Wednesday, January 28, 2009

May 27, 2004 (From my livejournal)


I was just informed that my baby brother has been convicted of second degree murder. His sentencing is sometime this week or next. Second degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence, so we are essentially waiting to find out if it's with or without parole and where the sentence will be carried out. It's probably between Hunt Correctional or Angola, most likely Angola because he has been in Hunt before and they may not want him back. He'll be staying in the jail in Gretna for a while because he apparently struck the officer who was escorting him from the courtroom after the conviction was made. Now he'll have to go to court for this charge, too. I understand this a common reaction to finding out you've been convicted of something which requires a life sentence.

I'm making this particular post public (my livejournal is private). I don't know the name of the man who was murdered. I do know that my brother murdered him and then tried to make it look like a suicide. I know that my brother stole this man's car. I have heard that there is video tape showing my brother stuffing narcotics into the door panels of this car. And I believe this happened in or around New Orleans about two years ago. My brother's first name is Patrick. I want to apologize to the family and friends of this man, as much as a family member of a murderer can and right now, this is the only way I can think of to do so.

And before any of my friends here pay any condolences, I would like to also say that I believe my brother is where he belongs. He won't be able to hurt any more innocent people there. He won't be able to continue using drugs (yes, kids, this is what drugs do to people... he may have been a criminal prior to his addiction, but I don't think he'd have murdered anyone if he hadn't been using drugs). He'll have food, shelter, clothing, and the basics of what he needs and we will know where he is and if he's dead or alive... something we were never sure of before when he wasn't incarcerated.

*note: Quite a bit of the information in this post is erroneous, given to me by our other brother. To my knowledge, there were no drugs in the door panels of the car. I also do not know if he hit the officer. Never heard or read about that anywhere, just told to me by our other brother. And although my brother is a repeat offender, admits to knowing the victim and being his drug dealer, he has yet to admit guilt. I do flip flop a lot on my opinion of whether he did this crime.


  1. Wow. I can't even imagine. I applaud your bravery in posting these letters to a blog and I hope you accomplish your goal. I market blogs for a living so if you need any help, let me know,

  2. The brave part of this is not in posting the letters. It is in knowing that I may be putting his life at risk by doing so and knowing that it may also be the only thing I can do to save him.