Sunday, January 18, 2009

'A Father's Sadness'—one terribly sad goodbye

For those of us at the University of Wisconsin, two tragic stories have plagued the last year—the homicides of Joel Marino and Brittany Zimmermann. While one case has been solved, the other remains a mystery. 

Though the Joel Marino case ended with the conviction of Adam Peterson, it took an even more tragic turn last week when Peterson committed suicide in jail. In a letter in the Capital Times, Peterson's father, Melvin, writes about the agony of losing a son to mental illness—apologizing to Marino's family for their loss as well.

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