Romeo Parent’s family describe Romeo as smiling, sweet and silly.

Michael McNaughton’s family say Michael is smart, funny and caring — despite the fact he was convicted 13 days ago of killing Parent.

On Sunday, Sun Journal writer Judith Meyer looks at the lives of the two men. Family members of both men describe how their lives became entwined in a culture of drugs and crime along with a host of other people, ultimately leading to murder, broken families and at least four young people going to prison.

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