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Letter: Newspaper didn’t need to rehash charges against deceased defendant

Letter to the editor
news@skyhinews.com

On April 12, 2021 the Sky-Hi News published a story about Tyler Wagner, a young man who had been pulled over by the police and arrested for possession of illegal substances.

Mr. Wagner has since passed away. On May 20, 2021 you reported that charges had been dropped because Mr. Wagner had died, and once again listed in detail the charges against him.

Was it really necessary to to announce the obvious — that a man who had passed away no longer faced charges against him, and then to regurgitate the charges for a second time in your newspaper?



The Ski-Hi News should have more sensitivity to a deceased person and his family than to unnecessarily publish a negative story about him. You should have left it alone. You owe his family an apology.

— Brian O’Connor, Sacramento




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