fixated on committing a crime! Because you wonder how something like this can happen!
How did the defense deal with that? They dealt with it with a video game called Hitman that he used to watch, and it was a video game where you got impressions that you would kill somebody, hit them from their back side where they were not aware that they were being killed. And, so the defense is probably going to focus on that there was not a true intent to commit a crime, just a fixation with this video game.
Apparently I missed the part in Hitman where he and a friend lure a guy to a garage, have a tarp and cleaning supplies ready, slit his throat, repeatedly stab the guy, remove the head, use a blowtorch on the hands and feet in an attempt to hide the victim’s identity, cut the head off, dump the torso, set it on fire, and drop the head into a local river. Maybe there is some really strange mod that adds this to the game I am missing out on. What a load of bull****. If I ever get in trouble for something, remind me not to hire James Thomas as an attorney – even for something as minor as a parking ticket. I realize that most lawyers will grasp at any straw available to get their client off the hook, but this is the tiniest, stupidest, and flimsiest straw I have ever seen in my life. Jean-Pierre is a sicko and no video game in the world made him do anything. He did it because he is psycho, plain and simple.