Sunday, May 21, 2006

Family, friends say goodbyes - Baton Rouge Advocate
More than 1,000 “best friends” of slain Southern California basketball player Ryan LeChanc Francis packed the Greater King David Baptist Church on Saturday to bid farewell.

USC head coach Tim Floyd said the 19-year-old man known for his respectful and unselfish nature made coaches, teammates and everyone he came in contact with feel like they were his best friend.

“All of us were wrong because his best friend is sitting right here,” Floyd said pointing to Francis’ mother...

Also, [Fambrough] Hard to make sense of Francis tragedy - Baton Rouge Advocate
Man denies killing Francis - Baton Rouge Advocate
Francis friends agonize - Lafayette Daily Advertiser
Francis remembered for class on and off court - New Orleans Times-Picayune
USC's Francis Mourned - LA Times
Suspect says he did not shoot Francis - LA Daily News

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