Skip to comments.Teen Mother Murdered By Co-Worker
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 didnt 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 Lozanos aid during the stabbing.
Lozanos 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 daughters death.
I wish we had the death penalty in Minnesota, Eric Lozano said after the hearing.
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Gee, and he looks like such a nice young man.
How long before we find out this guy had serious mental problems?
Obviously there will be calls to outlaw all knives. /sarc/
Why should they?
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.
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.
I once flushed something down the toilet that looked disturbingly like him!
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.
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.
OK, but over the years, I’ve seen some pretty mean things written here about victims.
They set bail in a 1st degree murder case???
Do judges have to pass any sort of intelligence test to be a judge??
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.
Seems as though this nut has a problem dealing with rejection. Couldnt handle it when a pretty girl doesnt want to come over and get molested by him.
Oh, she thinks shes to good for me does she! Well see about that!
Yaa, that dud is as corny as Kansas in August.
Another argument in favor of open or concealed carry.
If the co-worker had been armed Vinessa Lozano would probably be alive today.
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.
Perhaps a lot of people will do better after their mother is knifed to death, but that’s not my first thought.
Have you been sniffing glue this afternoon?
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.
Where in the actual story does it say anything about her being a mother?
Maybe the headline gave it away?
Also, the father could have been a soldier and died in combat.
Ahh, the title of the story was changed.... Hmmm.
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.
I said, the ‘actual’ story!
What drew the stalker to the young woman? The fact that she was unattached and sexually active? Could those two facts have contributed?
[”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?
I think they have to set bail in all cases, barring extraordinary circumstances. 8th Amendment and all that.
Thanks for researching the incident more fully.
Sounds like you’re a real expert on sexual frustration.
Apologies. I was reading multiple articles and got mixed up.
If you have something to say, jake, say it.
I can see stuff written about the bad people but mean things about the victims???
What and why would yo post a picture of this van.
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.
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.
Lots of ifs. Your use of quotes for single mother is telling.
Lots of ifs. Your use of quotes for single mother is telling.
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.
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?
What “does” it tell?
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.
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.
You are just frustrated. Period.