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Victim's Mother Speaks Out On Conviction Appeal

December 18, 2017 07:30 PM

(ABC 6 News)- An appeal has been requested in the case of a man convicted of killing another man at a Minnesota state park.

"Right now it is hard with the holidays, with him not going to be able to be here and celebrate with us" Denise Brown said.

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It was August 2016, and Spencer Brown's mother got a notification no parent should ever get.

“I thought it would get easier, but it hasn't” Denise Brown told ABC 6. “I can't think of how am I going to get through next week, next month, next year. I have to just get through the day.”

On the night of August 23rd, 2016, 23 year old Spencer Brown was shot to death while sitting in his car at Myre Big Island state park near Albert Lea.

In September, a jury convicted 27 year old David Easter of second degree murder in Spencer Brown's death.

"If Mr. Easter was here today, what would you say to him?" ABC 6 news reporter Dan Conradt asked Denise Brown in a one-on-one interview at her home.

“I would just like to know why he didn't let my son drive away” Spencer Brown’s mother replied.

Now, David Easter's attorney is appealing the conviction.

"It just makes me think am i going to have to go through this whole thing again" Denise brown told us.

She has moved to Albert Lea from Omaha to be closer to the people she befriended during the trial.

Those friends have become an important part of her healing process.

"I have four kids to take care of, and I'm close to Spencer's girlfriend's family. And then my faith” she said.

And as for David Easter: "I forgive him, I don't hate him” Denise brown told ABC 6 news reporter Dan Conradt. “I just try to understand how somebody could do something so terrible."

No date has been set for a hearing on David Easter’s appeal.


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