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Scott High School grad, athlete remembered by father
Anthony Mirones, Anthony.Mirones@wcpo.com
7:42 PM, Jun 3, 2010
10:34 PM, Jun 3, 2010
INDEPENDENCE, Ky. - Parents are supposed to be buried by their children. Wordstypically cannot express the grief a mom or dad have when they buryone of their own.
"It's like a bandaid," explained Bob Stevenson of Independence.He and his wife Juanita have sorted through thousands of picturesduring the past two days.
"It's like a gushing wound and putting a million bandaids onit," is how he described the pictorial past of his youngest sonBryan.
Bryan Stevenson was killed last weekend whileat a softball tournament in Louisville, Ky. He and some friendswere in a fight early Sunday morning. Bryan later died from headtrauma at the University of Louisville Hospital.
The Stevenson family is focusing on laying Bryan to rest. Whenthat is complete, Bob will begin a letter writing, blogging, andphone calling campaign to get the attention of the KentuckyAttorney General Office.
"I'm going to encourage people to write to the attorney generalto take people like this, put them in their proper place and dueprocess. Don't plea bargain. Don't let him out to kill the nextguy," says Bob Stevenson.
Four men were in court Thursday charged with Bryan's death. Oneof the men charged, Donald Hays, of Louisville, has an extensivecriminal record. Hays' criminal record includes 69 chargesincluding arrests for assault, burglary and drug trafficking.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Scott HighSchool in Taylor Mill. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday,June 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Taylor Mill.