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The Mayor of Aurora is pleading Wayside Cross Ministries to reconsider their commitment to accepting recently freed Ripper Crew Killer Thomas Kokoraleis as a resident at their downtown Aurora location.

Mayor Richard Irvin posted his thoughts on Facebook where he basically said that he “absolutely disagreed” with the Wayside’s choice to take Kokoraleis in after he served 35 years for raping and murdering 21-year-old Lorry Borowski in 1982. By the way, Borowski is one of as many as 18 women whose death or disappearance Kokoraleis and the Ripper Crew have been tied to.

The Mayor said that the city was blindsided when Kokoraleis registered with the Aurora Police Department as living at Wayside Cross Ministries, citing the facilities “close proximity to parks, churches and day care centers,” let alone the “unspeakable nature” of his crimes.

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The Mayor did recognize the Christian facility and it’s contributions to the community, but continues that their decision to take in Kokoraleis “suggests that they do not fully appreciate the impact Kokoraleis’ mere presence will have on the community as a whole.”

What are your thoughts on this? Should he be given a chance after serving his time or do you think he needs to go? Let me know in the comments below!

Danielle Tufano

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