A Dorchester man was found guilty today of murdering a popular hairstylist he met at a gay bar in 2008 and was immediately sent to prison for life without parole.
Steven Odegard, 42, stabbed Daniel Yakovleff, 20, over a dozen times with a foot-long chef’s knife, a jury ruled today following six days of deliberations. ~Boston Herald
UPDATE: Since this report, mainstream media has made a turn-around, and Daniel's story has been widely disseminated as it should have been from the beginning. If anyone has information, here's how you can help:
You may call the Homicide Unit directly at 617-343-4470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).
I challenge you to do a search on the web to find any coverage of the horrific fatal stabbing of the gentle and kind man once known as Daniel A. Yakovleff. Even when using the search engine on Boston.com you come up with no responses, and they are the ones who posted this obituary notice:
Our beloved Dan, 20, of Boston and Ashford, CT, died Thursday, January 17. He was the victim of an unsolved homicide in Boston, where he lived and worked for the entirety of his short adult life. Dan grew up in Ashford, CT, where he attended Ashford School and graduated from E.O. Smith High School in 2005. He attended Blaine Academy in Boston, and has since worked as a cosmetologist at Liquid Hair Studios in Boston. Dan loved life and lived it fully. He always said that he lived without any regrets. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his parents Nord and Peg, his brother Damon, both his grandmothers and numerous grieving aunts, uncles, and cousins. There will be a celebration of Dan's life Tuesday, January 22 at Knowlton Memorial Hall next to the Ashford Town Hall from 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers a donation in Dan's name can be made to Joshua's Trust, Gifts and Contributions, P O Box 4, Mansfield Center, CT 06250
Published in the Boston Globe on 1/21/2008.
I'd like to know why the media has chosen to ignore this story, and I'd like people to consider for themselves what this omission says about the level of journalistic integrity out there. I give thanks to Mark Snyder and QueerToday.com for once again being there to bring attention to another important matter where it seems few others have.