Sex Offender Admits Killing Girl, Police Say

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    It really sux that he likely will not be killed. AS it is he is likely to spend more time in prison than the poor girl spent on earth.

    April 18, 2005
    Sex Offender Admits Killing Girl, Police Say
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


    USKIN, Fla., April 17 (AP) - A registered sex offender has confessed to killing a 13-year-old girl who disappeared a week ago, the police said Sunday.

    The sex offender, David Onstott, 36, was charged with first-degree murder on Sunday, a day after investigators found the girl's body in an abandoned fish pond, said Sheriff David Gee of Hillsborough County.

    The girl, Sarah Lunde, was last seen April 9, shortly after returning home from a church trip. Early the next morning, Mr. Onstott paid an unexpected visit to the family's home to look for Sarah's mother, Kelly May Lunde, whom he once dated, Sheriff Gee said.

    After Sarah let Mr. Onstott into the house, they got into an argument, and Mr. Onstott put her into a chokehold and killed her, the sheriff said.

    Sarah's 17-year-old brother came home and found the front door open and his sister gone, but the family first thought she had gone to a friend's house. She was not reported missing until April 11.

    Mr. Onstott, who has a rape conviction, has been held without bail in the Hillsborough County Jail since Tuesday on unrelated charges. His lawyer, Pat Courtney, did not return a phone call on Sunday.

    Sarah's relatives and members of the small congregation of the First Apostolic Church turned out on Sunday to mourn the loss of the girl.

    Among them were Mark Lunsford, whose daughter Jessica was found dead last month after she was kidnapped from their home in Citrus County, and Roy Brown, whose daughter Amanda was murdered in 1998 by a convicted child molester in Tampa.

    The two men lent their support to the Lunde family this past week, and Mr. Lunsford had helped search for Sarah, saying some of her family members had helped search for his daughter in February.

    Church members said the church had become Sarah's refuge from troubles in her life.




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    ahhhhh but tomorrow is promised to no one-----many "unfortunate" things could lay in wait for him :banana2:
     

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