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Mountain View teen shot to death at grandmother's home

Original post made on Jun 7, 2012

A Mountain View teenager was shot and killed Monday outside his grandmother's home in Oregon, about 13 miles south of Portland. Adrien Wallace, the boy's 41-year-old uncle, has confessed to killing 16-year-old St. Francis High School student Nicolas Juarez.

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Posted by Observer
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jun 7, 2012 at 10:46 am

I'm very sorry for the loss of this bright young man.


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Posted by Saddened
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 7, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Such a tragedy. It illustrates the importance of research being done to deal with mental health, and across the board, in terms of age. It cannot be ignored or disregarded, as it could be anyone, and in anyone's family.

This will affect local teens in perhaps a greater way than teen suicide has, as this was the life of a teen with a promising future, ended at the hands of an emotionally disturbed adult family member.

The faith community needs to step to the plate, and lead the way, as they did during the community's streaks of suicide. It is ones faith that we rely on, during times of trial like this.

Perhaps education can begin at the church during the boy's funeral, with pastors and elder leaders planting healthy seeds of faith that will later grow in the lives of those of his young friends and his family that now mourn. God help us all, and those that are mourning this loss.


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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2012 at 9:55 am

I'm so very sorry for this family's loss, too. What an unspeakable tragedy.


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