“To speak of forgiveness…”

Simeon Adams smiling

Simeon Adams

“To speak of forgiveness…”

Simeon Adams sentenced to 55 years in Nathan Trapuzzano murder case

“Simeon Adams, 18, pleaded guilty to the murder of Nathan Trapuzzano in June. Adams admitted to shooting and killing Trapuzzano on West 16th Street in the early morning hours of April 1, 2014. Prosecutors believed Adams tried to rob Trapuzzano while he was on his daily morning walk…”

Read more: Simeon Adams sentenced to 55 years in Nathan Trapuzzano murder case http://go.fox59.com/1OCVNub via @fox59

My Victim Impact Statement

“I am Jennifer Ann Trapuzzano, the widow of Nathan Benjamin Trapuzzano, and mother to his only child, Cecilia Marie Trapuzzano…

“Simeon Adams has been sentenced to 55 years. 55 years will never give Nathan back to us. It will never mend my broken heart. It will never give Cecilia the chance to know her father. However, I come here today not to plead for more time, but to speak of forgiveness…”

Read more: My Victim Impact Statement – https://alovesostrong.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/my-victim-impact-statement/

Nathan and Jennifer Trapuzzano

Nathan and Jennifer Trapuzzano

Senseless killing: A shocking death, a remarkable life

“Nathan Trapuzzano was expecting a baby on May 7, would celebrate his first wedding anniversary on May 11 and turn 25 years old on May 17. He was a self-taught computer engineer, graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University with a degree in classical studies and was fluent in Latin.

“On Tuesday, while taking his regular morning walk for exercise, he was gunned down on the Westside for no apparent reason.

“Family, friends and colleagues on Wednesday mourned his shocking death while honoring his remarkable life…”

Continue reading: Senseless killing: A shocking death, a remarkable life http://indy.st/1fk5le7 via @indystar

Teen who killed Trapuzzano: ‘I’m coming home’

“Simeon Adams was sentenced to 55 years in prison Friday for killing Nathan Trapuzzano.

“Police say 16-year-old Simeon Adams shot and killed Trapuzzano on April 1, 2014 as Trapuzzano was out for a morning walk. The expectant father was just blocks from his home. Prosecutors say Adams, now 17-years-old, tried to mug Trapuzzano, but ended up fatally shooting him.

“On his way into the courtroom Friday, Adams made a comment to a 24-Hour News 8 crew.

“I’m coming home … dammit,” Adams said…”

Read more: Teen who killed Trapuzzano: ‘I’m coming home’ http://wp.me/p4ySt8-PpO via @wish_tv



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2 Responses to “To speak of forgiveness…”

  1. ronster12012 says:

    AJ

    “However, I come here today not to plead for more time, but to speak of forgiveness…” ”

    Forgiveness is indeed a virtue……..however I somehow feel that this case of forgiveness(and other similar cases recently) is premature, or forced, or somehow prescribed as the correct way to deal with a tragedy of this nature.

    IMO there are primal needs for revenge or at least absolute seething hatred, faux forgiveness is just a recipe for ongoing confusion and depression. Genuine forgiveness is always to be welcomed but in my experience it comes when it comes.

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