Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sad Development / Arrest in Derek Boogaard's Death

Most of you probably recall the untimely death of NHL enforcer and NY Rangers winger, Derek Boogaard back in May.

Yesterday, his younger brother Aaron (a former WB / S Baby Pens player) was charged in his death which comes as just as big of a surprise as Derek's death to most everyone especially those closest to the brothers.

The Younger Boogaard was charged specifically with a felony for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance (which also applies to narcotics that are given away for free) as well as interfering with the scene of a death.  Reports are that Aaron told police that he gave Derek "a single oxycodone the night before he found Derek Boogaard dead in their Minneapolis apartment"  then "allegedly flushing the rest of his brother's drug stash - a mix of oxycodone and related drugs - down the toilet before police arrived," which are details that have just come to light and ultimately led to the charges.

To read more, CLICK HERE to go to the article at The News Tribune.

I really sympathize with the Boogaard family with the already difficult situation of Derek's death being made even more unbearable by Aaron being charged.  I pray for their peace and comfort at this time ... may God bless them and time heal their pain and struggles.

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