Jesse Dirkhising
Jesse Dirkhising
BORN: May 24, 1986 AD
DIED: September 26, 1999 AD

The Death of Jesse Dirkhising - Raped and Murdered by two homosexuals

Ignored by the Media
Affadavits regarding the murder of Jesse Dirkhising
Two affadavits regarding the murder of Jesse Dirkhising. Please note that these contain graphic descriptions. Parental Discretion Advised
Not A Hate Crime
By Joseph Farah /
His parents thought he was working as a hair stylist on weekends. But when Prairie Grove, Ark., police responded to a 911 emergency call at 5 a.m. Sept. 26, they found 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising on the floor, unconscious, near death, one of his wrists bound with duct tape. A half-hour later, he was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Hospital in Roger. A police investigation determined young Jesse was repeatedly raped over a period of hours, including with foreign objects. While enduring this ordeal, his ankles, knees and wrists were bound in duct tape and he was gagged and blindfolded. He was tied to a mattress. He may have been drugged, police say. A sedative called amitryptiline was found in the home of two men -- Joshua Brown, 22, and David Don Carpenter, 38 -- along with Jesse's body. Just another brutal local crime, you say? Why is Farah recounting a police blotter story from Arkansas? I don't know. Something bothers me about this story. It ought to bother us. It was big news in Northwest Arkansas, but the story of Jesse Dirkhising hasn't made a ripple in the national news. I wonder why? I wonder if it's because the victim is not a part of some politically protected sub-group, a special class deserving of extra government privileges? I wonder if it is because the suspects are, indeed, members of such a group. Remember how the nation stood riveted to the details of a hideous murder that took place in Wyoming when a homosexual was tortured to death? Never mind that the crime had little or nothing to do with the victim's sexual proclivities. Uh-uh. That didn't matter.

Who was Jesse Dirkhising?

Media Tune Out Torture Death of Arkansas Boy
Joyce Howard Price / The Washington Times (link expired)
Most of the nation has not heard about two homosexual men who face the death penalty in Arkansas, charged with raping and torturing a 13-year-old boy to death last month. The brutal crime against Prairie Grove, Ark., seventh-grader Jesse Dirkhising -- who was raped repeatedly and suffocated with his own underwear in the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 26 -- was reported by news organizations in Arkansas and also covered by newspapers in Oklahoma and Tennessee. But the boy's death did not receive national media attention. Tim Graham, director of media analysis for the Media Research Center, said he is not surprised. "Nobody wants to say anything negative about homosexuals. Nobody wants to be seen on the wrong side of that issue," said Mr. Graham, who sees "political correctness" at work.
No Media Memorial For Jesse Dirkhising
By L. Brent Bozell III / Creators Syndicate
When Matthew Shepard died on October 12, 1998 at the age of 21, five days after getting into a pickup truck with two goons who beat him mercilessly, he had already become a huge national news story that continues today. It made the cover of Time magazine with the headline "The War Over Gays," with reporters predictably using the occasion to blame religious conservatives and call for hate-crime laws and other gay-left agenda items. But when Jesse Dirkhising died on September 26 at the age of 13 from suffocation after being bound, gagged with underwear in his mouth, blindfolded, taped to the bed, and sodomized by one gay man while another gay man watched, the national media said nothing, even after The Washington Times exposed the untold story.
Media Outlets Quash Stories on Dirkhising Death
By Lawrence Morahan /
Stories about the alleged murder of a 13-year-old boy at the hands of a homosexual couple have been quashed by some major media outlets and have caused death threats to be sent to others, a group of reporters and talk show hosts told "About 10 percent of my emails are from people who haven't heard of the case and who want material to verify what they heard. People asked me to send them some stuff because people they told about it didn't believe them," said Eric Hogue, a broadcaster with WHK AM and FM radio covering northeastern Ohio and Pennsylvania, in an interview with
Affidavits Reveal 'Gay' Sadism Link in the Jesse Dirkhising Murder
Americans for Truth
Why is the media not covering Jesse Dirkhising murder like that of Matthew Shepard? Where were the Human Rights Campaign, and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force on the day of Jesse Dirkhising's death? View facsimiles of two affidavits of this case for yourself.
Two Killings, One Newsworthy The Other Not
By Bill O'Reilly / APB News (link expired)
NEW YORK -- The question is stark and brutal. If the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay man, by two drunken thugs in Laramie, Wyo., was a national story and a heinous hate crime, why wasn't the killing of 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising publicized the same way? Jesse was tortured, sodomized and finally killed by a gay man as another homosexual watched in the small town of Rogers, Ark. Yet the national media ignored the crime, causing outrage among those who see hate crimes as a tool being used to hammer the agendas of special interests. The two men who murdered Shepard have been convicted and, most likely, will spend the rest of their lives in prison. But the two men allegedly involved in the killing of Jesse Dirkhising have yet to be tried, and when they are, you may not even hear about it.
The Death of Jesse Dirkhising
By Michelle Malkin /
"Jesse slowly suffocated and died." A jury heard those chilling words this week in the opening statement of a little-noticed Arkansas trial. A mother heard those heartbreaking words spoken about her 13-year-old son, Jesse Dirkhising, whom prosecutors say died at the hands of two men who raped and murdered the boy during a marathon torture session. The trial raises grave questions about society's increasing tolerance of gay pedophilia. But in New York and Los Angeles, the national press hounds were more interested in covering the trial of rap star Sean "Puffy" Combs than in reporting on the tragic death of Jesse Dirkhising.
Jesse Dirkhising's Deliverance
By Joseph Farah /
The case of 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising continues to haunt me since I first wrote about it weeks ago -- before anyone else in the national press. The details of the crime in Prairie Grove, Ark., Sept. 26, were chilling enough before I read more than I cared to read in the affidavit filed the next day. This is not an easy story to write about nor read about. Be warned. Joshua Macave Brown and David Don Carpenter have pleaded innocent to charges of capital murder and six counts of rape in Jesse's torturous death. The pair is charged with drugging the boy, raping him repeatedly and killing him by asphyxiation. If you have the stomach for it, here are the shocking details of what the police investigation found. As I wrote last month about this case: "Remember how the nation stood riveted to the details of a hideous murder that took place in Wyoming when a homosexual was tortured to death? Never mind that the crime had little or nothing to do with the victim's sexual proclivities. Uh-uh. That didn't matter. This was a hate crime. New laws were needed. New brainwashing programs must be introduced into the schools. New sensitivity outreach projects were required by all media outlets. Bill Clinton sounded off. Janet Reno chimed in.
Small-Town Predators
By Candi Cushman / WORLD Magazine
The rape and murder of a 13-year-old boy roils Arkansas, but not the national press. Reaching its long black arm into quiet farmlands and fall-colored mountains, Highway 62 long provided the only link between Lincoln, Prairie Grove, and Rogers-three rural communities that dot the 150-mile route east of the Oklahoma border in northern Arkansas. That was before September, though, when two homosexual men in Rogers allegedly raped and killed 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising, a Prairie Grove resident and Lincoln middle-school student. Now the three towns are forever connected in a depressing tale of small-town sin and media double standards.
Is Homosexuality Normal?
By Reed Irvine / Accuracy In Media
Why have the establishment media ignored the horrible murder of 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising by two homosexual men in the little town of Rogers, Arkansas? That is a question that was first asked by The Washington Times on October 22, nearly a month after the seventh-grader was found dead after he had been brutally assaulted sexually by Davis Carpenter, 38, and his lover, Joshua Brown, 22, on September 26. The front-page story in the Times by Joyce Howard Price brought the story, which had been on the front page of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on three days, out of Arkansas. But a Nexis search at the end of November found only a half dozen news stories about it outside of Arkansas and a dozen editorials, opinion columns and letters.
Homosexuality Is Not Normal
By Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid / Accuracy In Media
In earlier commentaries we have contrasted the extensive coverage our establishment media gave to the murder of Matthew Shepard, a homosexual college student in Wyoming, and the murder by two homosexual men of Jesse Dirkhising, a seventh-grade student in Arkansas. At the end of November, a Nexis search of publications outside of Arkansas turned up only a half dozen news stories and a dozen editorials, columns and letters that mentioned the Dirkhising murder. Jonathan Gregg of Time magazine gave an explanation for this in an article on Time’s web site on November 4. He said: "The reason the Dirkhising story received so little play is because it offered no lessons. Shepard's murder touches on a host of complex and timely issues: intolerance, society's attitudes toward gays and the pressure to conform, the use of violence as a means of confronting one's demons. Jesse Dirkhising's death gives us nothing except the depravity of two sick men. There is no lesson here, no moral of tolerance, no hope to be gleaned in the punishment of the perpetrators. To be somehow equated with these monsters would be a bitter legacy indeed for Matthew Shepard." But there are important lessons to be found in the Dirkhising case. One is that the homosexual lifestyle frequently involves practices that are both revolting and what follows may not be suitable for children. Josh Brown and Davis Carpenter, the killers of Jesse Dirkhising, were just doing what Carpenter, who is thirty-eight years old, had been doing for years -- inflicting physical pain on others for kicks. Sadomasochism is celebrated in homosexual literature and art. Those who engage in it are not described as sick "monsters." There is a tendency to try extreme perversions in search of thrills. One, called "golden showers," is urinating on a partner. Another is using objects to sodomize a partner. In Jesse Dirkhising’s case, his tormentors used cucumbers, a banana, a sausage and a douche bottle. These practices are shown in the celebrated Mapplethorpe photographs. During the 1993 Gay Rights March on Washington, an exhibit in the Mellon Auditorium, a federal building, featured whips, chains, bondage devices and electric cattle prods as instruments of sexual pleasure.
Death Penalty Possible for Gay Men in Dirkhising Murder
By Bob Melvin /
An Arkansas circuit judge ruled Friday that prosecutors can seek the death penalty against two homosexual men charged with repeatedly raping a 13-year-old Bentonville boy, Jesse Dirkhising, then allowing him to die of asphyxiation. At a pretrial hearing, Benton County Circuit Judge David Clinger also granted a defense request that potential jurors can be given a questionnaire to determine whether they had already made up their minds about the highly-publicized case. But Clinger said lawyers could not delve too deeply into their private lives by asking questions such as what types of magazines they read.
Sex Fantasies Evidence in Jesse Dirkhising Trial
By Jon E. Dougherty /
Statements detailing sexual fantasies about young boys, made to police by a suspect in the rape and murder of 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising last year, can be admitted as evidence in court, a state judge has ruled. Circuit Judge David Clinger of Benton County, Ark., also said Apr. 26 that a search of Davis Don Carpenter's apartment was proper during his arrest for killing Dirkhising last fall.
Judge Denies Bail to Homosexual Accused of Rape and Murder of 13-Year Old
By Lawrence Morahan /
A judge in Benton County, Arkansas, Wednesday denied bail to one of two men charged in the September, 1999 rape and murder of a 13-year-old Arkansas boy. The victim, Jesse Dirkhising, was discovered, bound and gagged, in the apartment of 38-year-old Davis Don Carpenter and 22-year-old Joshua Macave Brown. Police say Carpenter and Brown were lovers and that Brown repeatedly sodomized the boy while Carpenter watched. Circuit Court Judge David Clinger refused to issue bail to Carpenter, who is currently being held in the Benton County Jail. Carpenter's trial on charges of capital murder and six counts of rape is set for July 17.
Lawyers Mum On Plans For Trial In Jesse Dirkhising's Slaying
By Michelle Bradford / The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (link expired)
BENTONVILLE -- Jury selection starts Monday in the capital murder trial of Joshua Macabe Brown who, along with a former roommate, faces the death penalty if convicted in the November 1999 slaying of 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising. Brown, 23, and Davis Don Carpenter, 39, are each charged with one count of capital murder and six counts of rape in the boy's death. Benton County prosecutors said the Lincoln seventh-grader suffocated after being drugged, bound and sodomized Sept. 26, 1999, in the Rogers apartment where Carpenter and Brown lived.
Media Ignore Homosexual Murder-Rape Trial
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a man accused of raping and murdering an Arkansas boy. Family groups have complained that the news media have demonstrated a pro-homosexual bias in their reluctance to cover the case. The media should give as much attention to this case as they did to the highly publicized "hate crime" murder of Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard, the family groups say.
Jury Selection Starts for First Trial in 13-Year-Old's Death
By Brian Skoloff / The Associated Press
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas -- Jury selection started Monday for the trial of a man charged along with his roommate with rape and capital murder in the death of a 13-year-old boy. Jesse Dirkhising of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, died Sept. 26, 1999, after being tied up and drugged in the home of Joshua McCabe Brown and Davis Don Carpenter in Rogers, Arkansas, prosecutors said. The state is seeking the death penalty.
Dirkhising Murder-Rape Trial Opens in Arkansas
By Scott Hogenson /
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- The trial of one of two men accused in the 1999 rape and murder of a 13-year-old boy in Arkansas began Wednesday with prosecutors arguing that the boy's death does constitute capital murder. 23-year old Joshua Macabe Brown faces execution if found guilty in the murder of Jesse Dirkhising, who died while bound and gagged, and subject to repeated rape. Brown's roommate, 39-year old Davis Don Carpenter, faces his own capital murder trial in May. Medical experts said the boy died of suffocation in the apartment shared by the men as a result of the position in which he was left, and the defense said Brown did not want to kill the boy. But prosecutor Bob Balfe discounted the argument, saying, "it's still capital murder," when a violent act results in death. The boy's parents had allowed Dirkhising to stay with Brown and Carpenter, described in earlier affidavits as lovers. But Betty Yates, the boy's grandmother, said that decision probably contributed to the boy's rape and death. "The parents put him in a situation he shouldn't have been in. They knowingly let him spend weekends with the two guys knowing they were gay," Yates said in an October, 1999 interview with
Prosecutor Describes Gay's Rape-Murder Of 13-Year-Old Boy
By Brian Skoloff / The Associated Press
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- A 13-year-old boy was sedated, restrained and gagged with his own underwear and duct tape, then raped repeatedly before he suffocated, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. In his opening statement, prosecutor Bob Balfe said Jesse Dirkhising had been given a strong sedative then restrained on a bed before dying in the assault on Sept. 26, 1999. A judge ordered separate trials for Brown and Carpenter because each is expected to blame the other for the boy's death.
Officers Testify They Couldn't Help Dying Boy
By Brian Skoloff / The Associated Press
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Police officers didn't try to revive a dying boy who had been sexually assaulted because they weren't carrying their disease-deterrent masks, the officers testified Thursday. Police officers said at Brown's trial Thursday that the boy was lifeless, his face was blue and he had blood in his mouth and excrement smeared on his body when they entered the gay couple's apartment in Rogers. "There was horrible stench in the room when I walked in. It was overwhelming," said Jason Curry, a former police officer in Rogers now with the U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona. Under cross-examination by Brown's lawyer, both Curry and former Cpl. Ian Smith said they had left the masks necessary to protect themselves from disease behind in the car when they entered the apartment. Department policy mandates their use during resuscitation attempts, they said.
Mother Says Son Was Her 'Best Friend'
By Tracy M. Neal / The Benton County Daily Record (link expired)
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Tina Yates told jurors that her teen-age son was her best friend and they did not have any secrets between them. Yates took the witness stand Thursday during the capital murder trial of Joshua M. Brown. Brown is accused, along with co-defendant Davis Don Carpenter, of raping and murdering 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising, who was Yates' son. She testified that she knew Carpenter and Brown were homosexual lovers, she said: "I have no prejudices against gay people."
Gay-Bondage Death Of Boy 'No Accident'
By Brian Skoloff / The Associated Press
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas -- Logic showed that a 13-year-old boy was not a willing participant in a sexual-bondage game that led to his death in a homosexual couple's apartment, a prosecutor told jurors. Making a late-night run for more duct tape, picking up only two sandwiches instead of three, and leaving the child unattended all prove that the men were not concerned about Jesse Dirkhising's welfare, prosecutor Bob Balfe said. "Why did they need more duct tape? Was it because he was struggling?" Mr Balfe asked jurors in his closing argument.
Tape Describes Sex Games With Boy
By Michelle Bradford / Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (link expired)
BENTONVILLE -- Joshua Macabe Brown sounded incredulous. He said he returned to the candlelit, littered bedroom after eating a sandwich to find that the boy he'd tied to the mattress, gagged with underwear and sodomized wasn't breathing. Benton County jurors Thursday heard an audio recording of Brown's interview with police Sept. 26, 1999. Hours before Jesse's death, Brown sodomized the boy with different items while Jesse was face down with pillows propped under his midsection.
Homosexual Murderer Faces Life for Young Boy’s Death
By Fred Jackson /
In Arkansas, the jury in the case of the homosexual murder of 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising ran into more problems last night, this time over whether the young boy’s death was accidental. By last evening, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision on whether Brown should get a life term on the murder charge. In fact, according to press reports, only one of the jurors voted for the life sentence. The other 11 said 10-20 years would be sufficient.
Murder-1, Rape Conviction In Death Of 13-Year-Old
By Jon Dougherty /
A jury has found a 23-year-old man guilty of raping and murdering a 13-year-old Arkansas boy in 1999. The case began to receive widespread national attention following an Oct. 22 editorial by WND editor-in-chief and CEO Joseph Farah. In his column, Farah laid out the details of the case and criticized the lack of coverage the story had received in the national press. "It was big news in Northwest Arkansas, but the story of Jesse Dirkhising hasn't made a ripple in the national news. I wonder why? I wonder if it's because the victim is not a part of some politically protected sub-group, a special class deserving of extra government privileges? I wonder if it is because the suspects are, indeed, members of such a group," Farah wrote.
Murder Ignored The Sound Of Silence
By Dana D. Kelley / The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (link expired)
So why the stone silence from gay groups that can and do howl at the top of their lungs over tragedies like the Matthew Shepard murder in Wyoming? You'd think that GLAAD and GLSEN and the rest would be eager to condemn such acts. Average, fair-minded folks grossly underestimate the radical, extremist advocacy of gay activist groups.
Media Coverage Of Trial Still Lacking, Critics Say
By Andy Davis / The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (link expired)
"Anything controversial, anything that might get the pressure groups upset, the elite media is going to stay away from." Dorthea Cooke, the Media Research Center's director of media and development, said the case illustrates how news organizations have become "mouthpieces for the gay rights activists."
Dirkhising Murder Case -- On Short End Of Media Double-Standard?
By Fred Jackson /
Last week, 23-year-old Joshua Brown, the first of two homosexuals charged with killing 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising, was found guilty of first-degree murder and rape. But Americans who rely on the major TV news networks probably never heard that story.
Mum's the Word on Gay Rape and Murder
By Dan Frisa /
With few exceptions, there has been virtually no coverage by the mainstream media of the horrific case in Arkansas where 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising was raped and murdered, allegedly by a gay couple.
Brown In Prison For Life; Judge Says Boy's Death Sent 'Shivers Up' Spine
By Michelle Bradford / The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (link expired)
BENTONVILLE -- A Benton County judge Friday sentenced Joshua Macabe Brown to life in prison without parole, rejecting his defense that the 13-year-old boy he murdered wanted to be bound, gagged and sodomized. Circuit Judge David Clinger gave Brown, 23, the maximum sentence for first-degree murder. He also imposed the jury sentence of 25 years in prison for rape in the sodomy of Jesse Dirkhising of Prairie Grove. Brown didn't flinch when Clinger pronounced the life sentence. Clinger lambasted Brown and Brown's gay lover, Davis Don Carpenter, during the sentencing. The judge said the pair devised the plan to rape Jesse in the apartment the two men shared in Rogers. "I don't find that Jesse ever agreed to that, that he agreed to become the sex toy of two grown men," Clinger said. "You and Davis Carpenter had quite a time inflicting this on this bound and helpless young man who was barely thirteen." Jesse could not move, breathe, resist or even cry out for help, Clinger said. "Imagining Jesse's thought process during his slow and torturous death has sent shivers up my spine," Clinger told Brown.
Boy's Rapist-Murderer Gets Life Without Parole
FOX News (link expired)
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- A man convicted of rape and murder in the case of a 13-year-old boy who suffocated during sexual bondage was sentenced to the maximum Friday - life in prison without parole. "Usually a murder is over in a minute. In this case, this victim was left helpless and bound," Judge David Clinger told Joshua Macabe Brown, 23. "Trying to imagine his thought process has sent shivers up my spine." Brown was found guilty last week in the 1999 death of Jesse Dirkhising at the apartment Brown shared with his lover, Davis Don Carpenter, 39.
Dead Boy's Kin Weigh In On Term
By Michelle Bradford / The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (link expired)
BENTONVILLE -- Benton County prosecutors Wednesday gave Circuit Judge David Clinger statements from the family of Jesse Dirkhising, the 13-year-old who was sodomized and died Sept. 26, 1999. Prosecutors hope the anguish-filled writings will prompt Clinger to sentence Joshua Macabe Brown, 23, to life in prison for Jesse's death and sexual assault. The Lincoln seventh-grader suffocated after being bound, gagged and drugged in the Rogers apartment shared by Brown and his lover, Davis Don Carpenter.
Liberal Media 'Ignores' Rape-Killing Of Boy, 13
By Toby Harnden / The London Telegraph
THE horrific rape and suffocation of a boy of 13 by two homosexuals has ignited controversy over whether some murder victims are more important than others in America. The case of Matthew Shepard, murdered by anti-homosexual bigots in Wyoming, became a cause celebre. But the death of Jesse Dirkhising in Benton County, Arkansas, passed virtually unnoticed outside the state.
Us and Them
By Andrew Sullivan / The New Republic
What happened on September 26, 1999, to 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising can only be described as evil. Two men who had become friendly with Jesse and his family invited the boy over for the day. According to prosecutors at the trial now under way in Bentonville, Arkansas, the two men drugged Jesse, tied him to a bed, shoved his underwear into his mouth to gag him, added duct tape to silence him, raped him for hours using a variety of objects, including food, and then left him in such a position on the bed that he slowly suffocated to death. Unless you frequent rabid right-wing sites on the Internet or read The Washington Times, you've probably never heard of this case. The New York Times has yet to run a single story about it. The Washington Post has run only a tiny Associated Press report--and an ombudsman's explanation of why no further coverage is merited. Among certain, mainly gay-hating right-wingers, the discrepancy between the coverage of this case and the wall-to-wall coverage of the similarly horrifying murder of Matthew Shepard proves beyond any doubt that the mainstream media is guilty of pro-gay bias. Do they have a point?
Wrapping Up The Dirkhishing Story
By Brent Bozell /
You could call it a forgotten ending to a forgotten story. On March 22, a jury in Bentonville, Ark., convicted 23-year-old Joshua Brown of first-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising. On Sept. 26, 1999, Brown and his lover, Davis Don Carpenter, 39, bound, gagged and drugged the skinny, long-haired boy and raped him with objects until he died of "positional asphyxiation." Let the record show this is a story the national press has deliberately chosen to spike. The national media's ongoing, see-no-evil campaign of calculated ignorance on the Dirkhising story stands in stark contrast to both its perpetual exploitation of crimes against children and its campaign to smear the religious right as the killers of Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard. Iconoclastic gay journalist Andrew Sullivan recently arrived at the scene of the discrepancy in The New Republic: "In the month after Shepard's murder, Nexis recorded 3,007 stories about his death. In the month after Dirkhising's murder, Nexis recorded 46 stories about his. In all of last year, only one article about Dirkhising appeared in a major mainstream newspaper, The Boston Globe. The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times ignored the incident completely. In the same period, The New York Times published 45 stories about Shepard and The Washington Post published 28. This discrepancy isn't just real. It's staggering."
The Media Draw Criticism On The Dirkhising Case
By John Leo / US News & World Report
For nearly 18 months now, the news media have been trying to brush off complaints about their noncoverage of the Jesse Dirkhising murder, but the issue won't go away. Dirkhising is the 13-year-old Arkansas boy who was drugged, tied to a bed, raped, tortured, and suffocated in September 1999. Both accused killers are homosexual men. The Associated Press at first did not put the news on the national wire. But the Washington Times ran a Page 1 story. It contrasted the enormous coverage of the Matthew Shepard torture-murder with the media silence about a somewhat similar case in which the alleged perpetrators were gay. Then Brent Bozell's Media Research Center and Bill O'Reilly of Fox's The O'Reilly Factor weighed in, raising the issue of media bias. "Nobody wants to say anything negative about homosexuals," said a research center spokesman. But on the Internet, it's a big story. This is bad news for the news media: a story told everywhere except in mainstream newspapers and magazines and on TV.
Plea Offered For Defendant In Boy's Rape, Murder Case
The Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK -- A plea offer to accept life without parole instead of the death penalty has apparently been proposed in a case against a man charged with raping and murdering a 13-year old boy, sources close to the case say. It was unclear Monday which side made the offer and what plea would be entered by Davis Don Carpenter. But sources say the defense approached the prosecution with the offer to accept a penalty of life in prison if the prosecution would take the death penalty off the table. Benton County Prosecutor Bob Balfe would not comment on the possibility of a plea offer, but said no deal has been made. Carpenter's roommate and homosexual lover, Joshua Macabe Brown, 23, was convicted of first-degree murder and rape in the same case and sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors were also seeking his execution.
Guilty Plea in Arkansas Rape-Killing
The Associated Press
BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 18 -- A man charged with choreographing the fatal rape of a 13-year-old boy pleaded guilty today in a deal with prosecutors that spares his life. Davis Don Carpenter, 39, will spend the rest of his life in prison for the Sept. 26, 1999, rape and slaying of Jesse Dirkhising. Prosecutors said Carpenter diagrammed an attack carried out by his lover, Joshua Brown. Brown was sentenced last month to life without parole after being convicted of first-degree murder. Circuit Judge David Clinger said he was satisfied the case ended with both men avoiding execution. Under a deal, Carpenter pleaded guilty to rape and capital murder in return for two life sentences without parole. In his police interviews, Brown said Carpenter choreographed the attack but did not take part. In a jailhouse interview last week, however, Brown told The Associated Press that Carpenter participated.
The Tragic Story Of Jesse Dirkhising
By Allyson Smith /
While one of the convicted killers of 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising appeals his guilty verdict in the case all the way to the Arkansas Supreme Court and another has withdrawn his guilty plea, three years later there are few voices speaking out for the victim. No local memorials have been held since his brutal death at the hands of two homosexual predators who confessed to using the boy as a sex toy while torturing him to death.
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