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Police: Flint homeless man was stomped to death because alleged attacker felt "disrespected" - www.Houseless.org
on August 05, 2013 at 5:30 PM, updated August 06, 2013 at 11:51 AM
FLINT, MI – Police and prosecutors allege 20-year-old Peris Dorsette kicked
and stomped a homeless man to death because Doresette felt "disrespected."
Dorsette, along with a 15-year-old boy who has not yet been arrested or
charged, allegedly beat 57-year-old Gary Nagy, who they found sleeping next to
a dumpster near McKinley Middle School on July 30. Police also are looking for
others who may have been involved.
In a warrant hearing on Friday, Michigan State Police Detective Tiffany Robbins
said Dorsette, a 15-year-old boy and two others were walking to get cigarettes
from King's Lane apartments sometime after midnight July 30 when Nagy was attacked.
A witness told police the men were walking through the parking lot at the
now-closed McKinley when they heard a noise and saw Nagy sleeping under a
dumpster cover, Robbins said. They allegedy began "taunting and teasing" Nagy about
being homeless and asking why he was sleeping under a dumpster.
Words were then exchanged between Nagy and the group, police said.
Dorsette allegedly told his friends he "felt disrespected"
and then began to kick Nagy in the head, Robbins testified.
The 15-year-old boy
also joined in, she said. The beating lasted 10 to 15 minutes, according to
At one point, Dorsette allegedly took off the dumpster lid and started jumping on Nagy with
both feet, Robbins said. The 15-year-old also did the same thing. The two were "joking
about it," Robbins testified.
According to Robbins' testimony, Dorsette took friends to see the body before it was found. He was arrested on Thursday night.
Nagy's body was found by a bus driver at McKinley around 11:15 a.m. July 30.
Nagy's nephew, Scott Greer, was upset by how his uncle died.
"If (the detective) called me and told me he died of natural causes, I would
have been content," Greer said. "To be tortured, that's what angers me. I wish
Michigan had the death penalty."
Dorsette is charged with felony murder and torture. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said because Nagy was kicked and
stomped, a torture cause was warranted.
Earlier this year, Dorsette spent just more than a month in the Genesee
County Jail for a probation violation from a 2012 felonious assault charge. He
was released on July 4. He has been lodged in the jail six times since 2011, according
to the Genesee County Sheriff's Department.
Nagy chose to be homeless and battled alcoholism for much of his life, his
nephew said. Greer said he would help his uncle has much as he could.
"I loved that guy," he said.
Nagy went to Bendle High School where he graduated in the 1970s. A yearbook
photo says he was "a friend to all who know him."
After high school, he went on to join the Army where he served in Korea, a
friend said. When he returned home, he worked Fisher Body plant for several
years before it closed in 1987. He did odd jobs and eventually became homeless.
He was one of the founders of the so-called "Tent City" an area near a
former GM site where a group of homeless people lived.
Dorsette's next court date has not yet been set. He is lodged in the Genesee