I featured a member of this forum on the Main page, Matthew Bennett. He was my friend. I met him last year-- turns out, these were the days that those already closest to him were losing him to drugs. I suspected as much, but did not intervene. Matthew worked for me for a very short time. I sensed a huge trouble in him, and as I got to know him better, I discovered that music and poetry seemed to lift some of the burden he was carrying. I felt like I found who he was, and I liked him for it.
Matthew was killed last night during a home invasion. He was one of the invaders. It was a violent end.
I would like to keep his page, and for a short time, feature it on the main page in memory of the man his family lost to drugs a little over a year ago.
I do this only with your support. The Composer's Forum is your forum. Should there be any protests here, I will arrange for the cancellation of the feature and the removal of his page from the forum altogether.
Here are the details of his crime:
Here is who Matthew was:
I ask you to weigh in, if you like.