|Paul was a 17 year old high school senior. He had attended
the winter formal dance with his girlfriend, and had gone to a house party
with his friends later on. He was provoked into a fight and stabbed multiple
times. Shawn Thomas Turk was convicted of murder 2, and Joshua Gary Young
pleaded out to manslaughter.
Paul had a fight with another boy 3 weeks prior, and Shawn Thomas Turk and Joshua Gary Young were friends of that boy. Shawn and Joshua showed up at the party knowing Paul would be arriving later. They waited. It was planned. Paul was outnumbered and unarmed.
Paul died about 90 minutes after he got to the hospital. He never regained consciousness, there were no good byes.
Paul played both baseball and football in high school. He went to the World Series playing baseball when he was 10 years old. He was a strong, confident kid, with charisma galore. His enthusiasm for life was contagious.
His only brother is now 17 years old, a senior in high school. He will graduate from high school, and turn 18 without the brother who was his hero.