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Neighbor charged in strangling of girl in Pennsylvania
Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 5/10/11 | Dave Warner

Posted on 05/10/2011 5:28:12 PM PDT by markomalley

A neighbor was arrested on Tuesday for raping and strangling a 9-year-old girl whose bloody body was found in a dumpster at their apartment complex in a Philadelphia suburb.

James Lee Troutman, 36, was charged with 10 criminal counts in the death of Skyler Kauffman, whose bloody corpse was found a few hours after she disappeared on Monday.

"Troutman admitted he choked Skyler to death with his hands," police said in an affidavit filed in court.

"He also admitted that Skyler's head hit the floor a couple of times as least," the affidavit said. "Troutman stated that after he murdered Skyler, 'I got rid of her. I think the dumpster.'

An autopsy showed the girl died of asphyxia and blunt force trauma, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Erisa Vetri Therman.

An angry crowd screamed "Dirtbag!" and "You're a piece of trash!" as Troutman, handcuffed and wearing a bulletproof vest, entered the courthouse -- which is next door to the apartment house where the crime occurred -- on Tuesday afternoon.

He was charged with first and second degree murder, kidnapping, rape of a child with serious bodily injury, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful restraint of a child, false imprisonment, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; hellawaitsyou; psycho; specialplaceinhell

1 posted on 05/10/2011 5:28:13 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Back in the day when justice was done, all it would have taken is a rope and a tall tree.


2 posted on 05/10/2011 5:29:45 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: markomalley

is he dead yet?
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3 posted on 05/10/2011 5:31:29 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: kittymyrib
... involuntary deviant sexual intercourse ...

Involuntary?

4 posted on 05/10/2011 5:31:54 PM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: markomalley
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Perp

Poor baby, she didn't deserve that.

The scumbag should be killed, by mob if need be.

5 posted on 05/10/2011 5:36:54 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Spirochete

involuntary deviant sexual intercourse...

Written by a RAT. Will get a RAT lawyer, a RAT judge, and RAT jury.

Poor victim of society will live to DO IT AGAIN if bleeding hearts have anything to do with it.

Let’s keep up on this story.


6 posted on 05/10/2011 5:38:27 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: markomalley

7 posted on 05/10/2011 5:38:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: markomalley

I’m sure it just came out of the blue with this guy. Like no-one that knew him even imagined he was capable of doing something like this... Yeah, right.


8 posted on 05/10/2011 5:41:04 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: markomalley

Some people just don’t deserve the oxygen they breathe.


9 posted on 05/10/2011 5:45:33 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Dogbert41

I’d rather believe otherwise but it seems sometimes these really sick killers do have a way of appearing normal to many if not all others.

I remember for example the BTK killer, what was that, had a wife and kids and a job and did volunteer work and neighbors and none of them suspected a thing.

There have been others, several, whose names don’t pop up right away that have been convicted even of multiple murders who have many, many people who testify that they seemed normal.

Of course you have the Kacynskis and the creeps who held the girl in Antioch and the abductors of the Utah girl who behaved like obvious loonies.

It is unsettling and I wish it weren’t so, but I do believe that some very violent and wicked people can present as completely normal when they choose to.


10 posted on 05/10/2011 5:46:52 PM PDT by Persevero (We don't need Superman -- we have the Special Forces)
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To: Persevero
I remember for example the BTK killer, what was that, had a wife and kids and a job and did volunteer work and neighbors and none of them suspected a thing.

Associates of the BTK killer commented that he was a bit of a control freak.

11 posted on 05/10/2011 5:51:22 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Spirochete

involuntary = without consent of the victim, as in not statutory rape.


12 posted on 05/10/2011 5:58:02 PM PDT by Valpal1 ("No clever arrangement of bad eggs ever made a good omelet." ~ C.S. Lewis)
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To: markomalley

I’d like to have five minutes with this scum and a baseball bat.


13 posted on 05/10/2011 6:03:40 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Persevero

hmmm.


14 posted on 05/10/2011 6:04:10 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Grizzled Bear

“Associates of the BTK killer commented that he was a bit of a control freak. “

A few did, yes, but none had the slightest notion that he was sexual torturer.

I’ve known a few control freaks in my life. None were serial murderers, as far as I know.

It would be nice to think we could “spot” the bad guys if we watched out. I wish it were so. I don’t think it always is.


15 posted on 05/10/2011 6:07:25 PM PDT by Persevero (We don't need Superman -- we have the Special Forces)
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To: clee1
Sad. Anymore said, I would be banned from here.

Just too much of this stuff goes on.

16 posted on 05/10/2011 6:08:07 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: clee1

Have a party with a ton of beer and superglue every exit port ... nostrils last.


17 posted on 05/10/2011 6:14:00 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Persevero
There have been others, several, whose names don’t pop up right away that have been convicted even of multiple murders who have many, many people who testify that they seemed normal.

The name Ted Bundy should ring a bell. - Of course Florida took out the trash after the other states did not.

It is unsettling and I wish it weren’t so, but I do believe that some very violent and wicked people can present as completely normal when they choose to.

Yes. - Classic sociopathic behavior

18 posted on 05/10/2011 6:16:19 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: markomalley

I always question the use of bullet-proof vests on such reprehensible people. Of course, I should consider the possibility that he is being reailroaded, but by the sounds of the story, it looks like they practically caught the guy red-handed, i. e. with the victim’s blood on his body and clothes.


19 posted on 05/10/2011 7:05:26 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Persevero

“but none had the slightest notion that he was sexual torturer.”

Oh I think this is true for almost all of these evil people.

Remember David “son of sam” Berkowitz? Didn’t he work for the Post office?

The only one I can think of who really looked the part was Charles Manson.

If you could see their evil clearly they wouldn’t last 5 minutes, that’s the thing.


20 posted on 05/10/2011 8:07:29 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: markomalley

I already have a friend who is a member of the club that does NOT want more people to be eligible to join: Parents of Murdered children.


21 posted on 05/11/2011 5:14:50 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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