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    A young friend of mine was murdered this week. His name was Anthony J. Tucker and he was 13 years old. He was a great kid. Always polite and respectful. Loved to play video games, skateboard, fish, and even took the time to play chess with me on occasion when he'd visit the house with my aunt and his father. When we first met over two years ago, he and his sister, Adrienne, were fascinated with my electric wheelchair and had a thousand questions about my injury and paralysis. We spent most of that bright, summer day outside so they could practice driving my wheelchair and take turns riding on the back.

    This week, early Tuesday morning, Anthony was shot to death by his mother's boyfriend, whose name I can't bear to post here.

    Anthony was running away from a fight between his mother and her boyfriend. Anthony was running down their driveway, just trying to save himself and his sister, when the boyfriend, the coward, shot him four times from behind with an automatic rifle.

    There are no words to express the fury and sorrow.

    Tomorrow, Anthony's father will collect the ashes of his son and try to gather what remains of his shattered life for the sake of his daughter. They are the bravest, strongest people I have ever had the honor to meet. If you would like to send them condolensces, contact me and I will give you their address privately.

    Anthony was a good kid. He should never have died this way. I pray that somehow, some good comes of this tragedy.

    You can read Anthony's obituary here: http://www.bangornews.com/a/class/ob...y.cfm?id=61202

    And follow the story at http://www.wlbz2.com/ and http://www.wabi.tv/
    Last edited by Saorsa; 12-03-2006, 09:07 PM.
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  • #2
    sad

    Sorry you lost a friend. Prayer's and thought's are with those who have to deal with this. Yeah, word's aren't enough....

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    • #3
      Hey man...I am just so sorry. My condolences.

      John
      "Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence." Lin Yutang

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      • #4
        My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

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        • #5
          You can't say enough when a child's life is taken.

          I'm very sorry.

          Joe
          And the truth shall set you free.

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          • #6
            That's sad to hear.Will pray for you and hisfamily.
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            • #7
              So sorry to hear this. What a tradegy.....
              T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

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              • #8
                That's terrible, so sorry that something like that happened. What kind of a worthless piece of sh!t guns down a frightened 13 year old? In one of the articles it mentions: A fund has been set up for the family. You can send donations to:

                Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union
                P.O. Box 10
                Pittsfield
                De Omnibus Dubitandum

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                • #9
                  No fear .. Karma will rule ..... I'm so so sorry Saorsa .... prayers and light for you all !!!!!!

                  Obieone
                  ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


                  " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
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                  • #10
                    I'm very sorry to know of this, Saorsa. Please be as supportive as your can and is needed for them. Please be as open to moving on when it's time for yourself.

                    Steve
                    Last edited by Juke_spin; 12-03-2006, 11:31 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Karma's too slow. What a terrible terrible thing.
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                      • #12
                        I am so sorry my prayers for anthony and his family.
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                        • #13
                          That's horrible. What else can be said? I'm sorry for you and his parents.
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                          • #14
                            This breaks my heart. What a sweet kid he sounded to be! I pray for healing for his family and all that loved him.

                            And I pray for a painful and everlasting reckoning on the bastard that took his life.
                            "I just want you to know, it was the best time ever." J.F.F.

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                            • #15
                              This was really hard to read. So I can only imagine what it must be like for you and this young boy's family. I just don't understand why things like this have to happen to innocent people.

                              May he rest in peace. My thoughts are with you and his family.

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