Teen Dies From Gun Shot

Apr 16, 2007 Full story: WILX-TV Lansing 48

A 14-year-old Livingston County Boy is dead, after being shot with a gun. Police say he found the weapon in his home. via WILX-TV Lansing

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“Butterfly Princess”

Since: Apr 07

Fowlerville

#1 Apr 17, 2007
This is so sad. My little brother in law was great friends with both of these boys. I watched him cry yesterday when he explained to me that he couldnt believe that his friend was gone. He couldnt understand how something like this could have happened. Neither can I. Its a tragic accident that could have been prevented......

“Hell is on earth in MI”

Since: Feb 07

Brighton/Howell & KENTUCKY!!!

#2 Apr 24, 2007
patsgirlmes wrote:
This is so sad. My little brother in law was great friends with both of these boys. I watched him cry yesterday when he explained to me that he couldnt believe that his friend was gone. He couldnt understand how something like this could have happened. Neither can I. Its a tragic accident that could have been prevented......
I don't think that there are enough words to express how awful this is.

I feel for the parents who lost their son.

I feel for the other child and family who are involved in this.

I feel for the school children who are now missing a friend and have to learn to live without this friend.
NICKS MOM

Utica, MI

#3 May 15, 2007
I KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO LOSE A CHILD, I KNOW THE DEVASTATION IT CAUSES TO FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY, I LOST MY 13 YEAR OLD SUDDENLY, AT SCHOOL WHILE PARTICIPATING IN GYM CLASS HE COLLAPSED AND WAS UNABLE TO BE REVIVED, IT HAS SINCE BEEN 5 YEARS, HE WOULD BE GOING TO PROM ON FRIDAY AND GRADUATING IN JUNE, THE RIPPLE EFFECT NEVER ENDS, IT IS A LIFE LONG TRAUMA, I FEEL FOR THE OTHER CHILD!

“Hell is on earth in MI”

Since: Feb 07

Brighton/Howell & KENTUCKY!!!

#4 May 16, 2007
NICKS MOM wrote:
I KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO LOSE A CHILD, I KNOW THE DEVASTATION IT CAUSES TO FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY, I LOST MY 13 YEAR OLD SUDDENLY, AT SCHOOL WHILE PARTICIPATING IN GYM CLASS HE COLLAPSED AND WAS UNABLE TO BE REVIVED, IT HAS SINCE BEEN 5 YEARS, HE WOULD BE GOING TO PROM ON FRIDAY AND GRADUATING IN JUNE, THE RIPPLE EFFECT NEVER ENDS, IT IS A LIFE LONG TRAUMA, I FEEL FOR THE OTHER CHILD!
Aww I am so sorry for your loss!

My heart goes out to you and your family and my prayers are with you.
Timmys Mom

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 May 19, 2007
Alot of people feel for the child that did this to my son and his parents, Everyone is entitled to the feelings, my main concern is how I feel. My life will never be he same and neither will my husbands or my children, People that die do not suffer anymore, its always the ones that are left behind, I cry for my son everyday, and people say " oh it will get better " but to me it seems to be getting worse, And as the first post mentioned "THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED"

“Hell is on earth in MI”

Since: Feb 07

Brighton/Howell & KENTUCKY!!!

#6 May 21, 2007
Timmys Mom wrote:
Alot of people feel for the child that did this to my son and his parents, Everyone is entitled to the feelings, my main concern is how I feel. My life will never be he same and neither will my husbands or my children, People that die do not suffer anymore, its always the ones that are left behind, I cry for my son everyday, and people say " oh it will get better " but to me it seems to be getting worse, And as the first post mentioned "THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED"
I do not believe you are who you claim to be and that is sickning. No one would be so cruel as to say "oh it will get better" that's bull. If you really are Timmy's mom then your IP would not be the United States but one of the two in this county. I live in this county.
Timmys Mom

Salt Lake City, UT

#7 May 21, 2007
yes I am Timothy James Holmes Mother I am in Utah not Michigan and I didnt make a profile people do say " things will get better" and they dont My son was born april 5 1993 in detroit Michigan he was my second son I have an older son, and 2 daughters, I lived in Fowlerville but could not stay there due to all the events going on, beleive what you will

I know who I am and so do some of the other posters on here, I am saying I will never forget my son and my feelings in my heart wont get better... I am from Livingston county!! but I dont know you and I dont know if you knew my son! the first post had a family member know Timmy Im unsure who the boy is.. and when people dont lose a child they do say stupid comments

“Hell is on earth in MI”

Since: Feb 07

Brighton/Howell & KENTUCKY!!!

#8 May 22, 2007
Timmys Mom wrote:
yes I am Timothy James Holmes Mother I am in Utah not Michigan and I didnt make a profile people do say " things will get better" and they dont My son was born april 5 1993 in detroit Michigan he was my second son I have an older son, and 2 daughters, I lived in Fowlerville but could not stay there due to all the events going on, beleive what you will
I know who I am and so do some of the other posters on here, I am saying I will never forget my son and my feelings in my heart wont get better... I am from Livingston county!! but I dont know you and I dont know if you knew my son! the first post had a family member know Timmy Im unsure who the boy is.. and when people dont lose a child they do say stupid comments
You keep on believing that. And people making up stories make stupd comments. This FAMILY does not deserve your sick crap so why not leave them alone.

“Timmys Mom Kim Holmes”

Since: May 07

Redford Michigan,Fowlerville

#9 May 22, 2007
Bethie wrote:
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You keep on believing that. And people making up stories make stupd comments. This FAMILY does not deserve your sick crap so why not leave them alone.
You know what LAdy Right now I could give a rats ass if you beleive me or not you are nobody and I would NEVER make anything up about my son.. and I am the family so Im not bothering them... check out his website or his myspace or even mine its www.myspace.com/kimberlie73 you will see I am who I say and I am and when you realize that you will feel like an idiot
kourtney

United States

#10 May 22, 2007
is that a joke? you think someone would make up that they are the mother of a dead child? if anything i would be denying that it was me, i think she is soo brave for talking to people. i think you should be more supportive! i dont understand how you can go from feeling sorry for kim to hating her and accusing her o lieing about timmy..timmy was one of the sweetest kids you could meet...he and his family was the last people to deserve any of this
kris

United States

#11 May 22, 2007
after everything this lady has been threw your going to sit here and tell her shes not who she is omg get a life do you no the hell that is facing everyday the tears that stream down her face the dreams she had for her son the answers to those questions are NO NO NO NO NO so back off you idiot and crawl back in the whole you came out of thanks and have a great day :o)
sheree

United States

#12 May 22, 2007
tim"s ma yes your life will never be the same but if you keep on dewlling on the other family it will eat you a live i lost my son by a mistake from other it was a acciendent not on perpose yes the gun should have never been in any reach of kids even adults,you need to forgive and go on to take care of the rest of your family berfore you all fall apart you have to be strong now for them your son would want this
kris

United States

#13 May 22, 2007
sheree its been a month since she lost her son she cant even grasp the fact that hes gone i think its a little soon to be worring about that right now she has to face the fact that she lost him and how she lost him do they screen the people that write here or can anyone ? cause i havent found one with common sence yet!!!!!!!!!

“Timmys Mom Kim Holmes”

Since: May 07

Redford Michigan,Fowlerville

#14 May 22, 2007
sheree

I will Never forgive the people that took my son ever! that is not even an option for me, I know over years the pain will diminish but it will never go away, right now I will admit Im obsessed with the WHYS and it is eating me up but I do try to carry on for my other 3 kids and my husband

Timmy is with me I know he is, and he will watch over me forever and he would want us to feel better, but he wouldnt want us to forgive...
Seek God first

Webberville, MI

#15 May 22, 2007
I know it's not the same as losing a child but I lost my father when he was young (I was 19) and I remember through the grief being angry at times because it should not have happened but at the same time I had to accept that God is in complete control and if I want to see my dad again I must submit to God's control and accept things the way they are. I will pray for your family as well as the other family. We all make mistakes and bad decisions daily. Most people don't have to suffer their consequences on such a monumental level. I'm sure they are having nightmares daily as you are and if they could take back one moment in their lives it would probably be the day they bought that gun. There's no question it could have been prevented and now you're the one who lost a loved one but I agree with the person who wrote that holding on to the hatred for those people will tear you apart. And I don't believe for one minute that time will heal you or that things will get better. But I can tell you this - I had a baby that died in my arms the day he was born and I remember people telling me then how it would get better and time will heal. People are just uncomfortable because they don't know what to say. They feel sad for you and they feel like they have to say something. I even caught myself saying those same words to a woman who had a miscarriage years after my son died. As soon as the words left my mouth I realized what I did but I didn't know how to take the words back. I would really encourage you to concentrate on his life rather than his death. If you are a christian (and I pray that you are) you'll see him again and he'll be happy to see you there...

“Timmys Mom Kim Holmes”

Since: May 07

Redford Michigan,Fowlerville

#16 May 22, 2007
Your post just made me cry I too lost my dad at 19 we were not very close, he died when I found out I was pregnant with Timmy he really would have loved that grandson, they were alot alike, I know my hatred will eat me up and it is, but I know in my heart I wont forgive them, Im sorry for the loss of your baby I feel your pain, the people that have lost a child have never said " you will feel better" only the ones that havent, My husbands cousin died the same way as timmy at the same age 9 years ago and how his Aunt made it is amazing since she had no other kids, I believe Timmy is with God and his Papa fishing lol (they both loved to fish) I remember all the good times we had together as a family and our own relationship, At this time I cant have sympathy for the other family and their feelings are not my concern and if the situation were reversed I would expect the same.

I do appreciate all the kind thoughts from the community of Fowlerville I just could not stay there any longer
Seek God first

Webberville, MI

#17 May 23, 2007
I don't blame you for not staying. I remember the hardest part when my dad died was leaving his house after holding his hand watching him take his last breath and then getting in the car and driving and being so angry at everyone who was just going on about their normal life. My world just stopped and it was like no one in the world knew or cared that such a wonderful person was taken from us. The daily part of it got easier but even though it's been 10 years now, I still have days where I feel like it just happened yesterday and I cry so hard and miss him so much. It helps me to try to think of something positive that may have happened as a result. For you, maybe someone who had a gun and children decided to lock it up and avoided another tragedy. Maybe it taught some of his friends to think more seriously about their actions and be less careless with weapons. I don't know if you're in that frame of mind yet but I know it's helped me over the years. I'm sure getting away has helped a little - not having to face people everywhere and be forced to talk whether you want to or not. I hope you have/will find a good counselor. Maybe it would help to have a good sensitive listening ear for the good days and the bad days. I couldn't sleep last night thinking of you and the pain you must be feeling every day. Just know there are still people praying for you back here at home...

“Timmys Mom Kim Holmes”

Since: May 07

Redford Michigan,Fowlerville

#18 May 23, 2007
What bothers me the most is this child gets to go on with his life just weeks after this occured and that parents of children are not affected by it, putting pictures of him and my son on the internet is like a slap in the face and is very disrespectful, Im so angry at that
I know only a few kids that were affected where they learned something from this, but kids are kids and they handle things differently then adults.

Fowlerville is a small town and it was hard seeing the flyers that were around when they had the benefit dinner for him, It was a very nice thing that was done but seeing the pictures was so hard for me and my husband I tried not to allow my girls to see them especially my oldest daughter. I know the levels of grief and I think I have experienced all of them and will continue to

“Hell is on earth in MI”

Since: Feb 07

Brighton/Howell & KENTUCKY!!!

#19 May 23, 2007
Timmys Mom wrote:
What bothers me the most is this child gets to go on with his life just weeks after this occured and that parents of children are not affected by it, putting pictures of him and my son on the internet is like a slap in the face and is very disrespectful, Im so angry at that
I know only a few kids that were affected where they learned something from this, but kids are kids and they handle things differently then adults.
Fowlerville is a small town and it was hard seeing the flyers that were around when they had the benefit dinner for him, It was a very nice thing that was done but seeing the pictures was so hard for me and my husband I tried not to allow my girls to see them especially my oldest daughter. I know the levels of grief and I think I have experienced all of them and will continue to
Too begin with I do not feel like a fool because so many people get on here and claim they are who they aren't. And yes they even claim to be parents of children who have been killed. It really pisses me OFF big time and your initial post did not read to me as a parent. Since that, things have changed.
Your posts are more to the reality of things. So if you can accept my heart felt apology from the very bottom of my heart for doubting you.

My heart goes out to anyone who loses a child, it's AWFUL!!!!!!!!
So hang in there and please know that we will all be praying for you.
kris

United States

#20 May 23, 2007
now im positive that you bethie are a fruit loop who in there right mind would go off on someone not once but twice calling her a lier you should be ashamed of your self because i am ashamed that someone would do that to her

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