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 presently 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 pal of his spouse’s assassin Kirkpatrick.
For the reason that trial that convicted Kirkpatrick of first-degree homicide, rape, and housebreaking, Dorsey has stored a comparatively low profile. Listed below are the newest updates about the place Derrick Dorsey is and the way he’s doing at the moment:
Dorsey Obtained Counseling After Kim’s Loss of life & 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 impression Kim’s loss of life had on his method to psychological well being and eventual profession shift. It reads, “After 25 years with Jacksonville Hearth 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 destructive stigma positioned on at the moment’s fractured psychological well being trade.”
Dorsey’s final publicly-accessible Fb publish was in January, following the loss of life of Kobe Bryant. Within the publish, he wrote:
“So I haven’t posted issues shortly however at the moment I’d prefer to touch upon the loss of life of Kobe Bryant. Lately there was backlash regarding the rape expenses earlier in his profession and the way his followers and the media have glossed it over. There may be 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 might you say the identical issues and look them within the eye in the event that they have been in entrance of you. I might hope not. Please acknowledge that they don’t seem to be him. Preserve them in your ideas and know that they’re struggling. You simply by no means know while you change into 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 lifeless physique certain and bloody of their bed room.
In response to 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 eliminate all of the blood.” He additionally mentioned 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 at the moment.
The Cinemaholic studies that Dorsey remarried a lady named Tracy Riley in 2015. Whereas he mentioned she helped him heal from the trauma he confronted attributable to Kim’s homicide, the 2 finally divorced. His Fb relationship standing is presently listed as “Divorced.” Attention-grabbing sufficient, Tracy Riley is the identify of the hypnosis and counseling middle the place he presently works.
Dateline airs on Friday nights at 9/8c on NBC.
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