Family Of Murder Victim Fights To Keep Killer Behind Bars
LEWES, Del. - A devastating notice came to Peggy Brockway Truitt's door last week: a letter informing her that the man who killed her son nearly three decades ago, is up for parole for the fifth time next month.
Ransford "Randy" Bryan was convicted of killing Douglas "Dougie" Brockway when they were just 18 years old. On the morning of October 15, 1987, the two left to go squirrel hunting in a wooded area off of Route 277 in Lewes,Del.
"Dougie was just so bubbly and just so full of life. And like he always did, he hugged me, said I love you, I'll see you in a little while," Truitt said.
Randy shot Dougie in the back of the head three times, left his body in the woods, then went back to the Brockway residence as if nothing ever happened.
"He came back, he ordered pizza right after he got back and sat and ate pizza. He told us some farfetched story that Dougie got in a car with some people," Truitt said.
Peggy's son Matthew Brockway led the way in making sure that Randy never walks the streets again. But a year and a half ago, he passed away from pneumonia.
"With his determination and his drive to keep this man behind bars, it just makes me more determined," Truitt said.
So she's calling on the community to help her cause with a petition that's been posted in businesses all across Lewes. More than 1,000 letters have already poured in, begging the parole board to keep him locked away.
"If they let him out, and he does this again, then I really feel like the blood is on their hands," she said.
Peggy says she's forgiven Bryan for what he did, but she's convinced that if he gets out, he will do it again.
"I will be looking over my shoulder all the time, as well as I think a lot of our community will. I will fight to the end."
The parole hearing is scheduled for June 10th. Peggy and her other two children are expected to testify.
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