Steven Manuel: Sex Offender Killed By 16-Year-Old Boy He Allegedly Tried To Rape

Steven Manuel, a Kansas sex offender, was stabbed to death on Christmas Eve. According to the latest report by KAKE, the man was stabbed inside his home, but managed to walk across the street to a neighbors home, where he collapsed and died wearing nothing but his underwear.

According to law enforcement officials, they were dispatched to the scene on a disturbance call on Christmas Eve in the 400 block of South Knigh at around 11:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found the body of a white male lying unresponsive on the ground at a neighbor’s home with stab wounds to the chest and back areas.

Jim Ormerod, a neighbor, told police that he was disturbed by a knock at the door, and when he answered, he saw a man, identified as Steven D. Manuel, on the ground with blood all over him. A 16-year-old boy was with him. The boy told the neighbor to call 911 for help, before telling the neighbor’s wife that Steven D. Manuel had grabbed his penis and tried to rape him. The stabbing, he said, was a result of self defense. The neighbor described the chaotic scene this way, according to Eye Witness News-12.

“Steven was laying on the ground in his underwear and no shirt, blood all over him and big gashes. This young boy was standing there and I was checking him out real good to make sure there wasn’t any guns or knives or anything like that and I didn’t see any. As far as did we know what really happened, what really transpired. But it was a gory sight and I don’t wish it on anybody.”

Medics transported the victim to the local hospital, where they officially pronounced him dead.

Despite the explanation of self defense, the boy was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He was transported to the Segwick County Jail.

As for Steven Manuel, a background records check indicates that he served time in a Kansas correctional facility for sexually molesting a child.

A bevy of comments from readers regarding sex offender Steven Manuel’s death range from sympathetic to gleeful.

“Let the boy go!! The man was trying to rape him its self defense!”

“I believe every life has value, but some more than others. If that boy was the victim of attempted rape, I’m grateful it was the rapist who was killed and not the victim.”

“Ummm how is this murder and not self defense. Try to find a jury to convict the kid… Won’t happen.”

“Good riddance!!! I don’t feel sorry for him one bit. If anyone ever does anything to my child I will go to prison forever for putting a bullet in their head. There’s one thing I don’t play about and that’s children or youth.”

So far police, have not given details on what preceded the stabbing. It is also unclear how the dead sex offender and the boy knew one another. Neighbors say the 16-year-old boy looked frightened as he watched the man die. The name of the 16-year-old boy has not been made public. In June, the Inquisitr reported on the case of a father who killed the sex offender who molested his daughter.

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