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  • DonHorchKingofMen

    Amazing.Ive never seen anything like this..

  • Anonymous

    He seems a little full of himself at the end.  Like any good could come from this.  There aren’t many silver linings to a triple homicide.  

    • Anonymous

      hopefully

  • Anonymous

    This man is cold.  And very far from insane.

    • Anonymous

       In my opinion, no SANE person could kill in cold blood with no remorse. 

      • Anonymous

         Insanity isn’t a prerequisite for evil.

      • Anonymous

        I believe that some people are born without a conscience, but does that mean they are insane?  The prisons are full of murderers.  Are they all insane?

        • Anonymous

           In my opinion, on some level they have to be.  There has to be something very amiss in someone’s brain to do something like this.  This doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t pay for their crime, or have a lighter sentence.  To me, someone who is truly evil can’t be in their right mind, to plan and carry out such brutal acts without remorse, to me points to an unstable mind.

  • waynorth1

    I don’t like to make excuses for behavior.  Watching that video…he went from crying to laughing…..not crazy, just nervous.  Glad this thing is coming to an end for all who have suffered at the hands of a brutal killer.

  • Anonymous

    If this was about drug dealings, why wasn’t Robert Strout on Thayme Ormsby’s list?  He was living with Strout at the time of these three murders.  Strout got busted for dealing prescription drugs!  I’m hoping the reasoning behind Stokes not using Strout as a witness is due to net letting Strout off easier by him turning states evidence.  I think the state resting was a great idea on Stokes behalf before any more of the jurors were ousted!  We certainly didn’t need a reason to have this all thrown out due to a technical problem.  Great job by Stokes, the investigators and all who were involved.  I’m hoping to see a guilty verdict on all three counts and a sentencing of the 105 years Ormsby has coming for this brutal killing(s).  Haven’t heard what Srout is facing but, I hope he’s not far behind Ormsby!

    • Anonymous

      Maine has NATURAL life sentences…thats where you NEVER got out. 3 of those is fitting.

      • Anonymous

        Could also be considered a NATURAL DEATH sentence.

      • danpo

         What ever happened to public execution and stoning? ha ha

    • PaulNotBunyan

       Strout already made a deal and he gets that because he showed up at court. The defense switching to an insanity plea essentially concedes that Ormsby killed these three people. That eliminates the need for Strout and maybe a few other witnesses for this phase of the trial. It’s possible that Strout will be called to testify for the insanity phase. He was the first person Ormsby talked to after the murders.

    • Anonymous

      Please understand whay I am saying. Mr. Ryan grew up in my home town and while I dont know much about him I do know that his brother and his sister were very heavily involved in drugs at one time. Mr. Strouts own grandson was arrested in this area for drug dealing. Then we have Ormsby who grew up in the area too. We have Strout who helps cover up the murder of his ex son in law. What this case was all about and why two men and an young boy had to die is still a mystery to me. I believe Ormsby deserves his punishment but I also think others shared a significant role in this crime and that they should be punished too.

      • Anonymous

         Ormsby grew up in Ellsworth, not Orient or Amity.
        And Jeff Ryan’s siblings were into trouble so he was a trouble maker, too?
        You are too judgmental.

        • Anonymous

          No, Im not saying that Jeff was a trouble maker. Im saying that Ormsby, who grew up in Ellsworth, has some sort of strange connection to Strout, whose grandson has been dealing drugs in Ellsworth. Ormsby ends up living with Strout up north. Ormbsy makes comments about the little boy being destined to go to Thomaston and be in prison. That makes me think that he knew of the trouble that Jeff Ryans sister and brother had been in with drug dealing. The connections between these people is all very strange and leads one to believe that there is a lot to this tragic story no one will ever know.

      • Anonymous

         I think that the comment you make is honest. Many of us did things in our younger years that we would not do now. Some people change their ways,; some don’t…..   The Strouts also lived in the Ellsworth area for years. All involved knew each other.  When the day comes that Strout is exposed for involvement  he had, in all of this, is the day that the  three victims can rest in peace. There are so many more victims of this crime that suffer great loss. I hope they too will be able to find some peace.
        Thank you to some great prosecutors, law enforcement and the jury. Well done.

    • Anonymous

      I think that Robert Strout is into this up to his eyeballs and is getting off extremely easy.

  • Anonymous

    After watching this video, my first thought was for the survivors, and what they must be going through as this cold blooded killer admits to his crimes, and shows no remorse–even for taking the life of an innocent child. My condolences and prayers go out to all of you.

    My second thought was for the detectives who interviewed the suspect.  It took extreme professionalism and control to listen to Ormsby’s confession as he rationalized killing a child by stating that little Jessie was on track for Thomaston! Goose bumps rose on my skin listening to Ormsby. I can only imagine the toll it takes on you.

    To the law enforcement and others working on this case, thank you for your service. Your hard work and sacrifices may bring justice for the slaughter of three human beings who did not deserve to die.

    • Anonymous

      Ormsby making that type of comment would suggest to me that he knew Ryan, his family members and his family history very, very well. Statements like that from Ormsby make me wonder if he was aggressively urged to committ this crime or if in fact he has some sort of mental issue that makes him believe he is giving justice to those who deserve it and is some sort of avenger for society. There are too many unexplained curiousities in this case that have not been answered.

      That being said, Im glad that Ormsby is going to be going away. Whatever his motives for killing those three people, it was horrible, evil and wrong. 

    • Anonymous

      Let’s put him in a cage and forget about him now.

      • danpo

        We should do like in France in the olden days. Make a public execution of him by way of Guillotine along with his entire crazy family.

        • Harry H Snyder III

           Great idea  Execute the whole family… Are you Chinese?

        • Anonymous

          Is it illegal to set up a guillotine to fall but stop just as it hits the hair on the back of his neck. That would be fun to watch and he can hope it does not fail or that Alan Silsby cuts the rope….Whoops. Oh well we can dream anyway :)

          • Anonymous

             Isn’t that Elvin Silsby? Who’s Alan? I believe that the name was spelled  incorrectly in the BDN .

  • PaulNotBunyan

    The video seems to get hung up at the 8:47 mark although it is supposed to be over 12 minutes long. I tried Firefox and IE browsers on 2 different computers.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I said yesterday I wasn’t going to bet good money on Ormsby getting off on an insanity defense. The jury did its job. May the 3 victims rest in peace now that justice has been done.

    • RoostookGuy

      You are aware that the trial isn’t over yet, right ?

      The phase determining insanity hasn’t even begun.

      Get back to school and learn to read.

      • Phase 2 is gonna be pretty much based on the evidence that was admitted in the 1st part. Did he know what he was doing was wrong ? Did he have the mental competency to form the intent ? Did he appreciate the consequences of his action’s ? The videotape is gonna show all of this. And the ‘hit list’ he made, and was admitted as evidence, shows that he had the mental competence to form the intent which requires him to focus on what he was planning on, and to followthru by committing the act. That alone shows the he’s no where near being mentally incompetent. This just shows he’s one short step from going off on anyone that he thinks has ‘wronged’ him.  Is a short fuse a qualifying factor for being called insane ? If so, well, then we had all better start lining up for our daily shot of Librium or Thorazine.

  • Maine got it right! I drive thru Amity every summer when I return for a visit. I find it had to believe that someone so young could kill 3 people in Amity. Very sad for all involved. I hope the families find peace.

  • I would like to see more clear motives emerge. All we have is some vague notion that he killed them because he thought they were drug dealers with some connection to his past. To me there just doesn’t seem to be any concise reason for it, and yet it’s clearly more than a random act of violence. It seems like more people were involved than just thayne and the people he killed. 

    • Anonymous

      I would say “thrill kill” played the largest role in this.  He said he envisioned himself as an assassin.  That was how he got his kicks – chasing his prey, catching his prey and finishing his prey. Fully calculated.  He needed no other motive.

      • Anonymous

        i agree with you- this was an act of power for him

      • Anonymous

         I also agree with you.–Some people are natural born killers, and have  no feelings what so ever!–It takes planning, and then the right time to see if you can pull it off!–It’s the hunt and the kill.–This man is far from insane!—He knew exactly what he was doing, and had the weapon with him  to do so!—It just makes you sick to think of the terror these men and a young boy were feeling that day!–I hope to God he never sees the light of day again for this horrible thing he has done!

    • Anonymous

      wasn’t his motive that his youth was messed up by a mother that did drugs and possibly got her drugs from the victim?  That’s what I’ve gotten from reading all this.  He blamed this guy for providing drugs to his mother.  anyone else get this?

    • Anonymous

       I think Ormsby got the guilty verdict he deserved, but I also think Strout was much more involved than anyone is saying.  It’s a horrendous crime that Strout was not arrested for accessory to murder.  I’m hoping that since the Prosecution didn’t call him to testify, any plea deal he got will be null and void, releasing the Prosecution to bring stronger charges against him.  I can only pray this is the case.

  • To paraphrase Julius Ceasar, ‘Vedi, Vendi, Ventorchey’. ‘I came, I saw  I burned his butt to the ground’. Stokes and the MSP folk’s did an outstanding job in the investigation and prosecution of Ormsby. Maine is very fortunate to have these folk’s up here protecting us. Their focus, their objectivity under extremely difficult condition’s, MSP’s use of the NH video recording of Ormsby’s confession while he was being read his Miranda Right’s all showed a huge amount of initiative and professional commitment to the profession that was so clearly demonstrated in it’s effectiveness says a great deal about the public safety folk’s here in Maine. And that Judge Hunter didn’t let this case get away from him after the ‘juror tampering’ incident shows that he knew exactly what he was doing and why. That Ormsby’s lawyer’s didn’t have a leg to stand on also showed that when properly done, a criminal case is pretty much a done deal. Congrat’s to all. I just hope Stokes’ next case, Ayla Reynolds, goes as smoothly as this one did.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you justice system, thank you God.

    To the family of the victims, there are no words to express how sorry I am for all that you have had to endure. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all, I know that is very little comfort but I do pray and hope that you all get some sense of peace and closure.

    • Harry H Snyder III

       But but but…. didn’t “God” give us Ormsby?  Maybe you should be cursing “God” for not issuing a recall on one of his defective devices.

  • Anonymous

    I told you guys this yesterday he would be convicted, good deal….Too bad he couldnt be put to sleep and get rid of this sick man…

    • “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” Gandhi.  While I agree Mr. Ormsby should and will be punished for his crimes, his death would suit no purpose.  It won’t bring anybody back and it won’t change the past.

      • Anonymous

        But perhaps it would help the family just a little bit.

      • Anonymous

        The purpose it would serve is not making the taxpayers support him for the rest of his  natural life.  It serves no purpose to keep him alive.  It cannot change the past, but it could change the future.

      • Anonymous

        If there ever was a reason to reinstate the death penalty to the State of Maine, this would be it. God’s word is that an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is a suitable punishment. I guess that I wouldn’t want to be the one to argue against that.

        • Harry H Snyder III

           “God’s words” also condone slavery, multiple wives and human sacrifice. 

          • Anonymous

            So what is your point, do you agree or disagree with my comment? You have left me guessing.

          • Harry H Snyder III

             Of course I disagree… with slavery polygamy, human sacrifice, and the death penalty. 
            I will agree that the death penalty is appropriate when it is cheap, painless, and  we can bring the person back to life if we find we made a mistake….

          • Anonymous

            I couldn’t tell from your original reply, I thought you were maybe implying that the things you mentioned were appealing. Then again I should have known better. So let me see if I understand you correctly, you do not think that this cold and callous killer deserves the death penalty? Do you think the death of these three innocent people were painless? Guess what, they will not be brought back to life and Ormsby was the only one who made a mistake here.

            Reply to the below comment:
            If the death penalty is there and someone breaks the law that carries it as a punishment than that is a consequence that the person was willing to accept for their actions.

          • Harry H Snyder III

             The human capacity to make mistakes is cavernous.  If you have the death penalty for one, then it is there for all.  Cases which might not be so black and white will be tried, and sooner or later someone, probably some poor minority, will be executed in error. 

            There are the other factors such as it costs twice as much to “ecxecute” as it does to keep a subject in prison for life.  States WITHOUT a death penalty have lower crime rates, and sinking to the level of a killer is not something I wish to do as a citizen.

  • Anonymous

    Glad he was convicted. watching the video listening to his reasons, I hope he never walks a free man. 

  • Anonymous

    Wow, this video is quite disturbing to me. I can’t believe he would justify killing a child because as he “understood,” that kid was going to be a druggie too. Really?? Jeez. I truly hope he is put away for life.

  • Anonymous

    We need to coddle and nurture him, Maybe Super Petey can save him????

  • Anonymous

    Once the boys in the Supermax find out he killed a 10 year old, life will not be good for Mr. Ormsby. 

  • Anonymous

    This is wonderful news & kudos to all involved in prosecuting this case- kudos to the jurors too, & I am hoping they will find that it is evil, NOT insanity, that made him do this horrible thing.  The video showed alot of arrogance & coldness & NO remorse. It also showed that he knew exactly what he was doing, therefore NOT insane. just on a power trip,,sickening- I am surprised the police did not throw up at what he was saying.

  • Anonymous

    There were no defense witnesses?  How is it that they expect to find a not guilty verdict as they ask in they closing?  Perhaps they should present some witness testimony to support the questioning of the confession tape.  The confession tape was powerful testimony that I guess could not be refuted.  Very sad case.  Our prayers continue.

    • Anonymous

      There were no witnesses because they know they could not find a not guilty to the crime here. The experts will be next week when they try to influence the jury he is criminally insane at least when committing these horrific crimes. Mr. Ornsby admitted his guilt within five minutes in the interrogation room in NH. Det. Dale Keegan read him his rights then asked him what happened. Thayne they says May as well I am guilty so I may az well tell you what you want to know. He then stoically told his chronology of events the night of June 22, 2010. He killed Jeff at the shed, stabbed Jason in the LR, chased and stab 10 year Jesse in his BR and then found Jason outside and brutally murdered him. As far as insanity goes I believe it is most likely this will not fly because of his own sane actions since so I believe he was entirely right on the mark in July of 2010 when during this same interview he said he would most likely die in prison or worst get the death sentence. Well since Maine has no death penalty I believe he will get life because of the brutality and multiple murders. But I also think he probably thinks and it too may be true that some inmate at the state prison just might decide he deserves death and with nothing to lose you finish the story….. Thayne Ornsby I do not believe you are insane I believe you are a coward and that your intelligence has been wasted through your own actions. Your statement of hoping that good will come from where evil was destroyed should be your own epiphany because evil does not destroy evil it just causes more evil from the next guy that decides your life is worth nothing as you decided three lives were worth nothing. You caused your destiny and now you will live your destiny and no one feels sorry for you and I only hope your 15 minutes are over and your own nightmare begins and occurs nightly. Do you see yourself as that scared little boy cowering on the floor because if you do shame on you for not understanding his plkeas and showing compassion that you say you had received in your lifetime. That makes you a coward and a taker with no heart so no one will ever show you compassion again as you don’t deserve one more minute of our thought process. 

  • Anonymous

    Do people actually “buy photo”. Kinda sick.

  • Anonymous

    Gee, that didn’t take long.  Thanks Judge Hunter for keeping the trial moving despite the two juror incidents.  I hope people have learned neither to go making statements to/as  jurors in the middle of a trial, nor to express their opinions about the counsel.  Next time, could everybody up here please just keep their pie-holes shut and let the justice system work like it is supposed to?   Phase Two is going to require more time with complicated issues about a complicated convicted murderer.  I pray that the jury will thoughtfully and patiently consider what they learn, reaching a just decision.  That is all we as outsiders can ask.

  • Anonymous

    This is a good case to bring back the chair.

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