INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Hours after an arrest was made in his murder, the family of Nathan Trapuzzzano is publicly remembering the 24-year-old expectant father.
Trapuzzano’s wife Jennifer hasn’t spoken publicly, but shortly after news of the arrest came, she posted this message to her Facebook page:
“Today has been extra rough. It’s been one week and I still can’t comprehend that this is all real. The police have reported the suspect of my husband’s murder was only 16. Oh how my already wounded heart aches to hear this. Nate always said one of the greatest crimes in the world today is how many babies grow up without their father. I don’t know this man’s circumstances but it hurts to hear that such a young man could turn to such violence. Please pray for his conversion.”
This statement comes as court documents show the suspect, 16-year-old Simeon Adams, did not live with his parents; instead, he lived with two cousins, one of whom told police that, before last Tuesday when Trapuzzano was killed, they hadn’t talked to Adams “for several days.”
That same cousin identified Adams as the person on the surveillance video.
In addition to Trapuzzano’s wife, his brother and sister spoke after Adams was arrested.
“He was younger than me by about two years, but I always looked up to him,” brother Matt Trapuzzano said. “He was kind of like a bigger brother to me. He’s always influenced me.”
Trapuzzano’s brother and sister remembered him as a smart man who was strong in his faith.
His sister, Rachael Pruitt, said it’s a message of compassion that Trapuzzano’s wife Jennifer wants people to remember.
“She wants to make sure that Nate’s faith comes across, because she definitely feels that it’s help and changed some people, and that’s kind of what she wants his legacy to be,” Pruitt said.
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