on the first day of the trial. The article doesn’t include photographs of the victim and the accused. I found them through Google Images.
By the way, I’ve just realized that I haven’t said anything about the race of the killer. Yes, I’ve shown his photo, so that his race is evident, but, just as in many mainstream news stories, I’ve made no comment about his race or the meaning of it. Maybe, after a while, you get tired of saying the same thing over and over. Meanwhile, there are those, 99 percent of Americans and 99.9999 percent of media and the rest of the elite, who deny that there is any phenomenon of black on white rapes and murders that is significant and deserving of notice (or, in this case, mostly white, as the victim appears to be of mixed race).
Killing Reminded Bar’s Manager of ‘Preppie Murder’
By JAMES BARRON
Published: May 12, 2009
Daniel Dorrian, the manager of a SoHo bar where a 24-year-old graduate student downed two drinks in the 15 or 20 minutes before closing time, said he all but went into denial when he heard about her death a day or so later.
“I didn’t want to believe it was true,” Mr. Dorrian, 36, testified on Tuesday in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn at the trial of a bouncer from the bar who is accused of murdering the student, Imette St. Guillen.
He said the news that Ms. St. Guillen had been killed brought to mind “the effects of 20 years back at Dorrian’s on 84th Street.”
He was referring to Dorrian’s Red Hand, his family’s bar on the Upper East Side where Robert E. Chambers Jr. met up with Jennifer Levin, an encounter that led to the 1986 “preppie murder” case. They left Dorrian’s together, and several hours later, a cyclist noticed Ms. Levin’s body behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. Chambers was convicted of manslaughter in Ms. Levin’s death.
Mr. Dorrian’s parents, Jack and Carol Dorrian, sat in the front row of the courtroom on Tuesday, a few yards behind the table where the bouncer, Darryl Littlejohn, 44, sat facing Justice Abraham D. Gerges.
Jack Dorrian, who covered his nose and mouth with a red handkerchief as he left the courtroom, did not answer questions from reporters who followed him down an escalator and out onto the street after his son’s testimony.
Daniel Dorrian told the jury that when he learned of Ms. St. Guillen’s death in February 2006, “I could just imagine some of the repercussions—lawsuits, police, bad press.”
He said he did not initially tell the police that he had told her to leave the bar, the Falls, on Lafayette Street, which he said was owned by his brother Michael.
Nor, he acknowledged, did he admit at first that he had ordered Mr. Littlejohn to escort her out a few minutes later, shortly after the 4 a.m. closing.
“I didn’t want to get involved” in the investigation of Ms. St. Guillen’s death, he said. “If I wasn’t thinking it, it wasn’t true.”
The prosecutor, Kenneth Taub, asked, “That didn’t last very long, did it?”
Mr. Dorrian said no.
Mr. Littlejohn, of Queens, is accused of murdering Ms. St. Guillen after she left the Falls that night, Feb. 25. The body of Ms. St. Guillen, who lived on the Upper West Side and was attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was found in Brooklyn with her hands bound behind her back, duct tape wrapped around her face and a sock stuffed in her mouth.
Mr. Dorrian said his father had arranged for him to meet with detectives at Police Headquarters in Lower Manhattan. He said his father accompanied him, as did a brother-in-law, Anthony V. Carbonetti, a longtime adviser and business partner of former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. He said they were joined by a lawyer.
During the session with three detectives, Mr. Dorrian said, “I left certain things out.”
“I didn’t want to get any more involved than I already was.”
He said he spoke with the police again the next day, when he was accompanied by a different lawyer.
Before Mr. Dorrian testified, the jury heard from Dr. Kristin Gilmore Roman, who performed the autopsy. She said that Ms. St. Guillen had probably stopped drinking one to three hours before her death.
Dr. Roman said torn tissue around Ms. St. Guillen’s vagina and anus was “consistent with forceful penetration or penetration with something large enough to cause a tear.”
Mr. Littlejohn’s lawyer, Joyce B. David, asked whether the tears could have been caused by “rough sex” or bondage. Dr. Roman said no, adding that she had seen no evidence of the kinds of specialty items associated with bondage or sadomasochism.
Dr. Roman also testified that the sock in Ms. St. Guillen’s mouth had pushed her tongue back into her throat, causing a tear there that suggested that she was alive when she was gagged. The fingernails on her left hand were torn, and there were scrapes on her neck and around her jaw. Ms. St. Guillen died from pressure on her neck and the covering of her face.
Mr. Dorrian is scheduled to take the stand again on Wednesday to be cross-examined by Ms. David, who said in her opening statement on Monday that Mr. Littlejohn had been framed to protect Mr. Dorrian, a “member of a rich and powerful family.”