News of a 13-year-old’s arrest in the death of 5-year-old Sida Osman was not surprising to Rick Stokes, founder of the Stokes Christian Boys Home in east Fort Worth.
The suspect had been involved in Stokes' program for several years, he said.
While a baby, the suspect’s father was sentenced to prison for several years. Upon his release, the father reunited with the family but later left the boy’s mother for another woman, leaving the boy feeling abandoned, Stokes said.
“He’s got a lot of rage and anger in him,” Stokes said. “Being a little kid, he didn’t know how to handle it."
Deanna Boyd is the lead writer on this update, which includes comments from Sida's mother.
-- Bill Miller