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Boyfriend arrested in Sanford teen's death

Posted August 1, 2008
Updated August 2, 2008

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— Sanford police on Friday evening arrested the boyfriend of a slain teen in connection with her death.

Edward Donald Rivera, 21, of 601 Barnes St., faces first-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of Dana Shorb, 17. Rivera was denied bond.

Shorb was found dead on April 26 in the shower of her home at 210 Bounty Lane, which she then shared with Rivera and their child.

An autopsy showed Shorb died of a stab wound to the chest. She was also stabbed in the arms, head, neck and chest 11 times. The report called Shorb's death "violent and suspicious."

Sanford police classified Shorb's death as a homicide on July 24.

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  • sunshine1224 Aug 1, 2008

    WAT IN THE WORLD COULD HAVE HAPPENED SO BAD TO MAKE HIM WANT TO KILL HER? NOW A CHILD HAS TO LIVE WITHOUT HER MOTHER...ITS SAD AND THIS IS ALL YOU READ ABOUT IN THE NEWS HERE LATELY..WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE THESE DAYS? HAVE THEY EVER HEARD OF JUST GETTING OUT AND MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIVE? NOTHING IS WORTH TAKING A LIFE,,,LET ALONE HAVING TO LIVE WITH IT THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
    I HOPE THE TRUTH COMES OUT AND JUSTICE PREVAILS.

  • kbo0801 Aug 1, 2008

    Memonster "Young, unmarried, child, and boyfriend." What about the women that are married and get killed? What choices did they make that lead them to death? Being married...

  • tarheelblue919 Aug 1, 2008

    i just dont understand how another human being can kill someone else. how the stomach it and keep going. the only way i could is if my loved ones life was threatened. like a life or death situation....i just cant fathom in my mind doing such a hateful act.

  • pingmanreturns Aug 1, 2008

    Funny how there is a recurrent theme to alot of these events. Young, unmarried, child, and boyfriend. When will people realize that alot of what happens to you is a result of choices in life. Pittiful.

  • sartainfamily Aug 1, 2008

    The boyfriend? I never would have thought! :rolleyes:
    I feel so bad for the baby. :(

  • SailbadTheSinner Aug 1, 2008

    I can understand a reasonable delay in bringing charges.

    Crime labs and particularly DNA labs are backed-up with work. And, remember, this work has to be done extremely carefully and done under chain-of-custody rules; otherwise the prosecution’s case will crash and burn.

    As to whether it’s a homicide, now that’s another question.

    I can hear the prosecutor thinking to himself: “Worst case of suicide that I’ve ever seen ....”

    STS

  • colliedave Aug 1, 2008

    the one "good" thing is the slime is eligible for the dirt nap

  • jetset Aug 1, 2008

    Horrible. I can hardly imagine the sickening feeling of dread she felt before she was attacked. What is it that makes people want to kill others? Is this the new sport? I guess the people doing the killing won't think they will eventually be caught but they will.

  • teacher-mom Aug 1, 2008

    This is disturbing on so many different levels. Why did it take months for the police to determine her death was a homicide? How many stab wounds or bullet holes does it take? I would think more than one gun shot wound would be a homicide. I do not know about knife wounds. What is a 17 year old doing living with her 21 year old boyfriend? Where was the baby?
    This is so sad.

  • didyouhearme Aug 1, 2008

    Thank you NCGal! These crimes are enough to turn ones stomach! Then they don't release his name? What is going on here?
    Now to find out what it is that takes so long to prosecute these types of crimes? Why do they always have to wait? I don't understand. If the evidence is there, what changes after 5-6 months? Do they wait for confessions? Why do they wait to take them into custody and get them off of the streets?

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