Community rallies around family of slain West Jordan girl

Neighbors to help remodel home where 6-year-old was abducted


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  • Rebel ,
    March 19, 2014 4:49 p.m.

    If this guy is convicted he should get the death penalty. I am all for forgiveness but for hideous crimes like this the death penalty is appropriate.We don't want him on the street and we certainly don't want take care of him for life.
    Great to hear about what the neighbors have plan.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    March 19, 2014 4:04 p.m.

    Prayers. Amazing people. I'd probably move away...

  • Ldslady Holladay, UT
    March 19, 2014 3:08 p.m.

    Who is to say the police officer hadn't prayed that morning before going to work, asking for God's guidance as he carried out his difficult demanding work? To say bringing God into it is unprofessional is practically slanderous. I hardly feel "religion is becoming a shot of whisky for the weak minded." How easy it is for the nonreligious to say religion makes men weak, when the opposite is true! It takes far more strength to have faith in God and live with conviction. It takes courage to be religious in today's society. Living one's religion makes men far stronger than those with no belief. Fools mock religion and God, when neither creates weakness in man. Some feel God wouldn't allow such evil to occur. He gives us agency, but also accountability. Evil exists. This evil man will pay dearly for his evil choice. I do not know all that causes any human to become so disturbed to do such evil acts. But blaming God is foolish. I sincerely believe God can (and does) intervene when and where He chooses. It is up to us listen and to be quick to observe.

  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    March 19, 2014 2:40 p.m.

    any death is sad. but an innocent child is the ultimate. prayers for the family.

  • RFLASH Salt Lake City, UT
    March 19, 2014 1:22 p.m.

    There couldn't be much worse that could happen to somebody. It is good to know that others are there and that they care. I pray that they find a way to live a happy life. It would be so difficult. God bless them with strength.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    March 19, 2014 1:13 p.m.

    I have an 8 yr old daughter and I can't imagine the pain this family is going through, my thoughts and prayers go out to this family. I

  • Darrel Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 19, 2014 8:40 a.m.

    I am generally against the death penalty; but if this had happened to my daughter, I would not settle for anything less than that

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    March 19, 2014 8:24 a.m.

    ".... his case has been on hold for several months pending a decision from the Utah Supreme Court as to whether a judge or a magistrate should oversee Black's mental competency hearing...."

    Why is it taking months simply to decide who oversees his mental competency hearing?

  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    March 19, 2014 8:11 a.m.

    Hooray! There is still good in this world. If everyone would treat their neighbors with so much love what a world this would be. I hope this will help this family heal. Remember, just saying hi, taking out or in someone's trash can etc. can mean so much to your neighbor. I in several of my neighbors trash cans every week. I don't get a Thank You because they don't know who does it while they are at work. Just love your neighbors like the people in this article do. Thank You for the good example.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 19, 2014 6:13 a.m.

    These neighbors are truly Christ's disciples here on earth to minister for Him!

    God bless you all!