Nick Parisot was a joyful, nature-loving 13-year old-boy from Wilton, CT who was killed just 15 days shy of his 14th birthday, while riding his motor bike along the well-known trails between Hillbrook Road and Hickory Hill Road in Wilton. According to the chief medical examiner, Nick died of neck trauma when he hit a rope that had been strung across the path on which he was riding. No formal criminal charges have been filed and no arrest has been made, though officials have confirmed that they have a suspect, and the family has filed a civil suit against Glenn and Barbara Knight and their minor son, who live in California, but who resided in Wilton at the time of Nick’s death.
There are juveniles at all points of this narrative: Nick, the victim at the center of this unresolved homicide; the child purported to have been responsible for what happened; and, according to a letter from Nick’s mom, Kate Throckmorton Parisot that appeared in The Wilton Villager and The Wilton Bulletin, other children who may have more information about what happened to Nick that day. This makes the perspective on this all the more complicated.
A child’s death is a tragedy beyond comprehension, but to have no answers, no accountability, and no truth about what happened, when there are people who could shed light on this, is intolerable for the family. For the town of Wilton, the motor bike trail-riding community, and parents all over the world, it is ultimately unacceptable. After three years of stalled legal processes and silent suspects, we feel it is time to take a stand for the truth. So we are standing up for Nick Parisot and his family’s right to understanding.
Please join us. Understand that while the suspects are juveniles, their alleged actions were of a malicious nature. To what degree is unknown, because they have been silent. Their parents’ refusal to allow their children to speak to the authorities, to tell the truth about what happened, has created a void that allows speculation and hypothesis to reign, truth to hide, and makes healing impossible for any of the parties. Put yourself in the Parisot’s shoes. They have lost their son, and the police believe there are people out there who may have answers, but these people will not talk. Why?
Whatever the story, Kate and Rick Parisot deserve to know the truth about what happened to their son that day. You can help one family (and perhaps two or more) find closure– wrong made right, simply by joining our cause. It’s simple, and it can make all the difference.
Because the truth sets one free.
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