Wednesday, Stephanie Sloop’s parents John and Katrina Busby from Florida attended the funeral of Ethan Stacy in Virginia. Ethan Stacy is the 4-year-old boy who was allegedly killed by his mother, Stephanie Sloop and his stepfather Nathan Sloop almost two weeks ago in Utah.
The Busby’s for the most part stayed in their truck during the interment ceremony, and many people were completely unaware of who the couple was. They spoke to Joe Stacy briefly and offered their condolences. The Busby’s took time to travel and attend their grandson’s funeral and make a point of speaking to Joe Stacy, and yet felt uncomfortable about being there because of what their daughter has allegedly done…as though perhaps they didn’t have a right to be there.
250 people attended the funeral service and then followed to the cemetery about 30 miles away to lay Ethan Stacy to rest. For more information about Ethan Stacy’s funeral, click here.
Over the past few days, Joe Stacy has opened up and spoken to the media about his son’s death. He expressed gratitude about the support he has received from people around the country. He said that he: “…never realized how many good people there are in the world.” To read more about what Joe Stacy’s comments, click here.
Stephanie and Nathan Sloop are in the Davis County jail in Utah and are awaiting murder charges.
To see a slideshow of photos of Ethan, his mother and stepfather and the news of his case, click here.
Utah prosecutors are investigating possibility of asking for the death penalty for Ethan Stacys death with a new law. For more information about that, click here.
4-year-old Ethan Stacy’s body was found last week after his mother and stepfather confessed that the body was found about 40 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah near the Powder Mountain ski resort. Ethan was severely abused for four days before he died.
Thousands of people around the country have mourned for this 4-year-old boy that almost no one knew. See the thousands of comments that have been left on this Facebook page in Ethan’s memory.
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