4. Why was there no investigation of Rob Render's alleged theft of store liquor and sale to minors as a possible motive for Brian's disappearance since Brian was the one who reported the thefts to store management?
5. Why were Render and Lamb the only employees who stopped working at the store after Brian's disappearance? Eddie, Jacob, the remainder of the staff and I continued to work at Val's because we knew nothing about what had happened to Brian.
6. Why did the alarm company verify there was no motion in the building and that the building was secured at closing time if my family was involved in a clean up and cover up?
7. Why, if I was involved and trying to conceal a crime, would my family consent to a search of the property and not clean up overnight when the store was closed?
Mr. Carrick, you have lived for many years with the loss of your son, Brian, and now my father is about to lose his son for many years. Both families have paid a terrible price for what has happened in the name of justice. But I know the day will come when real justice will be done and you will see that I am innocent and we will all know the truth about Brian's disappearance. Until that day, I swear to you from the depths of my heart and soul that I did nothing to Brian. Brian was like a brother to me and I share your grief over your loss. My father treated Brian like a son. Now he has lost both of us, and I grieve for him as well.
Your Honor, I stand before you as a man who is legally guilty--because I was convicted by a jury, but I am a man who is factually innocent--MC