Ryan Brunn pleaded guilty today to the murder of 7 year-old Jorelys Rivera. Brunn lured the little girl, then kidnapped, molested, and savagely murdered her.
Ryan Brunn was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The child’s body was found stuffed in a trash compactor after authorites and her family searched for Jorelys for three days in December.
Twenty year-old Brunn was a maintenance man at the apartment complex where his victim lived.
Ryan Brunn told the court today that he had not known, or even spoken with, Jorelys prior to the day he murdered her. Brunn says he came up with a plan when he found one of the child’s skates, and lured her to the place where he said her skates were located.
Jorelys was then taken by her perpetrator to an empty apartment in the building and told to pull down her pants. Brunn says he then placed tape over the girl’s face and cut her throat with a razor, but his victim was still alive.
Although Brunn says he did not have sex with the child, he did admit to having taken Jorelys into the bathroom and beating her to death with her skates.
Brunn says he placed the child’s dead body in a plastic bag, put it on his maintenance golf cart, and then placed her in the trash compactor. After Brunn ran the compactor, he went home and enjoyed time with some friends. Later, he returned to the compactor and ran the machine one more time.
Brunn told the court that before he killed her, he worried that Jorelys would tell her family about everything he did to her. This was when he decided it best to ‘shut her up for good.’
Later, Brunn said he became concerned about what he did, took a receipt, and wrote on the back of it, “She is in the trash can.” He then taped the note to the trash compactor.
In court today, Brunn told his victim’s family, “I would like to apologize for everything I have done.”
If he was going to confess anyway, and tell everyone what he did to that innocent child, then why the hell did he kill her in the first place? He could have just done whatever sick sexual act he wanted, and then allowed her to go and tell whomever she wanted. Jorelys would still be alive and Brunn would be serving time for child molestation and kidnapping, not murder. Those crimes most likely would not have sent him to prison for life.
I know, I know…there is no logic to heinous crimes or those who commit them. I just can’t help but point out the senseless death of this child.
This story validates my feelings about the killer of Aliahna Lemmon.
I suspect that Michael Plumadore bludgeoned Aliahna to death and stuffed parts of her body in his freezer because he was molesting her and feared she would tell on him. Like Brunn, Plumadore confessed a few short days after the murder.
The two cases have strong similarities. The victims were two years apart, and their killers lived or worked in the same housing complex as their victims. Both girls were likely molested or raped, and both perpetrators killed the girls in a violent manner. Both men tried to dispose of the bodies in a gruesome way, and both men confessed to the crimes shortly after committing them.
Why did these men have to murder their victims if they were going to confess to the crime anyway?
Is it just me, or is the world becoming more satanic, and more violent? I can’t even keep up with all the horrific stories there are in the news right now.
Jane Velez Mitchell, CNN HLN News Jan 17, 2012