Rest in peace, little cousin. | The Momma Diaries

Friday, October 14, 2011

Rest in peace, little cousin.

Not all endings are happy.  Some are downright tragic.  I wish I didn't have to write this post. 

My cousin.  My 23 year old cousin, is dead. 

Apparently last Friday, he was pulled over for a motor vehicle stop.  He was going to be charged with driving with a suspended license, & possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.  This was not his first run in with the law.  I don't want to go into his past, because it really doesn't matter.  I will say, he has never hurt anyone.  And despite his legal issues, he was a good person.

While they were waiting for the transportation vehicle, he somehow escaped...although he was handcuffed.  He wound up jumping into a nearby river, & drowned.  When they pulled him out of the river, he only had one hand in cuffs. 

That's really all I can say about the details, for now.  There's obviously a huge investigation going on, because seriously, how the hell did he escape?!  Our family has many, many unanswered questions...some of which we might never have the answers to. 

The bottom line is...a 23 year old man died.  My aunts son is dead.  My cousin who has been caring for my father in Florida, just lost his younger brother.  I don't care what he was going to be charged with.  He should not be dead. 

Life isn't always pretty.  In fact, it can be downright ugly.  RIP to my cousin who used to ask me to paint his nails when he was a little boy.  xoxo


  1. So sad.. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss and your family's loss. All of you are in my prayers and thoughts through this difficult and confusing time.

    x's and o's


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