Teen Charged in Murder of North Ridgeville Man

There are 19 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Jan 27, 2010, titled Teen Charged in Murder of North Ridgeville Man. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

Daniel Kovarbasich is 16 years old and was a student at North Ridgeville High School.

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rip

Elyria, OH

#1 Mar 5, 2010
i knew duane,he would have never done anything like that.it is pure bull-shit. let the poor man rest in peace.
ridiculous

Erie, PA

#2 Apr 26, 2010
oh im sure a 16 yr old boy wants to hangout with someone in their 50ies over someone his own age, let the man rest in peace? There was something going on to cause a child to do something of that sort Im sure that he didnt just wake up and say you know what im bored today im going to go kill the guy whom im spending all my time with for the fun of it. Doubt it, get real.
JMA

Vermilion, OH

#3 Apr 27, 2010
rip wrote:
i knew duane,he would have never done anything like that.it is pure bull-shit. let the poor man rest in peace.
Surprise Surprise Hurley had child pornography on his computer. Who would have thought that????
gobbledegoop

North East, PA

#4 May 5, 2010
JMA wrote:
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Surprise Surprise Hurley had child pornography on his computer. Who would have thought that????
yes they found and proved in court.he had hundreds of child porn on his computer and pics of naked children suposedly neighborhood kids so....wakeup mr.hurleys neighbors you had a monster living next to you. danial was the victim not the 51 year old parasite that was praying on CHILDREN.
gobbledegoop

North East, PA

#5 May 5, 2010
YES THE COURTS FOUND AND SEEN THAT MR.HURLEY HAD HUNDREDS OF CHILDPORN IN HIS COMPUTER AS WELL AS PICS OF LOCAL CHILDREN NAKED SO WAKE UP MR.HURLEYS NEIGHBORS.YOU HAD A MONSTER,PARASITE LIVING NEXT TO YOU. DANIAL IS THE VICTIM NOT THE 52 YEAR OLD PREDITOR YOU HAD LIVING IN YOUR AREA,LOOKING AT YOUR CHILDREN,MAKING PLANS WITH YOUR CHILDREN!!AND IM SURE IT WOULDNT OF TAKEN TOO MUCH LONGER IF HE WASNT STOPPED,FOR HIM TO TAKE A CHILDS LIFE.AGAIN IT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED IN COURT THAT HE INDULGED IN CHILD PORN
just had enough

Hermitage, PA

#6 May 6, 2010
ya people know what i knew this kid he was a good kid, and i would have never expected this from him soo all you people who wanna say bad things about him just go screw your self. This 55 year old man was nice but on the other hand he had to really scare or do something to dan in order for him to freakout like he did.
89-532_2avr

Altamonte Springs, FL

#7 Jul 27, 2010
I was a victim of molestation and I immediately ratted out the culprit. Something just does not add up here. 8 years??? What were the parents doing? Were their heads up their butts? Come on now. I think the boy is gay and did not want anyone to find out. I don't believe it started at 8 but more recently. He enjoyed the perks and the girlfriend and when the man threatened to tell the girl thats when the stuff hit the fan. the parents are a piece of work especially the Dad. It realy gets me how people allow their children to fraternize w/ adults and take people into their homes as part of the family w/o keeping an eye on them. Give me a break. When will folks learn that you can't trust everybody w/ your kids and that some of their little boys are gay.
K-I-M

United States

#8 Jul 28, 2010
Is a 55 year old man wrong for having in his possession 1500 pics of naked young boys? Does a 55 year old man know right from wrong? When should a child be tried as an adult? Never. There should be appropriate court procedures to deal with children, and certainly children who makes the decision to engage in criminal activity should be penalized differently from someone who has victimized first.
Efrain

Beaumont, CA

#9 Jul 30, 2010
The old man was a sex predator who took advantage of a boy who trusted him. He got what he deserved for robbing that kid of his youth. Thank God Hurley wont be doing that to any one else.
Efrain

Beaumont, CA

#10 Jul 30, 2010
And for those that defend the old man, I guess Michael Jackson and OJ Simpson are innocent too. And Santa Clause n the Tooth Fairy exist. Open your eyes.
Bettyof North Ridgeville

North Ridgeville, OH

#11 Jul 30, 2010
ridiculous wrote:
oh im sure a 16 yr old boy wants to hangout with someone in their 50ies over someone his own age, let the man rest in peace? There was something going on to cause a child to do something of that sort Im sure that he didnt just wake up and say you know what im bored today im going to go kill the guy whom im spending all my time with for the fun of it. Doubt it, get real.
~~~~~~~~~~ Yeah----GET REAL.....Good Neighbors.... Single or Married OLD Men....Family Friend......Great and kind Uncle......Nice Pastor.......Wonderful families....The Best Baseball Coach......."THESE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE MOST LIKELY TO MOLEST CHILDREN...GIRLS AND BOY's....SOME JUST LIL' GIRL'S>>>>>PEDI PHILLES LIKE BOY'S".....It's the ppl you like the most.....is the more likely one to rape our children, right under our noses....NO ONE CAN SAY WITH !)!%, THAT THEY KNOW SOMEONE SO WELL, THAT THEY COULD NEVER COMMIT A CRIME LIKE MOLESTATION ON A CHILD~~~~~~~~~~NOW ~~~~~ LET'S BE REAL !!!!!!
Bettyof North Ridgeville

North Ridgeville, OH

#12 Jul 30, 2010
gobbledegoop wrote:
YES THE COURTS FOUND AND SEEN THAT MR.HURLEY HAD HUNDREDS OF CHILDPORN IN HIS COMPUTER AS WELL AS PICS OF LOCAL CHILDREN NAKED SO WAKE UP MR.HURLEYS NEIGHBORS.YOU HAD A MONSTER,PARASITE LIVING NEXT TO YOU. DANIAL IS THE VICTIM NOT THE 52 YEAR OLD PREDITOR YOU HAD LIVING IN YOUR AREA,LOOKING AT YOUR CHILDREN,MAKING PLANS WITH YOUR CHILDREN!!AND IM SURE IT WOULDNT OF TAKEN TOO MUCH LONGER IF HE WASNT STOPPED,FOR HIM TO TAKE A CHILDS LIFE.AGAIN IT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED IN COURT THAT HE INDULGED IN CHILD PORN
REPLY ~~~~ YOU ARE SO RIGHT ON THE MONEY...MY FRIEND !!!!! I READ MANY, MANY COMMENT'S ~~BUT YOUR'S IS THE THE 1 THAT MAKES THE MOST SENSE.......I LIVE IN NORTH RIDGEVILLE.... I DIDN'T KNOW DANIEL OR DUANE HURLY.....BUT I CAN BET YA, MR. HURLEY WAS WATCHIN' THE BOY'S OF NORTH RIDGEVILLE, AND WORD HAS IT (and I happen to believe this) THAT MR. HURLEY MOLESTED BOY'S IN THE 1980's, before than during the 1980's until his death..... HE WAS MOLESTING BOY'S ALSO IN AVON, OHIO......COME ON' PPL~~~EDUCATE YOURSELVES...BE A GOOD PARENT, BEFORE A TRUSTING FRIEND / NIEGHBOOR !!!!!!! THANK YOU ~~~~~~~~~
Bettyof North Ridgeville

North Ridgeville, OH

#13 Jul 30, 2010
JMA wrote:
<quoted text>
Surprise Surprise Hurley had child pornography on his computer. Who would have thought that????
~~~~~~~~~~1st comment-----YOU NOR ME CAN LOOK OR KNOW A PERSON WELL ENOUGH, TO SAY " I KNEW HIM, HE WOULD'NT DO SUCH A THING"~~~BULL, HE DID IT......HE LOVED WATCHING CHILD PORN....THE MAN WAS A PEDIPHILLE.......BELIEVE ME, DANIEL WASN'T HIS FIRST, THERE WERE MANY, MANY BEFORE DANIEL......NO THERE WILL BE NO MORE HE CAN VICTIMIZED !!!!!!!!!! Ty
Spiritslay

Jacksonville, FL

#14 Aug 2, 2010
I for one believe Daniel. People like that do not advertise their lifestyle. I knew a guy that did this and everyone said oh no he wouldn't do that. But I was helping clean out his stuff and lord behold guess what I found photos of young boys and one was the guy i knew hidden in a buffet way in the back. Guess he thought he was going to live forever and no one would ever find them. The guy was a young boy and he said before this pedophile passed away he told his Uncle and they didn't believe him till I found the photos. He also used money to get what he wanted or buy things for him. They are very sly and you do have to watch your children but being Duane was a friend to the family Daniel was and is most likely was afraid of this man. I also feel in his fit of rage that he figured Duane was never going to stop since he proved that after saying he would stop. So Daniel in my mind figure that was the only way to get away from him. Now murdering someone doesn't make it right at all. And I am saying he is not guilty cause he did kill a human being. I believe the Judge did the right verdict but I also believe Daniel will need a lot of therapy after all this not prison because the same thing will happen in prison and he doesn't deserve to be raped day after day in there having to relive what happen with Duane over and over..
I feel for both families god bless all involved. But Daniels family is going to be going through a lot more than Duane's family cause he will be re living this horrible tragedy over and over again.
Rox

Grand Junction, CO

#15 Aug 13, 2010
Why wasn't madatory counseling ordered? Victim or not he killed someone, he has been traumitized and the facts show if molested there is a likelyhood the victim then themselves become perps even if that's so hard to believe it's true!! A lot of people keep yelling he's just a child, wow do they yell that when other 16 yr olds brutially rape, molest or murder others?
Rox

Grand Junction, CO

#16 Aug 13, 2010
I was not saying that Daniel was the one who raped or molested, I was referring to other 16yr olds wo have done exactally that. It's interesting that just saying the word child molester evokes defense for what happened, but have most people posting here heard all of the evidence? Why hasn't anyone asked who stabbed the dog since Daniel says he didn't to that, does anyone wonder why 2 of his pervious teachers stated that they felt Daniel was very likly to kill someone in his life and this was before Daniel even knew the man he killed? There were many other things that were very questionable but the minute you say child molester some people immideiatly say good riddence even if it didn't happen. I'm not saying that Daniel lied I'm just saying that even if he did and it was proven he did there are so many who would not listen to it. No one can deny that Daniel lied and changed his story numerous times before he took the stand.
Former Avon Lake Resident

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#17 Aug 13, 2010
I grew up in Avon Lake, Ohio in the 80's/90's. Every boy who got into some trouble or played little league sports knew this man simply as "Duane". He supervised community service. He hung out at the ball fields, hung around little boys. He was always giving boys things and always had his hands on young boys. Inappropriate behavior if you just stop right there. I was just a young boy, didn't know what was going on ... but I knew not to go anywhere close to this guy. My brother just told me about this horrific murder yesterday. We don't know what happened. And we won't pretend to know what happened. But I can tell you that when my brother told me of this, we looked at each other with sadness and said, "He got what was coming. Poor 16 year old. Should've never got to this point."
Spiritslay

Jacksonville, FL

#18 Aug 13, 2010
rip wrote:
i knew duane,he would have never done anything like that.it is pure bull-shit. let the poor man rest in peace.
I am sure you thought Duane was a nice guy and he probably was cause he did not want anyone to know what he was hiding. I am sure that he wasn't going to come out and say I oh by the way I am a predator.
Its hard to tell what else his family found when they went through all his stuff and still are in denial. I have seen this happen where family and friends didn't believe it about the predator. And it is hard to believe someone you know and love does this to children but the truth Duane was a pervert. The only person that really knows the truth is Duane whom is dead, Daniel and God.
I am praying that Daniel gets the help he needs and goes on with his life but he will have to live with this the rest of his life..
Spiritslay

Jacksonville, FL

#19 Aug 13, 2010
Bettyof North Ridgeville wrote:
<quoted text>~~~~~~~~~~1st comment-----YOU NOR ME CAN LOOK OR KNOW A PERSON WELL ENOUGH, TO SAY " I KNEW HIM, HE WOULD'NT DO SUCH A THING"~~~BULL, HE DID IT......HE LOVED WATCHING CHILD PORN....THE MAN WAS A PEDIPHILLE.......BELIEVE ME, DANIEL WASN'T HIS FIRST, THERE WERE MANY, MANY BEFORE DANIEL......NO THERE WILL BE NO MORE HE CAN VICTIMIZED !!!!!!!!!! Ty
I totally agree with you Betty and there is no telling how many others he did this too considering his background of being around little boys all these years..

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