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10/18/06

Friends Remember Daniel Green

One in a million, a joy to be around, made everyone smile - those are just some of the phrases friends used to describe Daniel Green.

Green's friends gathered Thursday to mourn the sudden and tragic loss of the 24-year-old. "He's always entertaining, always putting on a show, always a joy to be around. He's going to be deeply missed," Cole Hurley said.

"We were talking just a minute ago about how lucky we would be to ever meet a guy like him again, and I hope to God again we can one day," Sean Pace said.

Sean and Brad Hutcheson were with Daniel less than an hour before his life was so senselessly taken. "We all went out last night, and you don't know that you are having your last drink with your buddy," Brad said. "Or your last conversation, or your last joke, or your last memory or your last piece of music together," Sean continued.

Music was Daniel's life, his love and his passion.

Born and raised in Lubbock, Daniel graduated from Coronado High School.  He was a member of the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra before heading to Texas Tech where he studied classical music.

"He was the best - hands down, one of the best drummers to be born and raised in this town. He's was just infinitely, infinitely talented," Brad said.  "Everybody that knew Daniel knew that there was only one thing he was going to do with his life and that was to play drums and do music. That was his only passion."

"Daniel was an uncle, he was a brother, he was a son," Sean said. He was also an inspiration to his friends. "That dude lived like he was dying. Every time we were around him he was just full of life."

It's the loss of that life that turns their grief into anger. "Your very first emotion is hate and things you want to do to him, but you can't view life like that," Cole said.

"It's absolutely disgusting that other people like that walk the same streets that we do, and to know that you're friend can be gone like that," Sean said.

"We lost a good person. It's going to be hard to deal with, a lot of good friends and family, it's going to a long time to get over this," Cole said.

A memorial fund is set up in Daniel Green's name, to help his family with funeral expenses. If you would like to contribute, you can do so at any City Bank branch. Daniel's funeral is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Ridge Chapel.

10/16/08
Road Rage Killing Suspect Arraigned
Murder suspect Steven Torres was arraigned on half a million dollars bond.  Torres is suspected of killing Daniel Green when a minor traffic accident turned into a deadly shooting.

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