Reed is found guilty of murder

Reed is found guilty of murder

There are 22 comments on the Kentucky.com story from Dec 21, 2007, titled Reed is found guilty of murder. In it, Kentucky.com reports that:

“They saw what looked like lightning inside the vehicle”

Family members of Brandi Rowe -- whose bullet-ridden body was pulled from a Magoffin County creek nearly a year ago -- sobbed loudly last night and hugged each other as a jury convicted the man accused of killing her.

The jury deliberated nearly six hours before finding Don Reed, 63, of Salyersville guilty of murder, tampering with physical evidence and abusing a corpse in the death of Rowe, 28.

His sentencing is set for 2 p.m. Jan. 30.

Authorities began searching for Rowe in December last year after she was reported missing. Nearly a month later, her body was pulled from Quicksand Creek, off Ky. 542 near the border of Breathitt and Magoffin counties. Read more

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Gene

Middlesboro, KY

#1 Dec 25, 2007
Thank God for his conviction. His money didn't save him this time. No one deserves what he did to Brandi. Reed is an evil piece of crap.
been there done that

West Liberty, KY

#2 Mar 7, 2008
yes he deserved to get life im glad maggofins dirty politics didnt work this time what he did is wrong BUT YOU DIE AS YOU LIVE , MEANING HANG WITH AND DO DRUGS THAT IS THE WAY YOU DIE IN MOST CASES IF YOU LAY WITH TRASH U SMELL LIKE TRASH SHE DID NOT DESERVE TO BE KILLED BUT SHE WOULDENT HAVE GOTTEN KILLED HAD SHE NOT BEEN WITH KNOWEN DRUG HEADS SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN HOME WITH HER CHILDREN!! THE KIDS ARE THE REAL VICTIMS PLUS HER FAMILY DONT GET MAD AT ME YOU KNOW IN YOUR HEARTS THAT HER LIFESTYLE CAUSED HER DEATH BUT AT LEAST THE KILER WILL ROT IN JAIL GOD BLESS HER CHILDREN AND HER MOM
maggofin

Paintsville, KY

#3 Apr 20, 2008
Been There Done That:
You know what you are abuot as full of it as they come. Just because she may have associated with what you say is a known drug head does not mean that that caused her death. What caused her death was that some ass hole decided to play God and murder another human being for God only knows what reason. As far as beign home with her children I am a mother myself and believe it or not I am not always with my daughter. I go to the store, to a friends to watch a movie, get my hair done and many other things while my daughter is home with her dad or her mamaw, does that mean that some one can kill me and it is my fault because I am not "at home with my children"? No one deserves what that man did to Brandi regardless of where she was or what she may have been doing. Any one that sees that any other way needs to ask would they still think that way if Brandi were their daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend, mother, wife or lover? Though I did not personally know Brandi what happened to that poor woman was inhuman,disgusting and evil her children will never know her and her poor mom had to burry her daughter many years too soon.
been there done that

West Liberty, KY

#4 Apr 21, 2008
i am saying that when one has children they should think about the people they associate with and yes i have been in them shoes i was hanging and living with a drug dealer in maggofin i didnt know he was untill i gave up my home then me and my child got the hell out of dodge their were too many (crimes) for us to stay there the worst crime death and ods with a lot of people he associated with what im trying to say is it makes me angry at myself and other women who let the children suffer because they dont make right decisions i am not full of it i lived a nightmare thank god im out of it and yes momma cant be with their children all the time but she wasent getting her hair done she was with the wrong people doing the wrong things not at the movies and yes they deserve to rot in hell i met one of them men a few times thank god i thought of my child and myself to not get out with him he was a vein pusher on ocs for gods sake they both deserve what they get yeah and i never got any slack for being stupid in my lifestyle i was chosing i am the daughter,sister,niece,cousin,f riend,and mother i lived it and if i seem full of it well at least i didnt get shot at in a shootout,raped,oded,and murderd i survived im not disagreeing but you got to watch the company u keep
Hudson

Richmond, KY

#5 Apr 28, 2008
Maggofin,

You sound very frustrated, you not getting any?

Who doing you?
Ryan

Paintsville, KY

#6 Jan 6, 2009
I thank that Don Reed got what he deserve he will meet is maker one of these days Spanky will to Linda done did
someone who cares

Paintsville, KY

#7 Jan 16, 2009
been there done that wrote:
i am saying that when one has children they should think about the people they associate with and yes i have been in them shoes i was hanging and living with a drug dealer in maggofin i didnt know he was untill i gave up my home then me and my child got the hell out of dodge their were too many (crimes) for us to stay there the worst crime death and ods with a lot of people he associated with what im trying to say is it makes me angry at myself and other women who let the children suffer because they dont make right decisions i am not full of it i lived a nightmare thank god im out of it and yes momma cant be with their children all the time but she wasent getting her hair done she was with the wrong people doing the wrong things not at the movies and yes they deserve to rot in hell i met one of them men a few times thank god i thought of my child and myself to not get out with him he was a vein pusher on ocs for gods sake they both deserve what they get yeah and i never got any slack for being stupid in my lifestyle i was chosing i am the daughter,sister,niece,cousin,f riend,and mother i lived it and if i seem full of it well at least i didnt get shot at in a shootout,raped,oded,and murderd i survived im not disagreeing but you got to watch the company u keep
well miss been there done that you dont what the hell you are talking about do you cause been there done that brandy was trying to get her life straight think you she was off the drugs and doing good and she waas trick into going that night she did not leave with don reed thank you she left with someone she thought she could trust to get her out of a bad place she did not know that it was a set up and been there done that sounds to me like you been around the block and miss the life of drugs hell i bet the man just didnt get turn on by you been there done that dont brag and dont judge you dont know what in the hell you are talking about and yell brandy family did and they knew that brandy was trying to get her life straight and thank you they were know drugs in her she was clean are you ??????????i doute it you are a jealouse want tobe
mytwocents

Salyersville, KY

#8 Jan 16, 2009
Gene wrote:
Reed is an evil piece of crap.
You know he is human and has family members too, right? Who are you to judge someone when you don't know the exact circumstances? I mean, what happened to Brandi Rowe was a horrible, horrible thing, and I'm not sayin Don is innocent, but were any of us there that night that it happened? Were any of us there to actually witness the events that occurred? No. It was mainly based on the stories of two supposedly "reliable" sources. So if you think you are above others that you label as a piece of crap and have done no wrong, by all means, throw the first stone.
ashley

Salyersville, KY

#9 Jan 17, 2009
mytwocents wrote:
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You know he is human and has family members too, right? Who are you to judge someone when you don't know the exact circumstances? I mean, what happened to Brandi Rowe was a horrible, horrible thing, and I'm not sayin Don is innocent, but were any of us there that night that it happened? Were any of us there to actually witness the events that occurred? No. It was mainly based on the stories of two supposedly "reliable" sources.
So if you think you are above others that you label as a piece of crap and have done no wrong, by all means, throw the first stone.
how n the h.e.l.l. can u sit there n say hes a human well he took brandi from her family how do u think they feel.well i can tell u this i can sit here judge the d.a.m.n. s.o.b with out one d.a.m.n regret about the piece of s.h.i.t.he needs to rot n burn in h.e.l.l.
mytwocents

Salyersville, KY

#10 Jan 17, 2009
ashley wrote:
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how n the h.e.l.l. can u sit there n say hes a human well he took brandi from her family how do u think they feel.well i can tell u this i can sit here judge the d.a.m.n. s.o.b with out one d.a.m.n regret about the piece of s.h.i.t.he needs to rot n burn in h.e.l.l.
How can I sit here and say he is human? Because unlike you, I can see things from more than on perspective. If that hadn't of happened to Brandi would you still think of Don that way? You know there is more to him than just that. He does have a family as well, and if he did do that, God will take it into his own hands. Not the people in Salyersville. What about all the drunks/pillheads in Magoffin that drive while under the influence that wreck and kill someone? Are you going to go to them and tell them what a piece of crap they are and that they should burn in Hell? If you're going to do that, you might as well go around to everyone who has made a mistake, who has took a wrong turn in there life, laugh in there face, cuss them to where a fly wouldn't land on them, and THEN tell them to go to Hell. If that makes you feel like a bigger and better person about it, then so be it. Whatever makes you sleep better at night.

Death and drugs are tragedies. People make bad decisions. If both sides had been in their own homes, taking care of their children or staying out of trouble, a mother may still be with her children today. But that's just life. IT HAPPENS. Why waste precious time you could be using to enjoy life by being angry and cursing people?
Someone Who Knew Her

Paintsville, KY

#11 Jan 17, 2009
I worked with Brandi at Influent, and she seemed to be the sweetest person. Anyone who knew Brandi knew how well she liked her drugs. Please let me have my say before getting all bent out of shape. Brandi did like the drugs, but that didn't give anyone the right to take her life. No one deserves to die the way Brandi did. But I have to say I pretty much have to agree with most of you on here. I think what been there done that means is that Brandi had been living that lifestyle for so long, it was bound to happen to her sooner or later. You keep playing with fire, you're gonna get burned--not that she deserved to. Everyone who knew Brandi liked her, and NO, she did not deserve what happened. But if she had lived a different lifestyle, she wouldn't have been at the wrong place at the wrong time. And I think what they meant was if she had been home, raising her children, where she should have been, it may not have ended this way. I want Brandi's family to know I am so sorry and my heart goes out to all of you!
lucky

Salyersville, KY

#12 Jan 17, 2009
nicely said
someone who cares

Paintsville, KY

#13 Jan 19, 2009
mytwocents wrote:
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How can I sit here and say he is human? Because unlike you, I can see things from more than on perspective. If that hadn't of happened to Brandi would you still think of Don that way? You know there is more to him than just that. He does have a family as well, and if he did do that, God will take it into his own hands. Not the people in Salyersville. What about all the drunks/pillheads in Magoffin that drive while under the influence that wreck and kill someone? Are you going to go to them and tell them what a piece of crap they are and that they should burn in Hell? If you're going to do that, you might as well go around to everyone who has made a mistake, who has took a wrong turn in there life, laugh in there face, cuss them to where a fly wouldn't land on them, and THEN tell them to go to Hell. If that makes you feel like a bigger and better person about it, then so be it. Whatever makes you sleep better at night.
Death and drugs are tragedies. People make bad decisions. If both sides had been in their own homes, taking care of their children or staying out of trouble, a mother may still be with her children today. But that's just life. IT HAPPENS. Why waste precious time you could be using to enjoy life by being angry and cursing people?
you are acrazy piece of shit you need to go to hell with don reed you know the bible said to send him straight to him but the system is not what it is supose to be is it and don should have thought of his family befor he did what he did to a beautiful young girl and what about the rise man he kill pat him on the back for that but if he kill your child than i prouble would u are a cold hearted bitch sounds like you miss your drug dealler you need to come to salyersville and tell brandy family and friends how you feel about reed you are a drug lover thats needs to be in jail with reed hope you rot in hell bitch
Someone who knows

Paintsville, KY

#14 Jan 19, 2009
I can see things from more than one perspective I see that you are no diffrent than don reed. Don and you are alike i guess you both are headed down the wrong path Don didnt have to do what he did she was just a young girl she could have been put out if Don Reed cared so much about his family he wouldn't of an done that he could of an been over at the hospital watching his sister die if anyone takes up for Don Reed I thank that they are as sorry and low as he is sincerley Brandy's brother
ITC

Paintsville, KY

#15 Jan 19, 2009
Ive worked at influnet and I know anybody and everybody that worked or works there is just as big of an drug head as anybody else so dont sit there and put down people you probaly dont even know cause your just as big of an drug head as every one else so when something terrible like that happens to you or your family we will laugh you must not of an known Brandy that well cause if you did she would of an kicked your ass take it from someone who knows
mytwocents

Morehead, KY

#16 Jan 21, 2009
I am TOTALLY different from Don. I'm not defending him. I am so sorry about what happened to Brandi, I don't believe anyone should die from anyone else's hand. If you all only knew who I actually was, then you would not think such harsh things about me. I have not said anything near as hurtful to anyone as you all have said about me. I'm a Reed, I was just saying that Don is human. He was there for my family while my grandfather was in the hospital while the whole deal was going on. Even though Don was going to prison, he still took time to come to the hospital. I pray that Brandi's family and kids are doing well. I have never said nor hinted that she deserved what she got nor have I said that Don didn't deserve to be in jail. I just don't see the point in "dogging" someone. It's hurtful. Why not just leave it up to God's hands? I hate to hear that you think I'm a sorry piece of crap and should go to Hell. I pray you all think differently, and hopefully take that back. I would NEVER wish that upon anyone.
someone who knowes

Paintsville, KY

#17 Jan 21, 2009
mytwocents wrote:
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How can I sit here and say he is human? Because unlike you, I can see things from more than on perspective. If that hadn't of happened to Brandi would you still think of Don that way? You know there is more to him than just that. He does have a family as well, and if he did do that, God will take it into his own hands. Not the people in Salyersville. What about all the drunks/pillheads in Magoffin that drive while under the influence that wreck and kill someone? Are you going to go to them and tell them what a piece of crap they are and that they should burn in Hell? If you're going to do that, you might as well go around to everyone who has made a mistake, who has took a wrong turn in there life, laugh in there face, cuss them to where a fly wouldn't land on them, and THEN tell them to go to Hell. If that makes you feel like a bigger and better person about it, then so be it. Whatever makes you sleep better at night.
Death and drugs are tragedies. People make bad decisions. If both sides had been in their own homes, taking care of their children or staying out of trouble, a mother may still be with her children today. But that's just life. IT HAPPENS. Why waste precious time you could be using to enjoy life by being angry and cursing people?
you call what don doon amistake he made is brags along time before he did to brandy that he was going to kill her he kill johny rise and got by with it but that was just a mistake to i guest don reed is acold hearted murder he should have been in jail when he kill johnny rise how do you think his family feels you know they have feelings to the reeds try to buy his way out of this one but it didnt work god does answer prayers he seen that brandy body was found and that don got life i think god wants him to suffer here on earth for awhile befor he takes him on to hell god does get revenge linda already got to meet her maker but you know she couldnt live with it on her mind she seen don kill that rise than see him kill brandy if it wasnt for her brandy would not have been found but god works in his own way and i think that is why he took linda on she paid her prise were on earth but god wants don and spanky to suffer and i thank him ever day for that and when the day comes he takes them out and sends them to hell i will think him then [you do know that there is know hope for a murder or a rappiest] dont you that is in the bible god word and when he takes don out he will have to face jesus and brandy[god is great i just cant say how much i love him] the bible dont lie and in num.36:16 and1john 3:15 and there are more places you can find in the bible what god thinks about don reed if you care to look them up i just gave you one from the old test. and one from the new
so i am just standing on gods word were are you standing on the devil word
to my twocents

Paintsville, KY

#18 Jan 21, 2009
well i think if it were your familey don killed then you would call him a sorry piece of shit to and i think don got what he need and the only reason you think it was wrong is because you are a fucking reed and no thanks brandy familey dont need prayer from the reed because they really ant what they say they are or they would not of upheld someone who did a big sine which was killing and i think that you do go to hell for that but it might be different in your all eyes because you all are holly rolers. and you all need to look at the pain don caused brandys familey to go threw. don might be a human in your all eyes but his a piece of shit in ours ok
lock stock and barell

Paintsville, KY

#19 Jan 21, 2009
I dont think all the reeds are bad people I just think that the ones that upheld for him in court is sorry why spend all that money on trying to keep him out of jail when you cant when a loosing battle I dont want any ones prayer because praying isn't going to bring my sister back and it dam sure aint going to get Don out I think that Don will soon see that what hes done was wrong and by then hopfully he will be gone
lock stock and barell

Paintsville, KY

#20 Jan 21, 2009
I ain't here to make friends but what Don done to my sister was wrong and if you dont like how I feel you can kiss my hillbilly ass

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