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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The face of a killer: Ronald Joseph Dominique

I posted on the serial killer that was arrested here in Houma before, Here, Here and Here. Now the story gets really disturbing. Ronald J. Dominique has now confessed to 23 murders. On the last post, I covered the stories of his arrest. This time, I will get more into the story and the turn of events since his arrest. This really is disturbing on so many levels. Ronald seems to be a person that was an outcast that was gay, and seems to also be an outcast within the gay community. While that remains to be really looked into, I will cover some facts that have come to light on his background. Like the fact that Dominique was previously charged with rape of another man in 1996, but was not prosecuted because the victim could not be found.

An update yesterday evening, brings the official charges of murder to 11, while he has confessed to killing 23. With so much info to go over, I will have to treat this one as a series. Consider this just one more in that series. I know someone who's brother fell prey to this man. I will continue to process the info and report on this story as it goes on.

Serial-killer suspect tells police why he did it

The man who allegedly admitted to murdering nearly two dozen men told authorities he did so to keep them quiet after raping them.

Ronald Joseph Dominique, 42, of Bayou Blue, is formally charged with killing 11 men over a period spanning nearly a decade. Police say he’s admitted to killing 23, and there may be others whose deaths haven’t been discovered yet.


Earlier this year, The Courier compiled a list of 23 men whose bodies were found dumped in remote areas, mostly ditches and sugar-cane fields. The most recent murder occurred two months ago. The earliest attributed to Dominique was in 1997. Police said today that Dominique confessed to all those murders.
Sources close to the investigation have said he may have killed more men whose bodies were never discovered.

For special coverage by the Houma Daily Courier, you can go Here.

Photos from the Houma Daily Courier.

UPDATE: CNN has something on the story.

HOUMA, Louisiana (AP) -- A man has confessed to strangling or suffocating 23 men during an eight-year killing spree and dumping their bodies in remote spots in seven parishes, police said.

Ronald J. Dominique, 42, was charged with nine additional counts of murder on Monday, bringing the total to 11 counts against him -- 10 for first-degree murder and one for second-degree murder.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said Dominique confessed to killing 23 men, all males between the ages of 16 and 46, between 1997 and 2005. (Watch what led a task force to Dominique Video)

"He stated how, when and where they were killed," Larpenter said.

Joseph Waitz, the parish's district attorney, said his office will seek the death penalty against Dominique, who was being held Monday in Terrebonne Parish jail.


Mary said...

Seriously chilling.

Peacechick Mary said...

My mind just can not comprehend this. The man is so seriously sick. Incredible.

Donnie McDaniel said...

It blows the mind to think that someone could do this.

Neith said...

There must be something seriously wrong with this guy's hardwiring . . . psycopath comes to mind. Great blog you got going here, Donnie!!

HillCountryGal said...

Holy shit! 23???? OMG. What a piece of garbage.

Donnie McDaniel said...

Neith, thanks for stopping by and thanks for the compliment. More info is coming out now. The guy is way out there!

HCG, That's just the ones they know about now. There is the possibility that some more were killed and they have not been found yet.

Bob said...

That this predator existed and preyed upon vulnerable, at-risk adult males is not surprising. What this case reveals is that U.S. law enforcement continually fails to treat the existence of missing adult males as a serious problem. It took 8 years before local police connected the disappearence of young men & the discovery of dead bodies as something sinister. Once again, police demonstrated deliberate indifference toward these victims.

Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Chilling, and all those forgotten people. We have a society that considers so many people throwaways that it gives these psychopaths a sense of security that no one will be looking for their victims. This guy is truly creepy. No wonder he was an outcast, others must have smelled something really fishy about this guy.

AlaskaBaby said...

that's some freaky shit. you don't hear a lot about male on male predators, I'm sure it's a story just waiting to be told and that this is just the beginning.

Anonymous said...

Yea.. He is a sick #$@&.. I know him, I went ot school with him. He was a weard bastard then.
all through Grade school and
Thibodaux High School 81 & 82 I dont remember if he finished in 83 or not.

Donnie McDaniel said...

Anon, did you mean to say that the sick FUCK is a Sick FUCK? If so, I have made the corrections for you. SICK FUCK!!! Feel free to express yourself here.

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