Family Finally Receives Closure After Son Murdered

Meghan Pinkley

The family of 2009 murder victim, Vincent Brown, found closure on Tuesday. The man convicted of running over the 20 year old and then shooting him, has now received his final sentencing.

On top of being sentenced to life with a possibility of parole for first degree murder Antonious Brown was given six more years for aggravated assault.

It has been nearly three years, and Sandra Kee still can't look at a picture of her son without crying. "I don't think God was ready for him to go yet. I think the devil intervened with what happened with my son," said Kee.

On November 5, 2009 Kee's life changed forever. Her son, Vincent Brown was walking home and was killed by acquaintance, Antonious Brown.

Kee added that in the courthouse on Monday she made Antonious Brown look her in the eye and tell her why he had shot her son. She said she never got an answer, and probably never will. "I'm hurt, mad, angry, and distraught, because Vinnie was a good kid."

Kee was glad that he son's murderer finally got his final sentence. "Justice was served and I got a bit of relief."

Vincent Brown had a bright future, family members claimed he was scheduled to leave for South Carolina State University in January, 2010 to play football; barely two months after he had been shot. "He was a very outgoing person. He had so much love in his heart. He didn't care if you were black, white, Mexican, plaid, or whatever he made sure he brought somebody home everyday for a meal, everyday," stated Kee.

Even after his death, Vincent Brown continued to help others. All his organs were donated and his heart saved another man's life. His mother and grandmother hope his love will shine through his son, who was born just two weeks after Vincent Brown was killed.


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