Candlelight Vigil Held For 6 Year Old Boy Who Was Killed


By Paul Johnson

Pocatello, Idaho (KMVT-TV) More than 50 people were at Ross Park last night to honor and remember 6 year old Afton Allison. He died Sunday night after succumbing to injuries police said were inflicted by his father, Anthony Blake Viles, 27. "The saddest day of my life was the happiest day of someone else's," the boy’s mother, Jessica Wrigley said during the vigil. Doctors were able to transplant 14 of Afton's organs to children in need. Wrigley said that was what her son would have wanted, and that he was the kind of boy who never liked to see anyone cry.
Wrigley, who lost another child to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 8 years ago, said she is still figuring out how to cope with the loss. The Wrigleys lived with Afton in Washington until January, when his biological parents decided that Afton would live with Viles for a six month "trial" period, Wrigley said. Viles, who lives in Pocatello, had never met his son until that point. Wrigley said she did not know of anything in Viles' behavior that would cause him to hurt Afton. She said she had not been in the same room with Viles since she was seven months pregnant with Afton. She said she wants Viles charged to the fullest extent of the law.

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