Vigil to be Held Monday For Slain Newark Teen

A bake sale to raise funds for the senior's funeral will precede the candlelight vigil, starting at 6 p.m. Monday at Newark Memorial High School.

Family and friends of a slain senior will gather tomorrow to remember the star football player and raise money for his funeral services.

A bake sale in memory of Osana Futi will begin at 6 p.m. at Newark Memorial High School, and all proceeds will go toward Futi’s funeral services, according to multiple sources.

The community is invited to attend a candlelight vigil that will follow the bake sale. Both events will occur inside of the football stadium at Newark Memorial High, 39375 Cedar Blvd. in Newark.

Futi was , two hours after police found him suffering from “severe stab wounds.”

Authorities near a home near Hyde Park and Yellow Stone Park drives, near Auto Mall Parkway, in Fremont’s Blacow district.

Counseling services will be made available to Newark Memorial High School students as they return to school Monday, said Superintendent of Schools Dave Marken, who called Futi’s murder a tragedy.

“Obviously it’s a time to grieve and it’s also a time to reflect. This is tragic and I think somehow we need to get together and try to avoid [these situations]… Kids are bringing guns and knives to a party and that’s got to stop. That’s just got to stop.”

 Anyone with information is asked to call Fremont police at 510-790-6800.

Community members who'd like to donate to Futi's memorial services can contact Stacy Kelly, president of NMHS's Athletics Boosters Club, at ladyleopard139@sbcglobal.net or 510-719-0333.

Debra powell May 03, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Young man gone...why? His life was just going. May his soul rest in peace. May his killer be caught. May his family find comfort in the Lord.


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