Although Duane Hurley was never convicted of raping and continually sexually assaulting Daniel Kovarbasich, in my opinion, Duane Hurley was guilty of the crime of sexual abuse against a young teenage boy and the judge in Daniel’s murder trial thinks so too.
Judge Burge pronounced Daniel guilty of voluntary manslaughter earlier this year but Judge Burge also said that Daniel was a victim and that it was understandable why he stabbed Duane Hurley to death.
Following the verdict, Daniel’s attorney, Jack Bradley, stressed the need for Daniel to receive psychological treatment for having been sexually abused, and that he should not be imprisoned. Judge Burge agreed and today Daniel Kovarbsich received probation instead of prison.
According to the Chronicle Telegram, Duane Hurley’s niece called Daniel, “the epitome of evil” but she has it wrong. Evil pretends to be your friend and helper but sets you up for being molested. Evil disguises itself as a ‘nice guy’ and a “good man” while hiding behind sexual degeneracy. Evil tricks and lures a young teenage boy with money and gifts and then betrays that boy by slowly seducing him into sexual acts. Evil convinces a child they are at fault and that they are the bad one. Evil acts like a loving grandparent while raping, molesting, and sexually confusing a young teenage boy. Daniel is not evil, he is just a human being who could not take it anymore.