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Trial date set in Apex teen's slaying

Posted June 17, 2010

— The trial of an Apex man accused of killing a high school student in 2008 has been set for Sept. 13.

Ryan Patrick Hare is one of four people charged with first-degree murder in the death of Matthew Josiah Silliman, 18, whose body was found Dec. 2, 2008, at an unoccupied property in New Hill.

An autopsy found he had been beaten with a hammer and died from asphyxiation.

Silliman had been missing for a week before sheriff's deputies found his body. Arrest warrants said the homicide occurred Nov. 30.

Hare's trial was originally set for May but was pushed back after investigators received an anonymous e-mail implicating a fifth person in Silliman's death.

Three others charged in the case – Allegra Rose Dahlquist, Aadil Shahid Khan and Drew Logan Shaw – have been offered plea deals in exchange for their cooperation and testimony against Hare.


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  • Wiser_now Jun 18, 2010

    wildcat - you are way too harsh and judgemental. You probably don't know those families and yet you feel free to totally condemn them. I'm glad I don't know you. I would not like to be judged like that.

    Most parents are great parents. They raise their children to be good people. Negative peer pressure and pure evil appear to have a stronger hold on our young people that good moral teaching.

    kikinc - thanks for your comment.

  • rhowerton Jun 17, 2010

    i personally think all 4 of the kid's need the same thing. the other 3 coward'are getting less charge. that's what is wrong with these kid's now, they can put the blame on some one eles. what a coward way out. WAKE UP AMERICA

  • kikinc Jun 17, 2010

    You can't always blame the parents. Sometimes, no matter how much a parent, or parents, try to keep a kid on the straight and narrow, you can't. I've seen it with my own two eyes.

  • wildcat Jun 17, 2010

    Continue to pray for all our young people whether you know them or not. Too many today are doing serious crimes which at the time is funny to them, but once arrested and know where they are going, its not funny any more. Once the law hands is on your child, their is nothing the parents can do. But sit there watch and support and watch the state grab them. Wake up parents and be a parent to the children in your care. Teach them right and set rules and regulations. In prison they have that. I don't think you want your child winding up their in prisons. So start doing your job right now.

  • wildcat Jun 17, 2010

    It's as if they were raised to be barbarians, or something.

    They were. Now the parents are feeling this guilt. Don't play to big and better than others. That comes back on you.

  • wildcat Jun 17, 2010

    Justice will NEVER be served .

    Justice will be served if they give them all life in prison without parole. At least they will not walk this earth freely. They will grow elderly in prison.

  • wildcat Jun 17, 2010

    Wonder what their parents are thinking and saying now, since they created them by giving them whatever they WANT. No needs. Now the parents suffer because of the way they raise them.

  • wildcat Jun 17, 2010

    All four should received life in prisons without parole. This young man did not deserved to die. Allow them to pay for this crime with their life in prison.

  • snickers27588 Jun 17, 2010

    Justice will NEVER be served . . . HE'S DEAD!!!!

  • Adelinthe Jun 17, 2010

    I can't believe what these "children" put this one child through. It's as if they were raised to be barbarians, or something.

    Praying for the loved ones of their victim, and praying for justice to be served - quickly and harshly.

    God bless.