Dear Family and Friends,
It is with a broken heart that I write you on behalf of our family, Suzanne Brandon's mother, Roger Brandon's father, Sean Brandon's brother, and myself Brandon's sister, to inform you the devastating news that the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office of Colorado has informed us they have decided to not file charges against Brandon's murderer, Jacqueline Souza. The DA will announce their decision to the Judge on October 19th.
Our family has begged the DA's office for factual evidence every day for the last 75 days and still have not been told one piece of factual evidence as to how the DA came to the conclusion that not filing charges against Brandon's confirmed murderer is the most ethically just decision.
The speculation based assumptions the DAs office have made about Brandon's character are simply appalling, but even worse they are 100% untrue.
As the only surviving victims of Brandon's murder, we are empowering our legal right under the Colorado Victims Rights Act, to voice our objections on the record directly to the Judge on October 19th. At this time we will file a motion with the Judge pleading our case as to why charges should be filed against the accused and why Brandon deserves his case to be brought to trial, with the facts presented in front a jury.
In addition to our official motion, we want to include any letters Brandon's loved ones would be compelled to write to the Judge. If you are interested in writing a letter to the Judge in support of our efforts to pursue justice for Brandon, please do not hesitate. This is our opportunity to show the Judge who Brandon was as a person and how both Brandon's life and his senseless murder has impacted so many.
If you would like to write a letter in support of our pursuit of justice for Brandon, please kindly follow the Victims Advocate Guidelines below for the format of your letter:
Victims Advocate Guidelines for the criteria of your letter, please include any of the points below that you believe will be most effective in a letter from your point of view:
Please kindly refrain from including any of the following in your letter:
The most important criteria of your letter is that it is a letter from you. This is our only opportunity to bring Brandon to life for Judge Prudek and it will be most effective to include as many voices as possible. Your letter can be short and does not require to be overly formal (besides addressing the Judge with unwavering respect).
Please email me if you have any questions, but there truly is no wrong way to write your letter as long as you focus on the significant person Brandon was and how senselessly he was taken from all of us.
Our family will continue to fight for Brandon's right to justice and we are sincerely grateful for your love and your support. We know there is strength in numbers and together, we will have Brandon's voice heard.
In pursuit of justice,
The Family of Brandon Watkins