jonjon

Tupelo, MS

#21 Nov 12, 2009
i would like to know if any of you even know the deere famaily. brandon was one of my best friends and lived next door to me for years. melanie was crazy at 17 really crazy. nasty dope whore. people aways say that they never thought that would happen to this or that person. well its not the people its the place. crystal meth is something we lived with daily. even when you try to stop its there. arkansas is a hell hole full of corrupt cops and people determend to stay up another day. its a very sad thing when someone you know dies. we love you brandon
Country Woman

Bentonville, AR

#22 Nov 12, 2009
guest wrote:
Know anything about it?
ok, folks--Brandon is Marcus' father, altho he was never put on the birth certificate--he is in the process of getting the DNA testing set up, that was supposed have been done 10 yrs ago, but Melanie didn't follow through.
Brandon lives in Rogers, AR. He had Marcus in school there, in classes designed for his needs. He was doing counseling, and playing sports (football, softball), and having a normal life.
Brandon and Tina basically raised Marcus all these years, because Melanie (his mom) is a crack-ho. The only reason she's had Marcus since June, is she found out he came with a disability check. There was a meth lab found by the cops in her house during the shooting investigation.
Melanie doesn't even know who her dad is, so it would be impossible for this person to have custody of anyone.
Marcus is in temp foster care until Brandon can prove by DNA that he is the father.
Tina took care of Marcus many, many weekends, including that one. But this time she saw the inside of the house, and the filth, and decided Marcus was not staying there in a disgusting living condition. Melanie got the gun, shot her, and then tried to plant evidence, which the cops didn't buy.
Melanie is being charged with capital murder. There was another person there, as well, who is being charged with something, as well as the house owner, for the meth lab.
FYI--my daughter married Brandon earlier this month, and they are expecting a baby next week. They can't wait to get Marcus home and start helping him adjust to a normal, sensible household again. The child has been through hell.
who that

United States

#23 Nov 12, 2009
LMAO!!!Melanie's dad is Dewayne Tucker!
kathryn

United States

#24 Nov 12, 2009
I hope she gets the death penalty.she had no right takeing someones life like that.it dont matter what happend u have no right to kill someone thats what cops are for.but now her son want have a mom are a grandma.tina was a good grandma and mother.my heart goes out to the family.may god be with theme and melanie get whats comeing to her.
get a life

Little Rock, AR

#25 Nov 12, 2009
No one knows what happened in that house but three people. Tina Deere, who si dead and can't tell, Melanise and Markus. So all you all have is hear say. So say this mind yours and leave both the family in peace.
guest

Memphis, TN

#26 Nov 12, 2009
kathryn wrote:
I hope she gets the death penalty.she had no right takeing someones life like that.it dont matter what happend u have no right to kill someone thats what cops are for.but now her son want have a mom are a grandma.tina was a good grandma and mother.my heart goes out to the family.may god be with theme and melanie get whats comeing to her.
Spell Check ......takeing=taking......want should be wont....are should be or......theme should be them.....comeing=coming
tenderhearted

Little Rock, AR

#27 Nov 12, 2009
Well, I am gonna pray for this lil' boy...NO child should EVER have to go thru this...much less see it!! This lil' boy could be scarred for life & my heart goes out to him & his daddy.
brandons wife

Bentonville, AR

#28 Nov 12, 2009
im brandons wife (markus' step mom) brandon and i live in Nw ARKANSAS. TINA WAS TRYING TO TAKE markus home with her bc the house melanie had them stayin at was full of meth and nastiness..melanie refused to let markus go with her and went and got the gun and shot tina (not in the head at all) and markus was not shot. brandon went down there the nxt day to try and get markus so he can come live with us once again..but come to find out he's goin to have to get a dna test before dhs will release markus to us. melanie is gettin charged with capital murder, indangerment of a minor, and a couple other things. markus is safe and we will have custody of him as soon as possible. no we dont live in moro..brandon is markus' dad..eric is ciara's dad..! markus lived with us up until june, which is when melanie found out she could get a Social Security check on markus bc he's ad/hd and bipolar and so she talked him into movin in with her that way she could support her drug habit without workin. we have been tryin to get him with us ever since. brandon loves his markus and our 2 daughters more then anything and he loved his mom! he's just tryin to take this tragedy one day at a time. so there's the FACTS from me...tina's daughter-in-law...
brandons wife

Bentonville, AR

#29 Nov 12, 2009
wondering wrote:
How many kids do her and Brandon have? I wonder what would make her so mad to the point that she would kill Tina. Where was Brandon?
im brandons wife (markus' step mom) brandon and i live in Nw ARKANSAS. TINA WAS TRYING TO TAKE markus home with her bc the house melanie had them stayin at was full of meth and nastiness..melanie refused to let markus go with her and went and got the gun and shot tina (not in the head at all) and markus was not shot. brandon went down there the nxt day to try and get markus so he can come live with us once again..but come to find out he's goin to have to get a dna test before dhs will release markus to us. melanie is gettin charged with capital murder, indangerment of a minor, and a couple other things. markus is safe and we will have custody of him as soon as possible. no we dont live in moro..brandon is markus' dad..eric is ciara's dad..! markus lived with us up until june, which is when melanie found out she could get a Social Security check on markus bc he's ad/hd and bipolar and so she talked him into movin in with her that way she could support her drug habit without workin. we have been tryin to get him with us ever since. brandon loves his markus and our 2 daughters more then anything and he loved his mom! he's just tryin to take this tragedy one day at a time. so there's the FACTS from me...tina's daughter-in-law...
brandons wife

Bentonville, AR

#30 Nov 12, 2009
guest wrote:
I don't really know. I was told that the lil' girl who is about 7 was there & the lil' boy is about 11. I don't even know who Brandon is. The lil' girl belongs to Eric, I think. And the boy belongs to someone who doesn't live here. I think the kids might've got to go home with their grandma.
im brandons wife (markus' step mom) brandon and i live in Nw ARKANSAS. TINA WAS TRYING TO TAKE markus home with her bc the house melanie had them stayin at was full of meth and nastiness..melanie refused to let markus go with her and went and got the gun and shot tina (not in the head at all) and markus was not shot. brandon went down there the nxt day to try and get markus so he can come live with us once again..but come to find out he's goin to have to get a dna test before dhs will release markus to us. melanie is gettin charged with capital murder, indangerment of a minor, and a couple other things. markus is safe and we will have custody of him as soon as possible. no we dont live in moro..brandon is markus' dad..eric is ciara's dad..! markus lived with us up until june, which is when melanie found out she could get a Social Security check on markus bc he's ad/hd and bipolar and so she talked him into movin in with her that way she could support her drug habit without workin. we have been tryin to get him with us ever since. brandon loves his markus and our 2 daughters more then anything and he loved his mom! he's just tryin to take this tragedy one day at a time. so there's the FACTS from me...tina's daughter-in-law...
sonnyp

Forrest City, AR

#31 Nov 12, 2009
jonjon wrote:
i would like to know if any of you even know the deere famaily. brandon was one of my best friends and lived next door to me for years. melanie was crazy at 17 really crazy. nasty dope whore. people aways say that they never thought that would happen to this or that person. well its not the people its the place. crystal meth is something we lived with daily. even when you try to stop its there. arkansas is a hell hole full of corrupt cops and people determend to stay up another day. its a very sad thing when someone you know dies. we love you brandon
yes i grew up with brandon and u jonjon this is a horrible thing for brandon and marcus to go thru may god be with them its gonna be extremely hard on brandon as his mother was his all brandon u will be in my prayers love u bro!
guest

Forrest City, AR

#32 Nov 12, 2009
What a horrible ordeal.
smart ass

Judsonia, AR

#33 Nov 13, 2009
well First off Marcus's dad is Brandon Deere, formerly of forrest city ar. And cierra's Father is eric.....neither one of these children have been raised by Melanie. Erics parents take care of Cierra and Brandons Grand mother and mother took care of marcus...Melanie would only get the children every once in a while if she needed money or any thing else she could use them for....Ive known Melanie very well for over five years and shes no angel....she has used drugs for all these years ive known her.....people who take up for her after reading this are more then likely people just like her or her drug buddies....This girl has never lived a straight day in her life.....she jumps from man to man or any one who can supply her meth habit....Im not totally clear on what happened that night and none of us probably will be....i do know her and witnesses are claiming self defense, but do to the fact she tested positive for meth, they are holding her for 1st degree murder.....all i can say is that this may be karma for all the years she shit on her kids, screwed peoples husbands or stole for her dope habit. Finally she has done something her grandma cant get her out of.......oh if your wondering how she just happened to have a gun laying around...well she has a mouth on her and loves to start shit she cant finish so i imagine she carries a weapon to keep from getting her ass kicked
smart ass

Judsonia, AR

#34 Nov 13, 2009
brandons wife wrote:
<quoted text>
im brandons wife (markus' step mom) brandon and i live in Nw ARKANSAS. TINA WAS TRYING TO TAKE markus home with her bc the house melanie had them stayin at was full of meth and nastiness..melanie refused to let markus go with her and went and got the gun and shot tina (not in the head at all) and markus was not shot. brandon went down there the nxt day to try and get markus so he can come live with us once again..but come to find out he's goin to have to get a dna test before dhs will release markus to us. melanie is gettin charged with capital murder, indangerment of a minor, and a couple other things. markus is safe and we will have custody of him as soon as possible. no we dont live in moro..brandon is markus' dad..eric is ciara's dad..! markus lived with us up until june, which is when melanie found out she could get a Social Security check on markus bc he's ad/hd and bipolar and so she talked him into movin in with her that way she could support her drug habit without workin. we have been tryin to get him with us ever since. brandon loves his markus and our 2 daughters more then anything and he loved his mom! he's just tryin to take this tragedy one day at a time. so there's the FACTS from me...tina's daughter-in-law...
It's crazy and im sorry for your loss, I hope shes put under the damn jail , those kids deserve better....Its sad it came to this for melanie to finally go down for her actions. I was told by her family it was 1st degree murder, but as i see its not true....thanks for posting the facts .
country woman

Bentonville, AR

#35 Nov 13, 2009
who that wrote:
LMAO!!!Melanie's dad is Dewayne Tucker!
Well, I hope he's real proud of his daughter!
smart ass

Judsonia, AR

#36 Nov 13, 2009
country woman wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I hope he's real proud of his daughter!
Dewayne past away about 5 yrs ago...he has four daughters in all and no he was never proud of her...she only had time for him when she wanted something.....he was sick for several years and she never cared until the funeral when she thought she would get money but haha melanie you never graduated school so sherry was the only daughter who received money.
who that

United States

#37 Nov 13, 2009
Cherrie!
sad for Marcus

Grapevine, AR

#38 Nov 13, 2009
Surprisingly, there was no meth lab found in the house. That is just a rumor. This poor child witnessed his mother kill his grandmother. And not only that, he is now in the custody of DHS. How sad to have to be put into the hands of strangers after such a traumatic incident. And I was just wondering, would Melanie have been able to get a social security check on him if the boy's father had been paying child support? No, I don't think so.
who that

United States

#39 Nov 13, 2009
sad for Marcus wrote:
Surprisingly, there was no meth lab found in the house. That is just a rumor. This poor child witnessed his mother kill his grandmother. And not only that, he is now in the custody of DHS. How sad to have to be put into the hands of strangers after such a traumatic incident. And I was just wondering, would Melanie have been able to get a social security check on him if the boy's father had been paying child support? No, I don't think so.
why would he need to pay child support when Tina and Brandon had him? why didn't Melanie pay child support?
sad for Marcus

Grapevine, AR

#40 Nov 13, 2009
an earlier post said that he was living with his mother.......

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