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Vigil planned for West Yellowstone boy who was killed

James-Hurley
Gallatin County Sheriff
James Alex Hurley suffered a fatal beating at his home in West Yellowstone.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - West Yellowstone residents are planning a candlelight vigil this weekend for a 12-year-old boy who was beaten to death.

Organizers say the vigil for James Alex Hurley will start at 5 p.m. Sunday at the West Yellowstone City Park.

Attendees are being asked to bring their own candles and to wear blue ribbons for child abuse awareness.

Hurley died on Feb. 3, and his grandparents and a 14-year-old uncle face deliberate homicide charges.

Investigators said they found cellphone videos showing family members torturing and beating the boy in the months leading up to his death.

He had been removed from school in September 2019.

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  1. “….bring their own candles and to wear blue ribbons for child abuse awareness.”
    “Investigators said they found cellphone videos showing family members torturing and beating the boy in the months leading up to his death.”
    Just a thought, but wouldn’t neighbors yanking their HEADS out of their….cellphones(?) and paying a bit of attention to some such horrors AROUND them be a BETTER idea? Maybe it WOULDN’T give that warm-and-fuzzy feeling that ‘vigils’ seem to, but then maybe this child would not have had to die.
    The term used to describe this type of bestial*ty is ‘systematic’, and I am recalled of that adage about the only thing required for EVIL to triumph is…. 🙁

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