An excellent point from an e-mailer, who asks to remain anonymous:

"Tony Rizzo's October 13th article regarding the death of Brian Euston is titled 'Man who died in Westport beating "could make everyone smile".' However, the article states that police are still working to determine how Euston was injured. It is not clear from the facts included in the article that his head injuries were the result of a beating. The headline mischaracterizes the nature of the situation and has the potential to confuse readers. Please ask your copy editors to be more careful, particularly in regards to such a sensitive subject. I'm sure the Star does not wish to add to a grieving family's burden by publishing misleading information."

She's absolutely right, as the story states. I've removed the word from the headline to reflect what we actually know at this time.