Makeshift Memorial Created For Young Murder Victim

After learning 6-year-old Wesley Dylan Mullins was killed by blunt force trauma, his family talks to 27 NEWSFIRST.

His uncle, James Snelling, and others, say they can't understand who could do something like this to anyone, let alone a defenseless child.

The family says Wesley was an active kid, full of life, and enjoyed school at Strode Station Elementary in Winchester, where he would have been a first grader this year.

Wesley would have turned 7 in September.

The family hopes the killer will be caught, providing closure to what happened.

People who live near the crime scene in Paris have made a makeshift memorial to remember the boy. Teddy bears and candles surround a utility pole in front of the house where Mullins was found dead.

Funeral arrangements for Wesley are pending, but the service will be held at Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home in Winchester.

A memorial fund has been set up in Wesley's name. You can make donations at any Community Trust Bank branch in Central Kentucky.


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  • by Pam Location: Taylor, Michigan on Aug 7, 2007 at 03:19 PM
    Being a Mom of 2 grown daughters...I look back to the many times I was scared to death when you yell for your child and there's no answer. You actually fill empty...totally heart at bottom. I pray for the family and the ones who were Westly carekeepers while he was only here a few short years...now he's wrapped closely in the Lord's arms... God Bless All
  • by Charity Location: Mount Sterling on Aug 7, 2007 at 07:06 AM
    Sometimes I forget to really appreciate the fact that my children are healthy and with me. When I look into the little face in that picture, it reminds me to look into my little girls' faces and never take one moment for granted. It can all be gone so fast.
  • by concerned Location: cumberland ky on Aug 7, 2007 at 05:43 AM
    I JUST WANNA SAY THAT I WISH THE FAMILY THE BEST OF LUCK TRYING TO FIND WHO KILLED THEIR LIL BOY. I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU TAKE A CHILDS LIFE THAT THEY SHOULD TAKE YOURS IT TAKES A SICK PERSON TO KILL A CHILD EXSPECIALLY A 6 YEAR OLD WHO LIFE HASNT REALLY BEGAN. HE WAS A INNOCENT LIL BOY WHO DIDNT KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG BUT FOR THE PARENTS I HOPE YOU ALL GET THE (edited) AND GET THEM TO TAKE HIS LIFE LIKE HE DID YOUR LIL BOYS. BEST OF LUCK TO U ALL!
  • by Theresa Location: Martin County on Aug 7, 2007 at 03:39 AM
    My heart goes out to this family. Experienced the murder of my son 12 years ago and I would suggest to find a good therapist to talk with.
  • by K Location: Paris on Aug 7, 2007 at 03:07 AM
    I drive past this house every day and the thought of that little boys death has upset me and everyone else in this community. The memorial is a way for people to let go of some of the sorrow and frustration and remember this young little boy. There is a problem with it though. People stopping their vehicles in the middle of the road to look at it. Instead of placing them in the yard, why not have a collection center and donate them in his honor to children in hospitals, save them for a toy drive to give at Christmas or some other form of giving? I would hate to see someone killed or injured because of people stopping to look at the toys that are building up in the yard.
  • by amelia Location: winchester on Aug 6, 2007 at 11:00 PM
    I think that this is the saddest thing. Wesley was the sweetest lil boy and i never imagined that anything like this would ever happen to him. He was my name and i use to look out my window and watch him play outside and now he is gone and its the saddest thing.

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