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Juvenile Arrested in Connection to Death of Nicholas Parisot

The suspect is charged with second-degree manslaughter and was taken into custody in California on Thursday by a Wilton detective, according to Captain John Lynch.

 

A juvenile was arrested on homicide charges in California on Thursday in connection with the 2008 death of according to statement released by Captain John Lynch.

The suspect, who's name has not been released, was taken into custody at 7 p.m. by Wilton Detective Christopher Isidro who was assisted by California detectives. The suspect will be extradited to Connecticut and tried in juvenile court on a second-degree manslaughter charge, according to Lynch.

First Selectman William Brennan, Chief Michael Lombardo and members of the Wilton Police Commission are scheduled to attend a press briefing Friday morning regarding the arrest.

Parisot was riding his motorized bike in a wooded area near Hickory Hill and Hillbrook roads in June 2008 when he struck a rope strung across the trail. He suffered severe injuries to his neck and body and died shortly thereafter.

Parisot's parents, Rick Parisot and Katherine Throckmorton, in June of 2009 against Glenn and Barbara Knight and their 12-year-old son. The suit alleges the then 12-year-old Knight boy's malicious activities led to Nicholas Parisot's death. According to the Connecticut Judicial Branch Web site, a trial management conference is scheduled at Superior Court in Stamford for Nov. 11 and jury selection is scheduled for Nov. 27.

Check back with Wilton Patch for more updates as they become available.

Claire Dineen August 24, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Just so sad and heartbreaking no matter how you look at it. I feel so badly for all families involved - each for very different reasons.
Rational Wilton Mom August 24, 2012 at 12:52 AM
This has been a tragdy for all, true. It is such an AWFUL tragedy for the Parisot family. This past Saturday, we dropped off our only child and a classmate of Nick's, at college for the first time. And as I found my eyes filling with tears, I could not help but think of the sadness the Parisots have felt since that awful day. They never had a chance to hug him and say good by. They will never have the chance of dropping him off at college or playing with his children. THANK GOD FOR THEM THAT THERE MAY, INDEED, BE CLOSURE.
Ted Riegel August 24, 2012 at 12:59 AM
About time.
Ted Riegel August 24, 2012 at 01:02 AM
I too dropped my only son off at college today, a classmate of Nick's, something Kate and Rick never got to do. I pray for the Parisot family that in some way this will help with your life long pain.
Jlo August 24, 2012 at 01:47 AM
About damn time. Hope it brings a measure of peace to the Parisot's and teaches the other kid, and his parents, a lesson on taking responsibility for their actions.
Alethiologist August 24, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I can't imagine anything sadder than losing a child.
Joe Burke August 24, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Amen. I sincerely hope that the parents who moved their family to CA and shirked responsibility for their child's actions are held accountable too
Tristan Haas August 24, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Justice is on it's way!
Cary Nadel August 24, 2012 at 03:26 AM
I am Nick's Uncle Cary. I'm sure I can say this for Kate, Rick, Michelle, and the rest of our family and friends; thank you all for your kindness and friendship during these trying years. I am definitely looking for justice to be properly served.
S.Dogood August 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Although this is not the end of the ordeal, just the first stage in a long progression of legal wranglings-its an appropriate first step towards justice. Makes me wonder though if this would have occurred without commitment of the grass roots organizations that kept the pressure on and made sure that those accountable were brought to justice. There are no winners here, but hopefully some closure for the Parisot family.
Al Alper August 24, 2012 at 12:41 PM
My prayers and hopes for the Parisot family that in some small way this brings them comfort and closure. And a thank you to the Wilton Police Dept, led by Wilton Police Chief Michael Lombardo. They never quit, never gave up and followed the facts over 3000 miles to bring some closure to the very sad chapter. Knowing they are out there is comforting.
Lorna August 24, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Perhaps the suspect's family wised up and realized their son, if found guilty, would be better off tried as a juvenile than as a adult. "You can run, but you can't hide." While it's reassuring to know this case has not been dropped, my heart aches for Nick's family and friends for the grief and anguish they have felt over the past several years. I, too, know the pain of losing a loved one unexpectedly, although it wasn't from a malicious cause. Even so, it's hard to imagine what Nick's family has endured. While people mention that this may bring some closure, it's also sad to realize that a young man's life will be permanently marred by a prank gone terribly wrong, and that's something he'll have weighing on his conscience. What a tragedy for all involved.
Rational Wilton Mom August 24, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Dear Mr. Nadel, I do not know you, but I believe you are the uncle who spoke so eloquently and emotionally at Nick's funeral. That day touched our family's lives forever. Our son was a classmate of Nick. I want you know that we did indeed write the letters asked to the papers and authorities when asked to do so. It was done with great passion for Nick and his family...I would not be able to live with myself had I not written these letters for Nick. As we dropped our son off at school, Nick, Rick, Kate and Michelle were so in the forefront of my mind. Sounds crazy, but it's true. We have an only child, so losing him would indeed be losing so much of our love and our lives. May the universe bless all of you today. What an incredible family the Parisots are!!!
Steven Rosenbaum August 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Real life police work bears no resemblance to what we see on TV. Kudos to the Wilton Police Department for their diligent work. "The wheels of justice grind slow, but they also grind exceedingly fine."
Glen K Dunbar August 26, 2012 at 08:10 PM
I want to also give Prayers to the Family, What unspeakable tragedy all the way around. Heart Wrenching. May God comfort the Family. GLEN

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