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There are 28 comments on Murdered GSM Student Identified, Remembered

  1. I would really like to know the motive. Allston always seemed like a safer area of Boston. They say “isolated incident”, by the sounds of this, it seems like a random occurrence. Now a killer is out there

  2. What a sad sad event. I hope his family knows how many others grieve with them. This is a terrible loss. At this time, I’d like to believe that we are all reincarnated and that our karma continues. But in any case, his spirit will not be forgotten.

  3. Poor kid; no official motive yet, but this looks like a random act of violence. Came to America, to one of its safer cities, to better his chances of making it, but ended up getting killed buy some degenerate, probably over some ridiculously low dollar amount…RIP

  4. incredibly sad & quite a loss for his family and the school of management. to all current students – please stay safe and try to stick with a buddy no matter where you live (boston, brookline, allston, etc.) especially when coming home late at night or early in the morning. it is absolutely heartbreaking to hear of these stories.

  5. It seems that this boy was innocent and kind, I am shattered to know that he was murdered. I simply don’t understand why his life had to end this way! RIP and I pray for his friends and family.

  6. This sucks ass! How can someone do this and just slip away into the night? It’s infuriating to even think that no one will be brought to justice. Deepest of thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.

  7. My deepest condolences to his family. The world has lost another innocent and a guilty monster must be found. Please keep a moment of silence to honor Sesh life. He will Stay always alive in our shared BU soul that is now mourning his loss. RIP friend!

  8. Hopefully this tragedy will make the Police patrol the Allston area more frequently and thoroughly so that this kind of cold-blooded violence never happens at BU again. Sesh, his family, and friends are in my thoughts and prayers; may the waste-of-life scum who did this face swift justice.


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