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Missouri police arrest father, son, while girl dies from gunshot wound

By Mason White 12:34 PM September 29, 2013
Brant Russell, (left) dad, Kevin, mom, Julissa, and
Brooke (right) 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A father and son were unable to be at their dying loved one’s side because police arrested them.

Kevin Russell, his wife Julissa, and their son, Brant, found their daughter and sister, Brooke, lying in the park behind their house in Joplin, Missouri, with a gunshot wound to her head.

The 16-year-old was still alive when she was found. The father called emergency medical technicians. He was advised to rush the girl to the local police station where he would meet with EMT.

When EMT placed his daughter on the gurney, workers turned away from the girl to ask the family questions about her condition, but when they looked away, the dying teen fell off the gurney and fell to the ground.

The distraught father lost his temper and started yelling at the EMT workers to be careful and do their job. The son also said some words to them, prompting police officer to pepper spray the father and son, and then arrested both of them.

When the father was finally released, he discovered it was too late to see his daughter alive as she had died during the 3 and a half hours he was handcuffed to a bench in the police station.

The father and son were charged with assault, disorderly conduct and obstruction of EMT.
The son, Brant, who is enrolled in the military, had his deployment postponed due to charges.

Despite the fact that the father and son acted out of distress of seeing their daughter and sister dying, police in Missouri are refusing to drop the charges.

The daughter left a suicide note that read in part: “Keep me in my warm clothes because I hate the cold and bury me underneath a tree. I love you. The next life has more to offer me.”
May she rest in peace.