Brian has been described in the courtroom and media as an evil monster to be feared by all women and children. Those who know Brian know that could not be further from the truth, he is one of the most kindhearted people you could ever meet. Here are some thoughts about Brian by those who know him well.
His mother is his best friend. The relationship they have is so sweet. They talk almost every day, she visits him almost every week. They are a very loving family.
He is so proud of his brother, Brent, for pursuing his dream of becoming a sheriff's deputy.
He respected, rather than loathed police officers. However, in the courtroom one of the prosecutors made it sound like his viewing of the TV show "Cops" was because he wanted to kill a cop. The simple truth is that he watched it because he liked cops.
He had no prior convictions.
He played baseball and football in high school. He went to the prom with the girl he loved. He hoped to marry his high school sweetheart. He was a pretty normal all-American guy. He also liked to golf, he had plans to golf with a friend on October 16, 1995.
He has always been more concerned about the well-being of those around him than his own life, even though he has lost everything in his life. He likes to help others in any way possible, even if it's just listening to a friend. He makes people laugh and feel good about themselves.
Brian is an outstandingly polite and well-mannered young man. Sadly, it is not common with young people today and so when you see it, you are impressed. Such is the case with Brian. He is a gentle, kind, polite and really GOOD person. All who know him are proud to call him a friend.
During the first trial, the mother of a friend of Brian's fell ill and died. Brian called her every night from jail to comfort her. He provided so much love and support for his friend.