Your Name: Peggy Setencich
Victim’s Name: Matthew Carrington
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I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would have to be writing this. I cannot believe my nephew Matt Carrington is gone. I think about him every day. I remember the day he was born and thinking what a wonderful blessing he was. As he grew older I saw him grow into a fine young man. He was very sweet, caring, generous and a pleasure to be around. He had his whole life ahead of him and it was senselessly cut short by these terrible acts of violence. They were all negligent.–something should have been done and could have been done, yet these young men chose to do NOTHING! No one should have to endure these senseless “rituals” that are not only harmful, but DEADLY!! This kind of treatment must stop and these young men must be punished.
One life has affected so many, we have lost a son, brother, grandchild, nephew, friend, neighbor. It breaks my heart to see Matt’s family have to go through this horrific ordeal. I’ll never again hear Hi Auntie Peggy. I’ll never see him again. It will never be the same.
Of one thing I am sure…Matt was loved by many and will never be forgotten. We will all work to make others aware of the terrible risks involved in hazing. Punishing the offenders in this case will be a step in the right direction.