On January 31, with the parting words "I'm sorry, Mom" posted on social media, Daniel Carducci took his own life.
An uncharacteristically selfish act for a teen who spent most of his life putting others first.
Carducci, 17, a Perryville High School senior, honor student, athlete, farmhand, dad's best friend, mom's boy and devoted little brother, used a gun that was legally registered to his father. Danny was familiar with the gun. He built it himself and used it while target shooting with family, and killed himself.