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Houston Voice, No. 1002, January 7, 2000 - File 014. 2000-07-01. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 16, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/5155/show/5139.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 1002, January 7, 2000
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date July 1, 2000
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE « JANUARY 7, 2000 NEWS 13 Child died during bondage, rape Jesse Dirkhising, 13, died last Sept. 26 in Rogers, Ark., after being repeatedly raped and sodomized, according to police and press reports. Davis Carpenter, 38, and Joshua Brown, 22, are charged with capital murder and six counts of rape in Dirkhising's death. The boy was found bound and near death in the apartment the two men shared. Both men have pleaded not guilty. A pre-trial hearing in the case is scheduled for Jan. 13. In a brief hearing on Dec. 10, Benton County Circuit Judge David dinger rejected the men's claims thai the death penalty is unconstitutional, and ruled prosecutors may pursue it in the case. Carpenter, who was working for a hair salon at Ihe time of Dirkhising's death, told police he has lived in 26 states. Brown told police he was Carpenter's lover. The pair are being held without bond in the Benton County jail pending their trial April 10. Dirkhising's grandmother said the seventh-grader, a resident of nearby Prairie Grove, had been going to the men's home on weekends because he sometimes worked at the salon where Carpenter was employed. Dirkhising's parents knew Carpenter. Brown reportedly later told police he had been having sexual relations with the boy. In court last month for the death penalty hearing. Carpenter appeared attentive. Brown kept his head down and fiddled with his fingers. Neither made any comment. Their lawyers tried to convince Clinger that the state's death penalty law was unconstitutional, but the judge rejected their arguments. "I don't find anything new that changes the current status of the law in Arkansas," Clinger said. He also rejected the defense argument that it would be inappropriate to automatically disqualify potential jurors who were opposed to the death sentence. Clinger said he would weigh later the defendants' arguments to move the trial to another county because the notoriety of the case could keep them from getting a fair trial. "I'm very much concerned about being able to pick a jury here in Benton Countv," Clinger said. Police say they were called to the men's home and were met at the door by Carpenter. They found Dirkhising nude and unconscious on the floor. Brown was also nude and holding a tele phone and a flashlight when officers arrived, police said. Brown reportedly told the officers he and Dirkhising "were just playing a game." Dirkhising's mouth was blue and he didn't respond to officers. Duct tape was wrapped around his right hand and an empty prescription bottle was found next to him. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital. According to court records. Brown said he had tied Dirkhising's hands behind his back, placed a pair of underwear in his mouth and secured it with duct tape. Police said Brown Davis Carpenter, 38, allegedly told a fellow jail Jesse Dirkhising was tied up to purchase items told officers they placed belts around Jesse's legs and ankles, blindfolded him and strapped him to a mattress face-down. Brown allegedly repeatedly raped the boy while Carpenter watched and masturbated, police said. Brown took a break to eat a sandwich and soon noticed the boy had stopped breathing, according to police. Carpenter called 911, investigators said. An autopsy indicated Jesse died of positional asphyxia, the inability to breathe while in restrictive positions. Once in jail on inmate that he went to the grocery store while to use to rape the boy. the charges, Carpenter told another inmate that he went to a grocery store late on the night of Sept. 26 to purchase items used to rape Dirkhising, including the duct tape and a cucumber, a Rogers detective said in a sworn affidavit. Carpenter also said he stuffed "pain pills" in the boy's throat, the detective said. Police reportedly found drugs in the men's home, as well as notes that descried various sex acts and how to bind and sedate a child. —From staff and wire reports OBITUARIES Mark Richard Reinhardt Services are scheduled for Houston HIV/AIDS activist Mark Richard Reinhardt, who died Jan. 1 after complications caused by the flu. He was 36. A service will be held Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St. Reinhardt moved to Houston in 1982 to attend San Jacinto College and Houston Baptist University and pursue a career in health care while working as a home healthcare attendant. He later formed a computer consulting firm. Reinhardt was a well-respected HIV/AIDS advocate in Houston and an active member of the Ryan While Planning Council and the Thomas Street Health Center Advisory Council. Reinhardt is survived by his parents, Ruth and Walter Reinhardt and his brother Steve, all of Jamestown, N.D. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to People With AIDS Coalition/TSC Volunteer Program or Omega House Hospice. Margaretta Newell Longtime disability activist Margaretta Newell died Dec. 12 from complications related to Multiple Sclerosis. She was 46. Services are scheduled for Jan. 8 at 12:30 p.m. at Bering United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St. A reception will follow. Visitation was held Dec. 13 at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater. A private memorial service took place Dec. 14 at Starrville Cemetery. Newell volunteered with the Houston chapter of American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT) as an advocate for the disabled. She also co- founded Houston-based Canine Alternatives, which trains and places service dogs with human companions. Newell also served as a board member of AssistHers, a women's health group, and the Houston Center for Independent Living. "One of my fondest memories is when 1 picked her up at the airport after an ADAPT demonstration. With signs and buttons saying, 'Free our people' and handcuffs still on the wheelchair, she proudly stated how they shut several federal buildings down. I was proud too," said friend Kim Thompson. "She was honest and admitted she wasn't a saint. She found peace in her unique spirituality." In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to AssistHers, P.O. Box 541095, Houston, Texas 77254; Canine Alternatives, 14134 Sylvia Drive, Cypress, Texas 77429; or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2211 Norfolk, Suite 825, Houston, Texas 77098. i^MJh ^k Hi r^^V \* ^ ^^^FjL ' E^ ? ♦ Shirley Goulet Longtime Houston resident Shirley Goulet died Dec. 18 after a short illness. She was 47. Goulet, who moved to Houston in 1982, was employed at Kroger and Leather by Boots. She was a member of the area's leather community since the early 1980s. Services are scheduled for Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. at Bering United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St. "She always took care of everybody and made sure everyone had a good time," said Tommy Nix, her brother. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to AIDS Foundation Houston, 3202 Weslayan Annex, Houston, Texas 77027.
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