- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clad in a red Angels baseball jersey, a father stood next to a memorial outside his Discovery Bay home to make his first public statement since his 9-year-old son was killed.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1JWMiDa) that Jon Almgren spoke Thursday and recalled his son Jordan Almgren’s love of baseball and joy for life.

Almgren, who had his jersey emblazoned with the words “Joy for Jordy,” said his youngest child packed great experiences, happiness and friendships into his nine years.

The San Francisco Giants are expected to honor Jordan at their Sunday game.

Authorities say the boy was stabbed to death by his older brother’s best friend, who was sleeping at their house after being discharged from a mental hospital.

The Almgrens’ attorney said they did not know about the friend’s mental issues.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com


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