Private funeral held for 2 boys found stabbed at West Point home

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 12:00 PM


WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Hundreds of people attended a private funeral on Monday for two young brothers who were stabbed to death at their Ogden-area home.

Church-goers said there was no casket or mention of burial during the funeral. Neither parent spoke, and a family friend delivered a eulogy for the boys, ages 4 and 10, both adopted.

“He talked about how full of life they were — happy little kids,” said Bailey Arnold, who taught the youngest boy in Sunday school at Washington Heights Baptist Church.

She said it was a colorful service with children wearing cartoon characters on their T-shirts at the church.

Police kept reporters and TV cameras away from the funeral, and a pastor said the family had no comment.

The family’s oldest sibling — a 15-year-old honor student — is being held in juvenile detention on suspicion of the killing the boys.

Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings has yet to file charges against the teen. Rawlings said he’s trying to find out more about the boy and the circumstances of the stabbing.

The two boys were stabbed to death inside their West Point home on the evening of May 22.

The boys’ father has told KSL he does not want his son prosecuted in adult court, where he could face life in prison if convicted.

The father, who wasn’t identified by the station, has said the teenager might have mental or emotional problems.

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