Homosexual Child Molester Admits Rape and Murder of Boy in 1989
KSTP NEWS (Central Minnesota) reports
Heinrich Admits to Wetterling Murder, 1989 Cold Spring Sexual Assault
"Fifty-three-year-old (editors note Homosexual child molester) Danny Heinrich of Annandale admitted in court Tuesday that he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed Jacob Wetterling on Oct. 22, 1989.
The admission is finally bringing answers to what happened to the 11-year-old boy almost 27 years ago, whose remains were found in Stearns County last week after Heinrich led investigators to the site.
"Danny Heinrich is no longer a person of interest," U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Andrew Luger said after the court hearing. "He is the confessed murderer of Jacob Wetterling, and nearly 27 years after he committed this heinous crime, he has been brought to justice. And Jacob is finally home."
Heinrich was in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on Tuesday in front of Judge John Tunheim because he had been charged with 25 counts of child pornography in a separate case from Jacob's abduction.
In court, Heinrich pleaded guilty to Count 24 of the indictment against him, which was receipt of child pornography. As a result of the plea deal reached Sept. 1, Heinrich's sentence could be up to 240 months, or 20 years, in prison.
The plea agreement required Heinrich to tell authorities where they could find Jacob's remains and give a detailed admission of what he did.
That detailed admission was recounted in court Tuesday.
According to the testimony in court, Heinrich said he was on a dead-end road when he noticed three children on bicycles. He said the three children passed him, so he turned around and faced the direction of the road they would be coming back on.
Twenty minutes later, they passed him again, so Heinrich got out of his car, put on a mask, reached for a revolver and confronted them.
He said he told them to get into a ditch with their bicycles and asked for their names and ages.
Heinrich said the boys offered him the tape they got from the video store, but he knocked it down. He told the two other boys to run away and not look back or he would shoot them. "
One commenter on a news site says:
"Saw a news report on all of the attempted abductions in Paynesville during that period of time.
Paynesville authorities blew it, big time."
Thank you Free Republic.