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Teen Mother Murdered By Co-Worker
West Central Tribune ^ | January 17, 2012

Posted on 01/17/2012 11:37:13 AM PST by Thunderballer

MONTEVIDEO — Unconditional bail was set at $750,000 this morning for Darek Jon Nelson, 24, of Montevideo, who faces murder and manslaughter charges for the stabbing death of 18-year-old Vinessa Lozano Friday night in Montevideo.

Nelson made his first appearance before District Judge Dwayne Knutsen in Chippewa County District Court.

According to the complaint, Nelson began planning to kill Lozano on Jan. 9, after he became upset that Lozano didn’t come to his home on Jan. 8. Nelson told investigators that he hid a knife in his hooded sweatshirt while he worked his shift at the Pizza Ranch restaurant. He then ambushed co-worker Lozano from behind as she left the restaurant, stabbing her more than 30 times.

The last portion of the stabbing was captured on the video recorder of the first Montevideo Police squad car responding to the scene. Lozano also identified Nelson as her killer to the responding officer. She later died at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital.

During the incident, Nelson also chased away another restaurant worker who attempted to come to Lozano’s aid during the stabbing.

Lozano’s mother and stepfather, Robin and Dalton Savoy, of Montevideo and her father, Eric Lozano, of Willmar, attended the hearing. The Savoys said they have been overwhelmed by community support since their daughter’s death.

“I wish we had the death penalty in Minnesota,” Eric Lozano said after the hearing.

(Excerpt) Read more at wctrib.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: crime; murder; stalker
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Such obsessions can be very dangerous. Such a tragedy.
1 posted on 01/17/2012 11:37:26 AM PST by Thunderballer
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To: Thunderballer

Gee, and he looks like such a nice young man.

2 posted on 01/17/2012 11:40:51 AM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Thunderballer

3 posted on 01/17/2012 11:47:29 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Thunderballer
Had to put her picture up. Why is it they always show the bad guy but never the victim?

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4 posted on 01/17/2012 11:53:31 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Bullish

How long before we find out this guy had serious mental problems?


5 posted on 01/17/2012 11:57:25 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Thunderballer

Obviously there will be calls to outlaw all knives. /sarc/


6 posted on 01/17/2012 12:00:48 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: SkyDancer

Why should they?


7 posted on 01/17/2012 12:01:30 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: PLMerite

All left wings thinkers have serious mental problems. They are all mentally ill and haters. They are filled with anger and the need to destroy others and control everything.....to make themselves “feel” ok.


8 posted on 01/17/2012 12:03:40 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: stuartcr

Dunno - I think they should put the picture of the perp along with his/her victim. Seems to me that it tends to “glorify” the person. If the picture of the victim is out in general public (like this one) I’d say put it up together.


9 posted on 01/17/2012 12:06:29 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Bullish

I once flushed something down the toilet that looked disturbingly like him!


11 posted on 01/17/2012 12:12:44 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: SkyDancer

I disagree. Seems like it is insensitive. What would you prefer, if it had been your daughter? I don’t think it’s anyone’s busines. Besides, people tend to make all kinds of remarks and judgements about a person, just by looking at their picture.


12 posted on 01/17/2012 12:14:22 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: stuartcr

The picture was in the news. I just wanted to post it to show everyone here the life he took so horribly - 30 stab wounds!!!
If the picture is not in the news then it’s private, if it is then it’s public domain.


13 posted on 01/17/2012 12:18:27 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: SkyDancer

OK, but over the years, I’ve seen some pretty mean things written here about victims.


14 posted on 01/17/2012 12:20:33 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Thunderballer

They set bail in a 1st degree murder case???
Do judges have to pass any sort of intelligence test to be a judge??


15 posted on 01/17/2012 12:25:23 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Bullish

Looks a little crazy.....like a guy who would be part of one of those Occupy groups.
String him up...and let him die a slow death.


16 posted on 01/17/2012 12:35:17 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: PLMerite; Bullish
According to the complaint, Nelson began planning to kill Lozano on Jan. 9, after he became upset that Lozano didn’t come to his home on Jan. 8.

Seems as though this nut has a problem dealing with rejection. Couldn’t handle it when a pretty girl doesn’t want to come over and get molested by him.

“Oh, she thinks she’s to good for me does she! We’ll see about that!”

Yaa, that dud is as corny as Kansas in August.

18 posted on 01/17/2012 12:43:43 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Thunderballer
During the incident, Nelson also chased away another restaurant worker who attempted to come to Lozano’s aid during the stabbing

Another argument in favor of open or concealed carry.

If the co-worker had been armed Vinessa Lozano would probably be alive today.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 12:50:37 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: bvw

???


20 posted on 01/17/2012 12:51:39 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: stuartcr

Also perhaps if she was not a single mother, if she was married, a wife and mother, the murderous stalker would never have appeared in her life.


21 posted on 01/17/2012 1:08:14 PM PST by bvw
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To: bvw

Perhaps a lot of people will do better after their mother is knifed to death, but that’s not my first thought.


22 posted on 01/17/2012 1:10:41 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: bvw

Have you been sniffing glue this afternoon?


23 posted on 01/17/2012 1:11:40 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: bvw

Sure, people that plan to stab you 30 times at work are very respectful of family situations, just as this one was respectful of the fact she was a mom.


24 posted on 01/17/2012 1:14:25 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Thunderballer

Where in the actual story does it say anything about her being a mother?


25 posted on 01/17/2012 1:15:45 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: bramps

Maybe the headline gave it away?


26 posted on 01/17/2012 1:21:10 PM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: bvw

Also, the father could have been a soldier and died in combat.


27 posted on 01/17/2012 1:23:08 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: bramps

Ahh, the title of the story was changed.... Hmmm.


28 posted on 01/17/2012 1:23:18 PM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: Thunderballer

Actually, at 18 years of age, other articles explain she had an 18 month old child and a fiancee. So she was pregnant by 16. Befriended this guy at work he became obsessed with her.


29 posted on 01/17/2012 1:25:55 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: b4its2late

I said, the ‘actual’ story!


30 posted on 01/17/2012 1:26:16 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: stuartcr
What happened happened, and not alternative imagined scenarios.

What drew the stalker to the young woman? The fact that she was unattached and sexually active? Could those two facts have contributed?

31 posted on 01/17/2012 1:32:22 PM PST by bvw
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To: Williams

[”Honey badger don’t care” — how inappropriate in context of the subject and your emotional reaction to my post!]

Do you care about the orphaned child or children?

To kill someone by stabbing them 30 times is remarkable, an indicator of sexual passion, is it not?


32 posted on 01/17/2012 1:39:24 PM PST by bvw
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I think they have to set bail in all cases, barring extraordinary circumstances. 8th Amendment and all that.


33 posted on 01/17/2012 1:40:25 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Williams

Thanks for researching the incident more fully.


34 posted on 01/17/2012 1:40:48 PM PST by bvw
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To: bvw

Sounds like you’re a real expert on sexual frustration.


35 posted on 01/17/2012 1:46:23 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: b4its2late

Apologies. I was reading multiple articles and got mixed up.


36 posted on 01/17/2012 1:48:40 PM PST by Thunderballer
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To: bramps

If you have something to say, jake, say it.


37 posted on 01/17/2012 1:51:18 PM PST by bvw
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To: stuartcr

I can see stuff written about the bad people but mean things about the victims???


38 posted on 01/17/2012 1:54:01 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: fishtank

What and why would yo post a picture of this van.


39 posted on 01/17/2012 1:54:24 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulture & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists,)
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40 posted on 01/17/2012 1:57:44 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: bvw
To kill someone by stabbing them 30 times is remarkable, an indicator of sexual passion, is it not?

Not really. An old cop told me once that multiple stab wounds are the norm, simply because it takes a few minutes to die of stabbing and people who are trying to kill you by stabbing don't stop until you're dead.

41 posted on 01/17/2012 2:01:52 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: bvw

You are actually reaching to blame the girl for being stabbed to death by a sick monster. Very warped thinking. Possibly brought on by sexual frustration.


42 posted on 01/17/2012 2:04:16 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: bvw

Lots of ifs. Your use of quotes for single mother is telling.


43 posted on 01/17/2012 2:08:09 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: bvw

Lots of ifs. Your use of quotes for single mother is telling.


44 posted on 01/17/2012 2:08:21 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: SkyDancer

Are you a victimologist? The one victim is the child. Considering the likelihood that child will be adopted by the grandmother and step-grandfather, the child has a better chance in life. Being the child of a poor single mom is rough.

Perhaps the young woman was indeed engaged. That’s the report, take it for what any post-facto news report is worth. The reality is she was not married, and she was one to two years along as a mother.

We all hope the child will have a happy life. We hopefully wish all mothers would be married, and sympathize with the poor children born into this chaotic world without a real Dad.


45 posted on 01/17/2012 2:10:29 PM PST by bvw
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Objection noted, and a reasonable one. Gruesome subject. The assailant intended to murder, as he stabs and stabs until death is obvious.

Still, death by such stabbing still speaks to sexual passion, iirc. Did your friend say what the motives were in those cases of homicide involving many stabbings?


46 posted on 01/17/2012 2:19:33 PM PST by bvw
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To: stuartcr

What “does” it tell?


47 posted on 01/17/2012 2:21:26 PM PST by bvw
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To: bramps

I’m not sexually frustrated. I am a student of predator prey situations. This was one.

My hunch is her “single motherhood” combined with her felicity towards him aroused the murderous passions in the predator.


48 posted on 01/17/2012 2:24:17 PM PST by bvw
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To: bvw

Huh? All I did was go to the news site that showed that woman and posted it here so people could see what this murderer did. This place gets crazier every day.


49 posted on 01/17/2012 2:26:59 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: bvw

You are just frustrated. Period.


50 posted on 01/17/2012 2:29:51 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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