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Think of the family

My son was killed in a tragic car accident in Nevada City on Friday night. I received the “phone call in the middle of the night” that every parent dreads. The news is simply UNBEARABLE. All authorities involved have been very kind to provide details of the crash that are accurate, yet controlled in a way to ensure that me, James-Paul’s father, his 15 year-old sister, his adoring grandmother, and his beloved girlfriend, and all of his family and friends would not be hurt.

Then you published your article on Monday which provided all of the gory details that we are now reliving in our minds and are now forced to keep as horrible images of my baby’s last moments for the rest of our lives. I did not need to know all of this. No one in Nevada City needed to know all of this. If anyone wanted to know this level of graphic detail, they could have contacted the police or the coroner directly. I understand your need to report this accident. It was tragic and my life will never be the same. But now, along with all of the hurt and sadness I am feeling, a mother’s broken heart … Feelings that you will never know unless you experience this kind of tragedy yourself, you have made me feel anger; that is something that I should not have to feel at this horrible time. Shame on you. In the future, please think of the family before you publish accident details that can never be erased in the minds of hearts of loved ones. Thank you.

Valerie Marderosian



Fresno

Formerly of Nevada City


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