Skip to comments.Police: Teen Burned Alive Over Pregnancy
Posted on 03/03/2006 10:05:22 AM PST by Cagey
A 20-year-old man in Ocoee, Fla., was charged with murder after he confessed to pouring gasoline over his ex-girlfriend and then setting her on fire because she may have been pregnant, police told Local 6 News.
Winter Garden police officers investigating a report of a car fire noticed a small fire on the east side of County Road 545 on Feb. 25.
When officers extinguished the flames, they found the body of Amelia Sookdeo, 17, burned beyond recognition.
Sookdeo was reported missing by her mother earlier the same day after she left her home through a window without her parents' knowledge.
An investigation into the homicide led to Sookdeo's ex-boyfriend, Dane Abdool, 20, who at first denied any involvement in the crime, according to the report.
However, when police confronted him with inconsistencies in his story and presented a set of tire marks from his car photographed at the scene, Abdool confessed to the crime, Local 6 News reported.
"He admitted that he had met his former girlfriend that night, she sneaked out and he picked her up and went to his apartment in Ocoee," Winter Garden Police Chief George Brennan said. "From there they left and had an argument and he took her down County Road 545, forced her out of the car. He poured gasoline on her and ignited it."
Abdool told police that he was arguing with Sookdeo over her possible pregnancy and he was just trying to scare her, Local 6 News reported.
"The medical examiner found no evidence that she was having a baby," Local 6 reporter Mike DeForest said.
Duct tape was found at the scene, along with gloves to which Abdool would have had access to at his work, police said.
Abdool was charged with first-degree murder late Thursday.
Horrific comes to mind.
Amelia Sookdeo, 17
Dane Abdool. A Muslim with the first name of "Dane?"
Irony can be really ironic sometimes.
"Abdool"? TROP or just ahomicidal maniac?
Where am I going? And why am I in this hand-basket??
That would be a good use for it
Oh FATHER, what have we the People become???
When police confronted Dane Abdool with inconsistencies in his story and presented a set of tire marks from his car photographed at the scene, he confessed to the crime, Local 6 News reported.
He deserves the same, for sure.
Only after pouring gasoline over him.
That way, if they want to get rid of Ol' Sparky, it could go out in a real useful blaze of glory.
Sounds like a bad cartoon.
Poor guy apparently doesn't watch CSI.
An example of a "Cut-rate abortion". (Sarcasm) Just think, if he had MD after his name, he would probably get away with it.
And don't bother to dampen the sponge. (Anyone who saw "The Green Mile" will know what I'm talking about)
God, I would be so happy if her parents and their neighbors would just take him out somewhere and do the same to him. I'd love to be on the jury at their trial. I'd charge them $50 for starting a fire without a permit and let 'em go.
These maniacs are putting themseves on the "Shoot on Sight" list.
Yes. Dry-sponge this one.
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