Services are planned this week for a young Juneau man who died recently in Arkansas from injuries suffered in a random assault.
A Rosary will be said for Kevin Thornton on Monday, Aug 8th, at 7 p.m., at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in the Mendenhall Valley.
A funeral Mass is Tuesday, Aug 9th, at 7 p.m., also at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. A reception will follow.
The 19-year-old Thornton died last week in a Little Rock hospital, apparently the victim of a beating.
Hot Spring County sheriff’s officers say Thornton was walking with a friend in the Malvern area when he was attacked. Four teenage boys ages 14 to 17 have been charged with murder and are lodged in separate juvenile detention facilities outside the county.
Thornton is the son of Bill and Darlene Thornton of Juneau.
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