Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-10-19 22:57:23 –
Lexington, Kentucky (LEX 18) — Approximately 24 hours after 18-year-old Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood was sentenced to death, dozens of students at the University of Kentucky were Catholic to honor Henderson from Kentucky. We gathered outside the Newman Center.
According to coroners, a group of students gathered outside the Newman Center on the UK campus in honor of Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood, who died of “estimated alcohol toxicity” last night. @ LEX18News pic.twitter.com/PHdb5gwMaw
— Mike Valente (@ ValenteLEX18) October 20, 2021
Brian Gull, a missionary at the Newman Center, said he learned about Hazelwood’s death from Father Steve Roberts, who was asked by his family to congratulate Hazelwood’s body.
Hazelwood turned out to be unresponsive at Farmhouse Fraternity on Monday night. Gary Gin, a coroner in Fayette County, said he was likely to have died from alcohol toxicity.
Gull said he had never met Hazelwood, but knew that Hazelwood was Catholic and his sister was involved in the Newman Center.
“I’ve only heard amazing things,” Gal said in an interview with LEX18 after leading a group of students in prayer with vigilance.
The gal told LEX18 that alerts were rushed on Tuesday after some students expressed their desire to pray for Hazelwood’s family.
“I had people come in and say,’Oh, we’re not Catholic, is that okay?'” Gull said. “So now there are people from all over the world who want to participate in prayer. I think this is a beautiful testament to this community.”
When asked for a message to students lost during this ordeal, he encouraged them to embrace community consciousness.
“Usually at the moment of our greatest weakness or great tragedy,” Gull said. “We are questioning the biggest problems in life. I think this is the moment when prayer and the community come together.”
Hazelwood visits are from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 22, and from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 23.His funeral mass follows Saturday’s 12:00 pm visit