Brake prelim: 5 witnesses take stand

There are 12 comments on the Nov 25, 2008, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story titled Brake prelim: 5 witnesses take stand. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

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.

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A good speller

Auburn Hills, MI

#569 Dec 12, 2008
So, I do know Praying For Justice. Thought so. Haven't seen you in a while. Hope you and your family are well.

Since: Dec 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#570 Dec 13, 2008
I wish I would've hugged Tyler last time I saw him, its a good reminder to slow down and treasure moments.
peace

Syracuse, NY

#571 Dec 13, 2008
questioning1 wrote:
I wish I would've hugged Tyler last time I saw him, its a good reminder to slow down and treasure moments.
That's the most decent & touching post I've read on these forums in some time, questioning! After a very long day, I was reading through the posts on the other forum.........After reading through so much of the same old arguing, I was so relieved & touched to see your post here. I know there are a lot of people who are feeling EXACTLY what you posted. Thank you so much for that. I hope you're doing ok.....you & the others involved. Goodnight & God bless.
When Pigs Fly

Grand Haven, MI

#572 Dec 14, 2008
Everyone seems to be so sure that Brake is guilty and the ONLY one who did this. I don't think there are very many smart people here. There are a few here that make sense and seem to know elsewise, but the others all have Brake as guilty and sentenced. If Jeremy could still talk, he would have something to say to all of you people who are so blind. Ever hear of the phrase "heaven send"?

Since: Dec 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#573 Dec 14, 2008
When Pigs Fly wrote:
Everyone seems to be so sure that Brake is guilty and the ONLY one who did this. I don't think there are very many smart people here. There are a few here that make sense and seem to know elsewise, but the others all have Brake as guilty and sentenced. If Jeremy could still talk, he would have something to say to all of you people who are so blind. Ever hear of the phrase "heaven send"?
What would Jeremy tell us? Anything you could add might be helpful.

Since: Dec 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#574 Dec 14, 2008
peace wrote:
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That's the most decent & touching post I've read on these forums in some time, questioning! After a very long day, I was reading through the posts on the other forum.........After reading through so much of the same old arguing, I was so relieved & touched to see your post here. I know there are a lot of people who are feeling EXACTLY what you posted. Thank you so much for that. I hope you're doing ok.....you & the others involved. Goodnight & God bless.
Hi Peace ..... thanks for the well wishes. I've been thinking about the last time I saw Tyler and it just really bugs me that I didn't grab him and hug him, its nice though when I think of him I can see his grin!

I know reading can be difficult some days many hugs to you as well, I realize this has taken a toll on you too!
peace

Syracuse, NY

#575 Dec 15, 2008
questioning1 wrote:
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Hi Peace ..... thanks for the well wishes. I've been thinking about the last time I saw Tyler and it just really bugs me that I didn't grab him and hug him, its nice though when I think of him I can see his grin!
I know reading can be difficult some days many hugs to you as well, I realize this has taken a toll on you too!
Yes, it has been extremely difficult on those who were close to Tyler, with his birthday coming up, on top of everything else......so, so difficult. It is absolutely heartbreaking to think that he should be beginning his life as an adult, with so much to look forward to, here on earth. It's just heartwrenching that Tyler, Sharm, Jeremy & Katherine were cheated out of so much- it's far beyond sad & unfair!!! There's nothing more painful than what those who were close to all of these wonderful people are going through.
Remembering that Tyler, Sharm, Jeremy & Katherine have begun a much better life, in a MUCH better place gives some comfort, amongst the agony. We have to hang on to that.

Thoughts & prayers of strength & courage for all of the loved ones are being sent today, in endless numbers!! Rest assured you have the tremendous support of everyone near & far, as justice comtinues to be sought!!!

May the grace of God be with you today & always, as you continue to cope.
Annon3

Hudsonville, MI

#576 Dec 15, 2008
peace wrote:
May the grace of God be with everyone this weekend, as you prepare for the preliminary hearing Mon. You have the prayers & support of the entire community, & so much more outreaching support. We know you've been struggling through more than anyone should ever have to endure in their lifetime. As you continue the very difficult & painful struggles in this process of seeking truth & justice, allow God to carry you through. Try to take care of yourselves. As a previous poster said, they are just exhausted! I can only imagine the toll it has on you, as the days continue to pass. So many of us truly wish we could help ease your pain. May you have as peaceful a weekend as possible, as we continue to pray for you, & what Monday may bring. God bless each & every one of you.
Thankyou very much peace. Once again you said what I needed to hear. God Bless you.
peace

Syracuse, NY

#577 Dec 15, 2008
Annon3 wrote:
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Thankyou very much peace. Once again you said what I needed to hear. God Bless you.
Hi Annon,
Another bittersweet day for all of us. I am glad it's going to trial. We're getting closer to finding some form of justice. I know that doesn't take away the pain or loss, but I do believe Sharm, Tyler, Jeremy & Katherine are helping guide from above. It will seem like a long wait, but rest assured, we'll continue to keep you & all the others involved in our daily thoughts & prayers. The memories of Sharm, Tyler, Jeremy & Katherine will ALWAYS be honored through you & those who knew & love them. God be with you, throughout, & please take care.
Annon3

Hudsonville, MI

#578 Dec 15, 2008
We can breath a tad bit better now. Although we pretty much knew he would be going to trial, it's a bit of a relief to hear the judge say it. I pray for all. Take Care & God Bless

Since: Dec 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#579 Dec 15, 2008
Annon3 wrote:
We can breath a tad bit better now. Although we pretty much knew he would be going to trial, it's a bit of a relief to hear the judge say it. I pray for all. Take Care & God Bless
I am happy you all have this one very small victory and that its at least a move in the right direction. Many hugs and prayers
RIP

Camillus, NY

#580 Dec 15, 2008
peace wrote:
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Yes, it has been extremely difficult on those who were close to Tyler, with his birthday coming up, on top of everything else......so, so difficult. It is absolutely heartbreaking to think that he should be beginning his life as an adult, with so much to look forward to, here on earth. It's just heartwrenching that Tyler, Sharm, Jeremy & Katherine were cheated out of so much- it's far beyond sad & unfair!!! There's nothing more painful than what those who were close to all of these wonderful people are going through.
Remembering that Tyler, Sharm, Jeremy & Katherine have begun a much better life, in a MUCH better place gives some comfort, amongst the agony. We have to hang on to that.
Thoughts & prayers of strength & courage for all of the loved ones are being sent today, in endless numbers!! Rest assured you have the tremendous support of everyone near & far, as justice comtinues to be sought!!!
May the grace of God be with you today & always, as you continue to cope.
Well said.
Blessings to all the family and friends after another tough day today. Thoughts and prayers through the holidays.

Happy Birthday Tyler! I'm certain there are several who will be celebrating with you down here. We know you are with them in spirit.

Four young lives stolen from us all much too soon.

RIP
Katherine, Sharm, Jeremy, Tyler
September 29, 2008

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