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whacking duane

Whacking Duane

When Daniel Kovarbasich was just 12 he was hired by 55-year-old Duane Hurley to walk his dog. Turns out Hurley was a pedophile and their relationship soon turned sexual. This went on for years until January 22, 2010 when Daniel, tired of the abuse, repeatedly bashed Duane in the head with a pickle jar until he was dead. Upon hearing Kovarbasich’s story of abuse, the judge sentenced him to 5 years’ probation.

Acrylic on raw Belgian linen, mounted on plywood, 12 x 16.5" (32 x 42 cm), 2015