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Letter: Wrong focus for story

I did not know Will Graham well, but I do know his mother, Geraldine, as I worked with her many years when she was a guidance counselor at Aspen High School. My heart is aching for her and her family during this tragic time. I find it appalling that your newspaper chose to run a story focusing only on Will’s negatives and the difficulties he has experienced (“Graham had legal struggles before Punchbowl episode,” The Aspen Times, June 9). I am struggling to understand the reasons behind such an insensitive story. Regardless of the mistakes Will might have made in his life, he is a human being with a family who loves him, and they deserve their privacy and respect. I, along with my colleagues, will be sending loving thoughts to Geraldine and her family.

Cerena Thomsen