The homicide of Kim Dorsey is the topic of July 31’s episode of Dateline. Lance Eugene Kirkpatrick was convicted of her homicide and is at the moment serving life in jail. The official logline for the episode teases that, “A firefighter discovers a violent scene in his bed room.”
The firefighter was Dorsey’s husband, Derrick Dorsey, who was additionally a good friend of his spouse’s assassin Kirkpatrick.
Because the trial that convicted Kirkpatrick of first-degree homicide, rape, and housebreaking, Dorsey has saved a comparatively low profile. Listed below are the newest updates about the place Derrick Dorsey is and the way he’s doing right now:
Dorsey Bought Counseling After Kim’s Demise & Grew to become a Licensed Hypnotist
Whereas Dorsey beforehand labored as a firefighter in Jacksonville, he’s now an authorized hypnotist and works at Tracy Riley Counseling & Hypnosis.
Dorsey’s bio on Tracy Riley’s web site alludes to the affect Kim’s demise had on his method to psychological well being and eventual profession shift. It reads, “After 25 years with Jacksonville Fireplace and Rescue Division, Derrick is now specializing in increasing high quality psychological well being providers on an area, nationwide and worldwide stage. Derrick is aware of firsthand the significance of providers and personally benefited from skilled counseling and hypnosis following a tragedy in his personal life. He launched into a mission to make counseling providers extra accessible and to attenuate the damaging stigma positioned on right now’s fractured psychological well being business.”
Dorsey’s final publicly-accessible Fb put up was in January, following the demise of Kobe Bryant. Within the put up, he wrote:
“So I haven’t posted issues shortly however right now I’d wish to touch upon the demise of Kobe Bryant. Not too long ago there was backlash in regards to the rape expenses earlier in his profession and the way his followers and the media have glossed it over. There’s completely no forgiveness or sympathy for what he was accused of however the very last thing the household wants is to be reminded of it. They’re now a part of a not so unique membership of those that have misplaced family members too early of their lives. It’s straightforward to cover behind social media and make snarky feedback however may you say the identical issues and look them within the eye in the event that they have been in entrance of you. I’d hope not. Please acknowledge that they aren’t him. Hold them in your ideas and know that they’re struggling. You simply by no means know once you grow to be a part of that membership.”
Dorsey Stayed in His Home After Kim’s Homicide, However Redid Their Bed room Himself
Kirkpatrick lived with the Dorseys of their residence for a time, however they kicked him out previous to Kim’s homicide. He knew the place they hid their spare key, so it was straightforward for him to interrupt into the house. Derrick Dorsey discovered his spouse’s useless physique certain and bloody of their bed room.
In keeping with The Florida Instances-Union, Dorsey was nonetheless dwelling within the residence the place Kim was killed on the time of Kirkpatrick’s homicide trial (three years after the homicide passed off). The publication reported that “he personally tore down and rebuilt the bed room the place his spouse’s physique was discovered to do away with all of the blood.” He additionally stated that the home was referred to of their gated neighborhood as “homicide home.” Whereas he nonetheless seems to reside in Jacksonville, it’s unclear if he’s nonetheless dwelling in that very same residence right now.
The Cinemaholic stories that Dorsey remarried a girl named Tracy Riley in 2015. Whereas he stated she helped him heal from the trauma he confronted resulting from Kim’s homicide, the 2 finally divorced. His Fb relationship standing is at the moment listed as “Divorced.” Attention-grabbing sufficient, Tracy Riley is the identify of the hypnosis and counseling heart the place he at the moment works.
Dateline airs on Friday nights at 9/8c on NBC.
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