Adrian was a person who mattered. His death is a tragedy, and the fact that it happens so often should make us outraged, not inured.
How do you feel about living in a country where stuff like this happens? What are you doing to try to stop it?
What I ask of you is to think of Adrian Gonzalez not as a statistic or as a representative of his ethnicity or his neighborhood. Think of him as an individual: a son, a brother, a friend, or as I do, as a cute, energetic, kindhearted third grader who never got the chance to grow up.
WFXT reports Yamiley Mathurin, 21, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery today as jury deliberation continued for the trial of her and two pals for fatally stabbing Richel Nova in 2010. The other two still face charges of first-degree murder.
Marguerite Tomany, age 61, of North Grosvenor Dale, Conn., died as a result of injuries suffered in the lightning strike. The second victim, a 69-year-old woman from Concord, Mass. remains in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Both were in the water on Saturday when the first of three storms to hit Ipswich suddenly appeared, police say.