He was struck by a car driven by a drunk driver as he was crossing an intersection. According to police it looked as if the driver never even slowed down or hit his breaks until he pulled over 2 1/2 blocks from the scene.
There were no witnesses. There were no cameras. Brandon was dead when police arrived.
He was 26 years old. He had faults, of course, but he was sweet and he was becoming a truly good man.
This is one of my favorite pictures oh him.
Because of the laws in Missouri where he was killed, the man who killed him is only being charged with a DUI. It is his third DUI so he will do some time. Maybe 6 months.
No vehicular manslaughter or anything to indicate he took my nephew's live.
The judge asked everyone to call the man who is investigating and weighing in on what the man's sentence will be so he could take statements about the impact of Brandon's death on our lives.
We called. And got a snotty lady who put us through to voicemail.
Then we were told the man was not going to call back and take statements. Instead we should send emails to him. We were also to send emails to the prosecuting attorney so he would know the man had gotten emails.
Now we are told the man wants us to mail him letters with our statements.
He is, for some reason, making it very difficult for people to be heard about justice being served and the man who killed Brandon doing as much time as possible.
Meanwhile, my brother, my sister-in-law and my two nephews, Brandon's brothers, grieve his loss with no sign of any justice in sight.
Brandon really doesn't deserve this.