AURORA, Colo. — Corey Callahan wept on Tuesday in front of 12 crosses at the memorial for victims of July 20’s massacre in Aurora, Colo.
On one cross was the name of his longtime best friend, 18-year-old A.J. Boik, who is one of at least two devout Catholics who were killed shortly after the 12:01am premiere of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.
Callahan, a Buddhist, said Boik was a gifted and popular high-school baseball player who was known mostly for his uncompromising Catholic faith.
“He was the most faithful person I’ve known,” Callahan said. “Before every meal at school, he would always pray and cross himself.”
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