"Now the gay community's relationship with Tampa police has grown stronger, and we have a mostly open communication with the state attorney."In May, Schweickert told federal agents that he and Lorenzo dismembered the body of Jason Galehouse, 26, put the pieces in garbage bags and scattered them in trash bags throughout Tampa on Dec. The next night, Lorenzo and Schweickert allegedly drugged, raped and killed Michael Wachholtz, 26, wrapping him in a bed sheet and leaving him in his Jeep."Now the gay community's relationship with Tampa police has grown stronger, and we have a mostly open communication with the state attorney." Wachholtz's mother, Ruth Wachholtz, was in court as the verdict was read.Schweickert's voluntary confession led police to a cache of nearly half a million images on Lorenzo's computer, including photographs of Wachholtz's dead body taken at Lorenzo's house.Galehouse's DNA was found in a pool of blood under the floor of Lorenzo's garage."We used town-hall meetings and press releases and other means to help victims who might be intimidated (by possibly homophobic officers) to come forward," he said.However, Lorenzo stayed calm, smiling and making kissing motions and patting his attorney on the back.Lorenzo allegedly met Schweickert online and agreed to fulfill a fantasy of torturing and killing men.
We have many plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really need your help for this. Seven of Lorenzo's victims testified that they met Lorenzo in Tampa gay bars and went home with him.According to their testimony, when they woke up they were naked, bound and in pain.Lorenzo's attorney argued that the sex acts were consensual.Two of the nine victims named in the rape case were murdered, and prosecutors say they plan to try Lorenzo and an accomplice, Scott Schweickert of Chicago, in the killings.Lorenzo's family, his father and two siblings, were also in the audience.
One of them started to cry as the guilty verdicts were read.