I have never been able to forget about this. I think the county made a huge mistake and can't admit it. And a man is in prison who should not be there. If they can let Massey out they should release Eggleston.
I genuinely believe in Brian. It makes me sick what has been done to him by Pierce County.
To Linda: I have never met you or Brian but I am familiar with the history of Brian's conviction (s). It has been years since I thought about this case and yesterday all the sudden as I was driving along it was like a bolt of lightning struck me and all I could think of was Brian Eggleston. I came home and my husband and I talked about what we could remember about Brian and the case and then I decided to look on line and see where Brian currently was and what if anything was being done to try to right the injustice that Brian has suffered. I never believed that this was an intentional act on Brians' part. I did not sit in a courtroom and hear all the evidence but I feel in my heart that your son is innocent of murder. I can't imagine what the years have been like for Brian or for you and those that love him. I just wanted to let you know that there are people who do believe in Brian's innocence and that I will pray for him and your family. I hope that Brian is in good health and that your love for him can sustain him through this ordeal.
I agree that Brian was railroaded by the PCSD.
Pierce County sheriffs are some of the worst crooked cops around. They are constantly involved in cover ups and are always cleaning up each others messes. They can never assume fault unless someone demands the truth or is somehow capable of blackmailing the truth out of them. You need to read between the lines on this one.
Thank you, thank you, thank you who ever started this site. It is about time the truth about Brian Eggleston comes out. I have known Brian since he was in high school with my 3 kids. I consider Brian "one of my own". Free Brian Eggleston!
Brian needs to come home. Innocent beyond belief. Cover up, cover up.
I'm so appalled that something like this can happen. Brian didn't even have a record, and loved cops, was an amazing friend, and a very respectful man.
I remember when this all happened. I did not believe from what I read at the time that Brian was guilty of first degree murder. All these years later I still think of Brian. I never met him but he is someone I have continued to pray for and I have not forgotten him. I still do not believe that he is a cold blooded killer. The fact that it took three trials to get a verdict to stick defines injustice. Praying for Brian.
I have never been so haunted by an injustice. I knew Brian. I have follwed his story for years.People need to know about Jerry Lafroy out of California. I hope and pray someone involved will tell the truth. The Jurors were lied to just ask them.I thought our Judicial system was above what they pulled here. What a travesty. Linda I pray for you and the family. I don't know how the cops involved can live with themselves.I keep thinking one of them has a conscience and will tell the truth and free Brian. God Bless him!
From the beginning I NEVER thought Brian was guilty. The sting and arrest was a cover-up for ineptness. The county covers their huge mistakes and lies by putting Brian away and forgetting this ever happened.
In a nutshell, the sheriff's dept. recognized within minutes of the raid that they were not going to admit their complicity in killing their own man. Brian was set up to become a scapegoat and to rot in jail so that they would not have to endure the truth being put out. It is shameful corruption.
The Pierce County Sheriff botched this raid big time. Because one of their own was killed in the raid (probably, friendly fire) a resident of the home had to take the fall. Because the PC sheriff wouldn't admit their own guilt in the murder of Bananola they fabricated a story about what a monster, Brian Eggleston was. The PC sheriff needed the blessing of the Tacoma Police Dept to corroborate their story, but there was confliction with their findings. I know this having spoken to a Tacoma police officer a few years after the fact. This case was stenchy from day one.
I still believe Brian acted in self-defense. The area of the family home was located in a questionable area of East Pierce County. It carries an image of home invasions, drive-by shootings, daylight assaults, car prowls, drug activities conducted openly on the streets. What would anyone think having the door to their home broken in and guns being fired. It was just before daylight (dawn) the family was awoken from sound sleep. I remember something being said about Brian wearing ear-plugs as a day sleeper. What did he hear? GUNFIRE? Voices? Yelling? What would you have done? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure the fault lies with a false police report, faulty search, faulty raid. The Dept. doesn't want to admit IT IS AT FAULT AND their malfeasance took the life of one of their comrades. It is so easy to blame Brian for John's death. I really wonder how many of his comrades are able to live with themselves now after protecting their jobs by going along with the cover-up? And thinking of an innocent young man doing hard time when he and his family were in fact the true victims. I am willing to do whatever I can as a law abiding citizen to help Brian's release from prison. I would like to see HUNDREDS of comments just like mine. Maybe we could get some attention.
This was a sad situation and destroyed so many lives that day. It was a botched raid from the start.
Have never stopped doubting the great possibility of Brian's innocence. The story we were given by the police made no sense at all. In the end, the Lord's will shall prevail.