Listen: Paul Ashton, Brandon, Murder discussed on The First Degree
"It's my understanding that there were two guns involved <hes> and i read somewhere residually later when they were explaining the scene that that actually brandon handed both guns to paul at some point but there really is no explanation and that's what's so interesting thing about it. We're we're this pocketknife came from. I don't know and when they talk about the suffocate it was choking with his hands and i think people i mean i mean i don't know i think this was like a a second degree situation. I don't think this was planned. Yeah i think it looks a lot easier and movies to choke somebody to death breath yeah now. It takes a long time to choke somebody to death. It does and i don't minutes this guy's never. I don't think he's really up for that. I don't think pocketknife did it quickly either. It's two thousand nine hundred and we can pretty much do anything that we want from the comfort are of our own home and that's why over here at the first degree. 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Some of his friends and associates associates started to find out about how he was speaking to the police and he began to worry that he was in danger as friends continued to distance themselves from him and and when brandon sister katrina was questioned she even told police that brandon had been trying to distance himself from paul to he even instructed his sister to tell paul the he wasn't home whenever you tried to come looking for him so in the months leading up to the move while paul's paranoia had been escalating he'd also broken a leg and he'd been confined to a motorized wheelchair and that night when he'd aspirin and bring the gun he claimed that someone was quote trying to kill him so in the days is following the murder there were few clues that provided any solace to brandy and jeremiah's family members and the day after the murder james fisk wrote on his facebook page a status update that kind of lent some information to the the idea of a possible motive he said quote. I was shot in the back. My girlfriend was murdered over a missing mountain bike. I wish i could take her spot and we take her spot any time. I miss her so much <music> in two days after the murders jerk mother got to see her body for the first time which by then had been involved a post autopsy and prepared for her funeral and the autopsy that have been conducted reveals the horrors jericho's minal jarecki's mother at this point said i could not wrap my brain around this i to me. She was still here. I didn't and i couldn't i d your body to me. They made a mistake for two days this of sheer hell. I was waiting for my daughter to walk through that door at any moment say l. o. Mom recalling recalling how she jericho with jokingly talk to each other and a fake british accent waited and waited they waited for that and it never came so jerk is autopsy revealed that jerk sustained numerous bruises bruises to her head and there were also signs that she had been choked but her death was the result of these cuts to her throat about or perhaps single cut that used numerous motions and she likely died within a few minutes of those initial cots. What's brandon ultimately concluded that he only wanted to knock cherokee out but he ended up escalating it to murder when paul continued to scream get her and do it over and over so brandon is playing the card of i'm. I'm afraid i'm afraid of this guy. If i don't kill her. He's gonna kill me which you whenever you have two people crime seeing this is a common occurrence that you here with the horror of these events more questions about paul remained and the police started digging up everything they could on him and they learn that what brought paul to saint george in the first place was a very violent incident that occurred in two thousand seven now paul had apparently got into an altercation and with his gang and actually been abducted and shot by these gang members seven times and this is an ogden utah and he was left for dead on this back road and he was found."