‘Stay strong,’ says 15-year-old survivor of Houston-area shooting

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  • DGDENTON Gainesville, TX
    July 15, 2014 4:00 p.m.

    Texas justice is sure, if not as swift as we would like. We execute murderers. We don't fall for that idea that criminals deserve a chance to be rehabilitated or that execution is for revenge. We put criminals where they belong, in prison to protect the law abiding citizen. That is where Utah should have put him. Haskell had proven himself to be dangerous to innocent citizens. He should have already been in jail and never have gotten to Texas. When will common sense prevail?

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    July 15, 2014 9:51 a.m.


    I have some very good friends who had a disagreement with LDS leadership and were ex'd and are now shunned. Just recently, the news was filled with the shunning of Ms. Kate Kelly. I don't see a difference between your church or the Jehovah's Witnesses (or any other, for that matter).

    In any case, the point I was (perhaps too) subtly trying to make to I&C was that this particular forum is not an appropriate place to proselytize for your religion.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    July 14, 2014 2:49 p.m.

    To quote the Brian Dennehy character from Silverado, "We'll give you a fair trial, and a first class hanging." Hopefully quickly.

  • Poqui Murray, UT
    July 14, 2014 8:20 a.m.

    What a strong young lady! The justice system needs to administer swift judgement on the shooter. A short trial and a quick execution.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    July 14, 2014 7:38 a.m.

    Ranch - That's the initial message from the JWs, but I have very good friends who had a personal disagreement with JW local leadership and were and are vindictively shunned by the entire congregation. This is a very real difference between JW and LDS.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    July 14, 2014 7:14 a.m.

    I'm glad this girl is doing well and I love the fact she quoted Dumbledore.


    The Jehovah's Witnesses have a message of hope for families, just as do the LDS. Open your doors and let them in.

  • cmsense Kaysville, UT
    July 13, 2014 7:56 p.m.

    Amazing girl!

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    July 13, 2014 10:39 a.m.

    I know of people who refuse to read, listen or watch the news because of the sorrow that it brings.
    What do incidents like this tell us about the mournful condition of this mortal existence?

    Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a message of hope for families. Open your doors and let them in.

  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    July 13, 2014 10:37 a.m.

    We have the privilege of knowing the Stay family, and they were strong in faith and had such a close family. Cassidy is a product of this strength and love, and because of her faith she will be able move forward and forgive. They are missed very much.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 13, 2014 10:07 a.m.

    Don't pay a traffic ticket, go to jail.

    History of Domestic violence, mental illness, over an over again?

    You can still buy a gun,
    but can't be stopped and go to jail AFTER you gun down an entire family.


  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    July 13, 2014 8:50 a.m.

    She is right about the angels and being able to see her family again one day. Doesn't keep me from hoping the killer is locked away and they lose the key. He has proved over and over again (this time costing this wonderful young woman her family) that he can't live among civilized people.

  • hockeymom Highland, UT
    July 13, 2014 7:58 a.m.

    What a long and difficult road this little girl will have to travel alone! So glad she has extended family who will wrap their arms around her and help her face this. That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger - in this case that means literally! Hang in there, sweetheart! Many prayers and people are in your corner!

  • Sal Provo, UT
    July 13, 2014 5:52 a.m.

    We need a fast track to put men who commit violence against women behind bars. No more worthless restraining orders. The minute a woman is hit or dragged about by the hair put the man in prison for some years.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    July 12, 2014 7:07 p.m.

    This is one brave little girl who even though lost her immediate family, saved other family members who undoubtedly would have been next by her 911 call. May the Lord continue to bless her through the difficult days ahead. Her uncle should be found guilty of Murder 1. May he never see the light of day again. I understand under Texas law they take permanent action in cases like this and don't fool around!