October 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
Timothy James Thorson was on a mission, a self-described destiny he knew might turn deadly.
Tags: courts, courts and crime, Crime, Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota, murder, thorson, Timothy Thorson 26 Comments »
I hope he enjoys his next home in the center of bubba environment. Hopefully Minnesota will not buy the insanity plea and send him to St. Peter. This guy is a real creep. His smugness really pisses me off. People like this makes me wonder why there is no death penalty at state level. A public hanging is in order.
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This is so sad. The guy sounds mentally ill to me. If he really believed he was on a mission that was his destiny he was delusional. It doesn’t sound like he had the common sense to leave when he realized they weren’t drug dealers. It sounds like this halfway house or whatever it is was not supervising their people very well. What a senseless tragedy.
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Did I miss where/how he got the rifle?
And to address this:
“Citing the hardship drugs had brought his family”
Drugs don’t bring anybody anything. People bring hardship to their families. Drugs bring nothing. If you have no self control, and no personal accountability, you’ll blame almost anything it appears…
Oh, I think he had plenty of “sense” in this case. Sense enough to borrow a rifle with the painfully obvious intetion of killing; sense enough to know that he probably should have left the Lundon home; sense enough to finish off Mr. Lundon when he knew things went downhill; sense enough to take care of Mrs. Lundon when he realized she witnessed the slaying of her husband… etc., etc.
Did the group home report this guy missing? I am sure that would have been their responsibility and could have maybe prevented such violent and tragic deaths.
It is not a group home, it is a board and lodge. People are free to come and go as they please. It’s like any apartment building except that it is sober living. The facility isn’t more responsible than any other landlord would be.
He is mentally ill. Pawlenty cut out Medical Assistance and he wasn’t getting his meds. Also, it’s not a halfway house, it’s a board and lodge. People are free to come and go as they please. It’s not their responsibility to supervise people when they leave any more than it would be for any other landlord.
He was more than sane and he was on a mission to steal money, drugs and transportation. He found the victims, robbed them and decided to leave no witnesses. May this innocent couple forever rest in peace. And may Thorson rot in solitary confinement until death.
How aweful for the family to have to hear the gruesome details of how everything happened. Sometimes I wish the media wasn’t so willing to offer ALL the information they hear. What a horrific tragedy.
Why so many details?!?! For examples, “lundon moaned and tried to get up”, “Ethyl Lundon screamed at him to get out and yelled that heâ€™d killed her husband”. Family members and loved ones do not need these private details of their loved one’s last minutes of terror printed in the newspaper for everyone to know. Have some compassion and put the interests of the family ahead of your own desire to add some dramatic emotion and sell some papers.
Thank you J.K. – very well said.
What a tragic story.
I wish Minnesota had the death pentaly, because this guy deserves it.
“An eye for an eye.”
I really wish I could spell…
I just get so excited, and start typing fast and my fingers know not where they go!!
This guy just doesn’t look like a cold-blooded killer — and that’s what makes him one of the most dangerous killers out there. It’s easy to look at some of the folks convicted of murder and say, “that doesn’t surprise me — he looks evil and mean”. But this guy looks like people you see on the street every day.
My sympathies to the family of the victims. This is one of those situations that could have happened to anyone in any community. I hope justice is served on this guy.
This man had no remorse what so ever in him. Since I was there and seen the guy as he walked in and out of the room. May my step grandparents rest in peace and they will be missed very much!
You were there?? Like, at the time??
If so, it’s a minor miracle you’re here to talk about it!
Bill – I think Mandie meant that she was there at his court appearance in Mahnomen.
I sure hope so…
I wish the Forum would quit talking about this cold blooded killer as being a generous great guy and talk more about how the Londons were incredibly loved and will be seriously missed.
He is a generous guy. Too bad Pawlenty cut Medical Assistance or he would have been able to take his meds.
May God rest the souls of Frank and Ethel Lundon. May no mercy be shown to the person who so coldly and calculatedly murdered two innocent people in their home in the middle of the night.
To reiterate what others have already posted: Why give such gruesome details of the Lundons’ final moments? They knew what was coming and were obviously terrified. Have some respect for the family who loved them and don’t put these kind of details into news stories for sensationalism.
starryeyed – you said exactly what I wanted to say. I have been praying for the family.
Bill- I was at the courthouse when he made his appeance. And yes Frank and Ethel were very great people whom did not deserve to have this happen to them.
Mandie – my sincere condolences for your loss. My dad works with law enforcement in Mahnomen County – this hit everyone very hard. We’re keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
@mandie, thanks for clarifying.
@starryeyed, I don’t disagree with your “no mercy” statement. But I’m also not a christian guy. Are you a christian, and if so, is that the christian thing to say? WWJD?
Again, I don’t disagree with you.
Bill, to clarify, I should have written may the justice system show the person who killed the Lundons no mercy. As in, may he remain in prison for the rest of his life. I don’t feel that wishing that is unchristian. I don’t believe it would be an unfair punishment at all.
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