Brooklyn BreYanna StevensonAge 31
27 Nov 2017
Oklahoma City (USA)
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Brooklyn was found dead in a motel room after Oklahoma City police responded to reports of a disturbance.
On 21st December 2017, white supremacist Brandon Michael Tyson, 31, was arrested and charged with her murder.
Her family told KFOR that they are “heartbroken.”
“Brooklyn BreYanna was an amazing daughter, sister and friend with a giving and loving heart,” said the family, who have started a GoFundMe account so that they can bury their loved one. “We pray that those who committed this heinous crime will be identified and Brooklyn will receive justice.”
Tyson was convicted in February 2019 and imprisoned for life in April 2019.
“Burying a child is nothing that a parent should have to do,” Stevenson’s mother Vivian said, as she addressed Tyson at the hearing. “So with that being said, I never wanted the death penalty for you because I did not want your parents to have to go through what I am having to endure. I do pray that you get life without parole, though, because you have proven by your actions that you do not deserve to be free ever again.”
Stevenson’s sister Leslie added: “The impact of Brooklyn’s murder has completely and dramatically changed our lives forever. Even though whatever happens today won’t bring Brooklyn back, at least our family can start to heal knowing her death was not in vain and her accused murderer will spend the rest of his life in prison where killers belong.”
The Advocate and Huffingtonpost, 30.11.2017