10-27-2004, 11:57 PM #1Former Member
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CA - Necrophilia was motive in murder of Christy McKendall, 16
A prosecutor told jurors necrophilia inspired the killing of a 16-year-old girl who was lured to a remote area and beaten to death before the teen defendant and another man had sex with the corpse.
"What you will hear may seem very disturbing. There's violence of the worst kind," Deputy District Attorney Lewis Cope told the jury during opening statements Monday in Joshua Curnutte's murder trial.
Curnutte, 17, and Jonathan Stephens, 21, formed a gang they called North Side Necrophiliacs and on April 2, 2002, they and Luke Miller, 16, lured Christy McKendall to Little Sand Canyon on the pretense of looking at a marijuana garden allegedly planted by Stephens, Cope said. At the mouth of the canyon, Curnutte and Miller held down the Highland girl's arms and legs while Stephens choked her into unconsciousness, the prosecutor said.
"It was not enough that Jonathan Stephens would squeeze the life out of Christy McKendall," said Cope, noting Stephens allegedly picked up a eucalyptus log and struck the victim. "With that log in his hands, he brought it down on her face again, and again, and again, and again."Stephens and Curnutte then had sex with her body, Cope said.
11-05-2004, 07:46 AM #2
"What hear may seem disturbing"??
There's no "seeming" about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's more than just disturbing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The saints are the sinners who keep trying...
05-21-2015, 03:08 PM #3
From December 2004:
Over two years of court dates ended Monday morning as San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge Bob Krug sentenced Joshua Allen Curnutte, 17, to 15 years to life in prison for the April 2, 2002, murder of Christy McKendall...
Miller was sentenced to the California Youth Authority, but Stephens and Curnutte were ordered to stand trial in adult court.
Stephens entered a guilty plea last May 2 and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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