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  1. It's clear that a number of the people commenting here, never knew Brandon and it kills me to read some of the comments. Let me tell you who Brandon, the victim, was. Brandon was a great guy. Intelligent, hard working, Christian, and striving to get the most out of life. Not a violent bone in his body, not even after a few drinks. Great morals, great upbringing, great family - all the ingredients for an exceptional human being.

    I firmly believe Brandon tried to break up whatever was happening and relax the situation, because that was Brandon. That is what he would do. And I am so proud to have known him and call him my friend. If there is a heaven, he is there.

    I will never know the firsthand what happened behind the scenes because I was not there. Nor do I know Jeff. And I know there are two sides to every story and people are trying to split the blame. But those people don't know Brandon. Brandon doesn't carry switchblades. Brandon doesn't show violence. Yet Brandon was the one stabbed. It doesn't make sense, and it probably never will in this life.

    For my own selfish reasons, I wish he was here. I wish I could see the father he would be. I wish I could see the things he would accomplish. But I know he is in a better place. "Justice" is an illusion we create to help us sleep at night. True justice works much slower than our court systems and nobody here is perfect enough to make that judgement.
    August 31, 2012 3:21 pm on Nemcek guilty of reckless homicide in C.P. slaying
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