7:30 a.m., Aug. 30)
report indicates Emerson Curran was beaten to death
By Fred Sherwin
report in a Yellowknife newspaper indicates
that Emerson Curran died as a result of blows
suffered in a fight during a house party last
Friday night. File photo
newspaper article in a local Yellowknife newspaper offers
insight into how Orléans resident Emerson Curran
was killed during a house party on the eve of his scheculed
return to Ottawa.
According to the Yellowknifer, which interviewed several
witnesses who were at the party, Curran got into a fight
with an unidentified male who "rained down"
blows on him, knocking him into a piano and eventually
to the floor where the beating continued until Curran
two people tried to give Curran CPR, they were pushed
away by the crowd..
unidentified witness claimed Curran threw the first punch
when his attacker retaliated, but that runs contrary to
his character which is that of a happy-go-lucky, non-violent
is not known whether Curran suffered massive head trauma
from the blows or as a result of bumping his head against
the piano when he fell to the floor.
Yellowknifer reported that at least one individual, believed
to be Curran's assailant was taken away by the RCMP, but
the police agency says that no one has been either arrested
returning to Ottawa with his son's body on Thursday, Michael
Curran issued the following statement.
is a loss of unimaginable proportions," said his
father in a statement.
was such as thoughtful, intelligent and loving son, brother
and friend. Many months ago, in a conversation with his
mother, Emerson expressed his philosophy on life and also
talked about organ donation. In our immense struggle to
make sense of this tragedy, we ask that other sons, daughters
and families have a talk about organ donation. We believe
that Emerson's end will help sustain the future of many
others. His gift is giving us a glimmer of goodness and
group of Emerson's friends are arranging a get together
at Jonny Canuck's in Orléans this Sunday to celebrate
his life. The event gets underway at 1 p.m.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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