Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

16-year old killed by drunk, previously law-abiding stepfather with shotgun

Alexander Koser, age 16
16-year old Alexander Koser was in his Milton, Georgia home when he was shot to death by his stepfather, Eric Brandon.  He was shot three times, from about five feet away, with a 12-gauge shotgun.  The father, a previously law-abiding citizen and vet, was intoxicated.

Brandon and Koser lived in the townhouse with the teen’s two younger siblings and mother, Brandon’s wife, police said. None of the others were home at the time of the shooting.
Brandon, 46, has been charged with two counts of felony murder and with possession of a weapon while committing a felony. He is being held in Fulton County Jail awaiting a Feb. 27 bond hearing.
Brandon did not have a criminal record, and McCarty said there were no records of police responding to fights at the home.
School officials notified Alpharetta High parents of Koser’s death Sunday night, and grief counselors were on hand Monday morning to help students in need.
Koser was known as a poet and cartoonist, and was a member of the school’s Anime’ Club.
“He was very good at animation,” Messing said.

More from another article:
 A young boy, who was found alive in the house, said the teenager and his stepfather had been arguing after the mother left to buy groceries.
According to Brandon's wall posts, he appears to have cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy. 
He lists the National Rifle Association as among his interests.
On Saturday night at 11.22pm he wrote on his Facebook wall: 'Flipping out! Our oldest pulled another stupid move. I'm really losing my patience!!!!'
Earlier this month on February 9, he posted this message: 'Dealing with cancer, unruly teens, a homeless teen....and bills out the whazoo! So many nights I never sleep...I just lay there...all I can do...but I just keep trying. I'm a man with a broken heart...and almost no spriit [sic] left.'


1 comment:

  1. Sad turn of events. Just because he was previously law abiding does not make him a good person. Obviously murder is not of high morals. No blame on the tool he used as much as the tools being used by the media on this story listing NRA which many in the US believe and contribute to to defend lives and the rights of the people


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