2 ordered to stand trial in death of 16-year-old
As I read this tragic story I was reminded of what that neighborhood has become
and how much better it was when I lived there 50+ years ago.Even
then it was considered the tougher part of SLC, but until the mid 60's it
was still a pretty decent place to live and grow up. The transition to the
seedy red-light type of place it is now picked up pace after about 1965 when a
small motel at about 1400 S. on State St. was turned into a halfway house for
drug addicts and others coming out of prison. Within just a few weeks incidents
of thefts and break-ins were noticeably more frequent and serious. Ironically,
I think the bulk of the offenses were perpetrated by visitors to the halfway
house rather than the occupants themselves, though they committed their fair
share of crimes.I'm very sorry for the family of this boy, and
to see that the neighborhood decline continues.
Moving doesn't help! If they want to find a partying crowd they will find
it anywhere. They will also stay in touch via social media. Sorry to hear of the
young man's death. Maybe parents should start before the kids are 16 or 17
trying to teach them how to be a young man or young lady. It started for me when
they were first learning to walk and talk. My kids learned please and Thank you
before they were two. They learned to give hugs and kisses and how to wake up on
the happy side of the bed. You must communicate with your kids their entire
life. They are never to young to have a "little talk". I also checked
to make sure where my kids said they were going was safe and that they were
really there. I wasn't the cool mom that wanted them to be popular, I
wanted them to grow up safe and make good choices. My prayers are with the
family of the handsome young man.
Norvert Wilson should have moved, to get his young son away from the crowd he
was moving with.A 16-year-old at an adult party? Really?
This individual should get the death penalty and tenyears isn't good
enough. The others should get life.But wait our judicial system will have
them allOut within ten years if that long.