March 26, 2023

Louisiana Man Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison For Targeting and Attempting to Kill Gay Men He Met ‘As Dahmer Had Done’

The U.S. Division of Justice mentioned {that a} Louisiana man who admitted guilt in a kidnapping case and tried to kill and dismember a homosexual man he met on a relationship app would serve 45 years in federal jail.

An official assertion from the DOJ reported that 21-year-old Likelihood Seneca was concerned in a “months-long scheme” to discover and homicide LGBTQ individuals.

In 2020, Seneca started trying to find a male goal to kill and dismember utilizing the LGBTQ relationship app Grindr.

In accordance to the assertion, Seneca met up with the sufferer, who had been recognized as “H.W.,” took him to an remoted home, put him in handcuffs, then threatened him with a gun. Utilizing a number of strategies, Seneca tried to homicide H.W. and dismembered him. After he believed H.W. was lifeless, he left. Nevertheless, the person survived.

As soon as apprehended, Seneca confessed to police that he fantasized about killing and consuming homosexual males, comparable to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

He instructed police that he didn’t plan on stopping until he was captured or killed.

“This fascination led him to spend months designing a murder-kidnapping scheme that mirrored the murders of gay men committed by the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer,” the DOJ’s assertion says. It continues, “Seneca had also intended to eat and preserve the bodies of his victims, as Dahmer had done.”

Following his near-death expertise, H.W. instructed KATC3 he was “staying strong” and wasn’t “going to let this incident get to [him].”

He defined, “Part [of what] I remember is that I reached over to grab something out of my bag. That’s when I felt a cord wrap around my throat, and he started pulling me backward.”

As soon as in the hospital, the sufferer discovered scars on his wrist from the place Seneca tried to dismember him.

Assistant Lawyer Basic Kristen Clarke of the Justice Division’s Civil Rights Division mentioned, “The facts of this case are truly shocking, and the defendant’s decision to specifically target gay men is a disturbing reminder of the unique prejudices and dangers facing the LGBTQ+ community today.”

Seneca nonetheless faces a cost of tried second-degree homicide in state courtroom regardless that his federal case has been closed.