Almost 680 days after the death of Kelsey Nalepa, 8, her family on Wednesday finally got some sense of closure, surrounded by friends and relatives in a courtroom packed with people wearing shirts of purple, her favorite color.
“She truly had no enemies,” said Nicole Nalepa, Kelsey’s mother. “I have no doubt she was going to go on to make a huge impact in this world. Her father said it best at her funeral, she had a light that shined brighter than most. And it was extinguished far too early.”