Brake prelim: 5 witnesses take stand

Full story: WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

While questioning Troy Brake's girlfriend, Tarah Van Dyke, Prosecutor Ron Franz pointed out that her testimony differs from what she first told detectives on at least five points.
Comments
1 - 20 of 572 Comments Last updated Dec 15, 2008
First Prev
of 29
Next Last
Tony Fleming

Caledonia, MI

#1 Nov 25, 2008
Jipping your dead.
meow

United States

#2 Nov 25, 2008
I dont think he did it!
LOL

United States

#3 Nov 25, 2008
meow wrote:
I dont think he did it!
it takes all kinds..

lets give him a public hanging
sam

Grand Blanc, MI

#4 Nov 25, 2008
Let's all remember, innocent until proven guilty!
The girlfriend said she had phone records indicating the correct times and that detectives never followed up with her on them.
bobby duckworth

Grand Rapids, MI

#5 Nov 25, 2008
death sentance
sam

Grand Blanc, MI

#6 Nov 25, 2008
Tony Fleming wrote:
Jipping your dead.
Who/ what is Jipping?
Bananarama

United States

#7 Nov 25, 2008
I think they have the wrong person. Troy Brake is no angel, but I believe Jax had something to do with the murders. The wrong person will hang for this and the real person will get away with murder. The cops are way too eager to blame someone for this awful murder.

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#8 Nov 25, 2008
Bananarama wrote:
I think they have the wrong person. Troy Brake is no angel, but I believe Jax had something to do with the murders. The wrong person will hang for this and the real person will get away with murder. The cops are way too eager to blame someone for this awful murder.
The whole thing is the gun that killed them belonged to Brake and he said he never, ever lends his guns out to anyone. I honestly think he did this and did it all on his own.
sam

Grand Blanc, MI

#9 Nov 25, 2008
Bananarama wrote:
I think they have the wrong person. Troy Brake is no angel, but I believe Jax had something to do with the murders. The wrong person will hang for this and the real person will get away with murder. The cops are way too eager to blame someone for this awful murder.
Who is Jax?
Big Mama

Syracuse, NY

#10 Nov 25, 2008
sam wrote:
<quoted text>
Who is Jax?
she is the bartender that worked at the wright bar.
chad

United States

#11 Nov 25, 2008
EmmaRae wrote:
<quoted text>
The whole thing is the gun that killed them belonged to Brake and he said he never, ever lends his guns out to anyone. I honestly think he did this and did it all on his own.
His story will probably change just like his girl friend's did. He'll say he lent it to his friend and his girl will agree with him. Amazing how stories change when attorneys are involved.
sam

Grand Blanc, MI

#12 Nov 25, 2008
Big Mama wrote:
<quoted text> she is the bartender that worked at the wright bar.
Oh yes, didn't she saySharmaine was stealing money from the bar?

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#13 Nov 25, 2008
chad wrote:
<quoted text> His story will probably change just like his girl friend's did. He'll say he lent it to his friend and his girl will agree with him. Amazing how stories change when attorneys are involved.
Driving me nuts. It doesn't matter if he changes his story. I think they have him. What I can't figure out is a motive? What would cause him to go after this family. Was it drugs?
loves to read

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Nov 25, 2008
Bananarama wrote:
I think they have the wrong person. Troy Brake is no angel, but I believe Jax had something to do with the murders. The wrong person will hang for this and the real person will get away with murder. The cops are way too eager to blame someone for this awful murder.
Why her? Did she have a connection to them?? I dont know much or heard much about her.
loves to read

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Nov 25, 2008
chad wrote:
<quoted text> His story will probably change just like his girl friend's did. He'll say he lent it to his friend and his girl will agree with him. Amazing how stories change when attorneys are involved.
Right!! Even the neighbors story changed!! And she has nothing to do with it just she was the one that called 9-1-1.
Coopersville Senior

AOL

#16 Nov 25, 2008
sam wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yes, didn't she saySharmaine was stealing money from the bar?
No, it wasn't her. She was accused of it but Sharm would never do that...I'm not saying who I'm almost positive it is though
sam

Grand Blanc, MI

#17 Nov 25, 2008
loves to read wrote:
<quoted text>
Right!! Even the neighbors story changed!! And she has nothing to do with it just she was the one that called 9-1-1.
If the neighbors story changed that makes me wonder if the detectives did not do enough follow up anywhere on the case before it went to a judge...
sam

Grand Blanc, MI

#18 Nov 25, 2008
Coopersville Senior wrote:
<quoted text>
No, it wasn't her. She was accused of it but Sharm would never do that...I'm not saying who I'm almost positive it is though
You are positive you know who was stealing money from the bar or who murdered the family...? Don't tell me - just do the right thing and tell authorities!!
Hmmm

Hudsonville, MI

#19 Nov 25, 2008
EmmaRae wrote:
<quoted text>
The whole thing is the gun that killed them belonged to Brake and he said he never, ever lends his guns out to anyone. I honestly think he did this and did it all on his own.
I agree with the fact that Troy did this 100%, however, I do believe there is someone or something else involved. I personally dont think Troy just decided to go back after so many years and do this. I whole heartedly believe there is more to this story...Hopefully it will all come out during the trial!! Prayers to the Zimmer, Tolar and Brown families!!!
Hmmm

Hudsonville, MI

#20 Nov 25, 2008
loves to read wrote:
<quoted text>
Right!! Even the neighbors story changed!! And she has nothing to do with it just she was the one that called 9-1-1.
I didnt quite catch where the neighbors story changed? Can you elaborate further on this??

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 29
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Hudsonville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
'We Don't Have a Strategy' to Fight ISIS t 1 hr Oneal 15
Movie Theater Demolished 1 hr Oneal 14
Old things and places we remember from the Gran... (Feb '09) 7 hr JimGR 937
A long-time cafe in the East Hills are may close 15 hr Dominic 1
College football roundup: Ohio State starts the... (Sep '13) Sun Go Blue Forever 1,328
Meet The Press Sat Go Blue Forever 3
why war with isis? Fri Colonel Sanders 15
•••

Beach Hazards Statement for Ottawa County was issued at September 01 at 3:34PM EDT

•••
•••

Hudsonville Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Hudsonville People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Hudsonville News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Hudsonville
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••