Details about the night Rodriguez kidnapped Dru SjodinGrand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - Wednesday we take you inside the mind of convicted Sex Offender Alfonso Rodriguez.
By: Katie Lange, WDAY
Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - Wednesday we take you inside the mind of convicted Sex Offender Alfonso Rodriguez.
New court documents released today give us a disturbing look at the day he kidnapped and murdered Dru Sjodin.
Prosecutors say the 416 page document was filed in U.S. Court this morning, confirms Rodriguez was mentally competent when he killed Sjodin 10 years ago this month, and it wasn't an accident.
We warn you, some of the chilling facts you're about to hear are alarming.
November 22nd, 2003 - Dru Sjodin leaves work at the Grand Forks mall.
Court documents say Rodriguez spotted her in the mall earlier that day, and recognized she shared similar traits with a woman who molested him years before.
Rodriguez would follow her into the parking lot - threaten her with a knife and tie her hands behind her back.
The papers indicate they'd swap vehicles, with Rodriguez driving to a different part of the mall parking lot intending to rape Sjodin.
Documents say he then came to his senses and decided not to rape her, instead driving on country roads before getting lost.
"She told me she had a son and she was married - and then she told me also that, that she had herpes."
Rodriguez told medical examiners he was driving Sjodin back to the mall when she began to fight him.
"She just kept on kicking my window.... She kicked me in the chest and I fell backwards... I hit her and slapped her twice..I was holding her by the neck...I heard a crack and she stopped moving"
Rodriguez claims he panicked, tied a plastic bag over Sjodin's head to catch the blood and decided to hide her body at a ravine where he use to fish.
"I found a crack that was big enough and put her in there and cut some grass and put it on top of her, and that was it."
Sjodin's body wouldn't be found until months later, in April of 2004.
Rodriguez's appeals have been denied all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
He now has four new attorneys as he makes his last appeal - a habeas corpusl, claiming he's being wrongfully held.