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  • ladybug68 Nov 30, 7:47 p.m.

    You know, I do not care if this kid is purple with orange polka dots and the same for the victim... this is a kid who had lots going for him and something went awry... That is sad for him and his family regardless of where he went to school and lived. The victim, he is a dad, a son, an uncle, a human so very sad for his family's loss as well, Losses all the way around here and both families need prayer..

  • Scubagirl Nov 30, 6:27 p.m.

    the color of his skin DOES NOT MATTER!!! By all accounts this young man was someone to be proud of and everyone speaks highly of him. Something happened to him to cause this-I merely offered one very possible scenario. For ANYONE else who all the facts were exactly the same (again REGARDLESS OF SKIN COLOR) I would have said the same thing. I, nor anyone else, was implying he should get off IF he did it, simply trying to find some logic in an act that seems to have none. We all, libs, wingnuts ALL want to understand. It's always hard to see such a promising life get destroyed.

    Two families are now hurting more than most of us will ever know, and hopefully never will. My heartfelt condolences to all of them.

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 30, 6:09 p.m.

    Oh Lord, who brought race into this?

    Was it really necessary??

    Does it make you feel better to do so???

    I pray for everyone and everything that has a beating heart. I don't care what color they are.

    So drop your race card. It's gotten old and has lost its bite.

  • mmtlash Nov 30, 5:58 p.m.

    bicker bicker bicker all you folks do on here is bicker

  • Bartmeister Nov 30, 5:27 p.m.

    Where are all the left libs calling for his rights and wait until the details come out? Was the murder victim black or white? You left wingers always give me something to laugh at. Stick your head back in the sand, you're just embarrassing yourselves now.

  • Bartmeister Nov 30, 5:19 p.m.

    Up here, it is just according to "who" you are. wakemom

    Did you happen to notice the color of his skin? piene2

    ================================================

    Birds of a feather. Up here? Who you are? Skin color? bwahahahaha!!!!!! Keep stirring the pot!

  • Bose12 Nov 30, 5:09 p.m.

    I agree also Bullseye/Wakemom... I recall reading yesterday where someone offered a prayer to families of the young man/ Vietnam veteran and it garned all types of backlash.. Now, this violent act happens, and the situation is totally different... As I stated yesterday "all groups of people" commit violent crimes but to some posters on here, it is only "one group" of people. I dont know this young man and what really happened but whatever the case is, it is sad when someone loses their life to acts of crime.. both families suffer.."regardless of what quote on quote group committs the crime"

  • piene2 Nov 30, 5:09 p.m.

    "It's funny. How does this guy garner so much sympathy and people think he "needs our prayers", when any other murder suspect should be shot on sight? Weird.
    BullsEye"

    Did you happen to notice the color of his skin?

  • raleigh-cary Nov 30, 4:50 p.m.

    This is a sad story indeed, for the victim and his family of course, but also for the young man who killed him. If this is because of mental illness, it is no excuse and he must pay for his crime, BUT society has to do more to understand the nature of mental illness and realize how devastating it is to individuals and to families -- and to better respond to those who need help. Not saying this was involved at all, but if it was, then it is truly a sad, sad story.

    And to the person who posted -- "What we DO know is that he has been accused of murder and he lives in Cary which is becoming known for violent crime." -- I say simply, "What?" Cary - -becoming known for violent crime -- don't think so. Yes, there have been a few domestic murder cases there that generated a lot of press coverage, but I think when you look at violent crime rates involving murders, attacks, and rapes -- Cary will not be high on the list.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 30, 4:48 p.m.

    "needs our prayers",

    Prayer never hurt anyone. Praying for you. I sure hope it helps in some way. :)

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 30, 4:36 p.m.

    Pray for this young man.

  • whatdowehavehere Nov 30, 4:30 p.m.

    Obviously we can only guess what happened, but it's probably not a simple case. Too many questions that may go unanswered if they didn't use the computer to speak to each other. But if they did...... you can bet it will be looked at closely to match the story he is telling v/s the victim's family.

  • kikinc Nov 30, 4:23 p.m.

    The kid is FROM Cary. He doesn't live there now. That's like saying if I kill someone here, my hometown of Farmingdale, NY is violent. I live in Cary, and I don't fear violent crime.

  • wakemom Nov 30, 4:20 p.m.

    It's funny. How does this guy garner so much sympathy and people think he "needs our prayers", when any other murder suspect should be shot on sight? Weird.
    BullsEye

    Up here, it is just according to "who" you are.

  • ronzo Nov 30, 4:03 p.m.

    He was also an Eagle Scout

  • iknowmyschnitzel Nov 30, 4:02 p.m.

    h3ardita11b4...you obviously do not have a shred of knowledge about mental illness.

  • bronzegoddess40 Nov 30, 3:57 p.m.

    I agree with you BullsEye!

  • scp3417 Nov 30, 3:50 p.m.

    could've been in self-defense. really doesn't seem like the kind of guy to do this. :/

  • iknowmyschnitzel Nov 30, 3:49 p.m.

    Lovers quarrel turned deadly

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 30, 3:45 p.m.

    h3ard - "Schizophrenia? And the excuses begin."

    One never knows what tomorrow will bring. Better not to talk or act like one's own life is so rosy considering that.

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 30, 3:43 p.m.

    So much confusion.

    Praying for those who loved the deceased.

  • deblong Nov 30, 3:38 p.m.

    My son was in marching band with him. He appeared to be a wholesome, popular guy. This is shocking, to say the least! Maybe we'll find out it was in self-defense? Very strange indeed!!Really feel for the victim's family.

  • immaannoid Nov 30, 3:31 p.m.

    Sounds like he would not be allowed to be a scout leader.

  • larterl Nov 30, 3:24 p.m.

    what a sad descent for this young man. His family must be devastated. Such a promising life ruined by horrible choices. Poor man gave him a home to live in and pays with his life. So sad.

  • YeaOh Nov 30, 3:06 p.m.

    Zach has had a psychotic break. His trouble started after fasting only on water for a mission at college. He is not a well young man. Please pray for everyone involved.

  • h3ardita11b4 Nov 30, 3:01 p.m.

    Schizophrenia? And the excuses begin. Please stop making excuses for this man. He KILLED someone; someone that gave him a place to stay. If things were going bad for him, he should've left. Prayers are going out to the family of the VICTIM.

  • Its the who what Nov 30, 3:00 p.m.

    Yet another citizen of Cary involved in a violent crime. He deserves no more benefit of the doubt than anyone else. Cary has had multiple incidents of murder an violent crimes either committed in the town or by residents of the town. People are trying to say he is crazy and refer to his background but you dont know what his background is. What we DO know is that he has been accused of murder and he lives in Cary which is becoming known for violent crime.

  • BullsEye Nov 30, 2:44 p.m.

    It's funny. How does this guy garner so much sympathy and people think he "needs our prayers", when any other murder suspect should be shot on sight? Weird.

  • kellypsnll Nov 30, 2:34 p.m.

    Looking at this mans backround, this whole story makes absolutly no sense whatsoever. Hope he, his family, and the family of the deceased get the answers and help they need.

  • Uhavenoclu Nov 30, 2:21 p.m.

    Aww glad we live in Cary unlike Durham we have such nice people and neighbors here.
    Like i said it's always the ones you least expect and even trust and love that you need to keep an eye on. Not the moody angry one who you ignore or think is crazy because they have a temper or said a few nasty things to you.
    For when people see someone angry for a reason they think they are crazy. Or when they see someone laughing or happy and even loving in public they think they ate crazy.

  • Scubagirl Nov 30, 1:54 p.m.

    sadly he's of the age that schizophrenia strikes, often with disastrous results. Very sad-2 lives

  • Tarheel born Nov 30, 1:50 p.m.

    Maybe Alabama moves quicker than N.C. to impose the "appropriate" punishment.

  • westernwake1 Nov 30, 1:48 p.m.

    "Definitely gonna be more to come out. Here's an interesting write-up about the case with a lot more info:

    http://www.carynews.com/2012/11/29/67290/cary-eagle-scout-is-charged-with.html" - Chili

    'Stirewalt also started a blog, “sassygayhippie.tumblr.com,” where he chronicled his venturing into the New York night club scene'

    Yep, I think a lot more will come out about this case.

  • common tater Nov 30, 1:35 p.m.

    Hearing more and more stories lately like this of young men with promising futures and supporting families. The paths they choose sometimes defy explanation. Praying for them.

  • Chili Nov 30, 1:26 p.m.

    Definitely gonna be more to come out. Here's an interesting write-up about the case with a lot more info:

    http://www.carynews.com/2012/11/29/67290/cary-eagle-scout-is-charged-with.html

  • baldchip Nov 30, 1:25 p.m.

    This family needs our prayers.

  • map1agmachining Nov 30, 1:23 p.m.

    Future does look good on this for him. Needs to hire my "cousin Vinny"!

  • Scubagirl Nov 30, 1:08 p.m.

    gonna be more to come out on this one. Seems the kid had a lot going for him before leaving the state.

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