Kyle Holdren Sentenced in Fatal Shooting of Classmate Joseph Brown

CLEVELAND, Ohio - - A teen who plead guilty to reckless homicide in the death of a friend will spend six months in a juvenile jail. Full Story
Kevin King

Brecksville, OH

#2 Jan 28, 2010
Hello, my name is Kevin King. I go to Brecksville Broadview Heights High School. That's the same school Joe Brown went to. Now, I've known Joe ever since I was in 4th grade. Now, back in 4th grade he was a good kid. Now, when I say he was a good kid, I mean he was a GOOD KID. And back in 4th grade he used brag about studying for tests, getting "A"s on his homework, and doing great on his classwork. When I first met him, he was shy. But, over the first few weeks of 4th grade him and I became friends. 5th grade came and we were still friends. We started drifting apart in 6th grade. Then, there came 7th grade and he was a little insecure. He was more serious, he took things more personal, and he wasn't very good with his school work. Then, there was 9th grade, and that's when he completely changed. Now, when I say changed, I mean CHANGED. He started acting like a gangsta. He was got into alot of fights at school which involved violence. He got sent down to the assistant principle's office alot. He failed alot of his classes toward the point where he might have had to repeat a grade or do summer school. And he was very mean, disrespectful, and rude toward me. He was a bully. Throughout the years of high school, he continued to act like a gangsta. He made fun of kids and kids made fun of him. The point is, he was not a good kid anymore. Then 11th grade came and he got shot. What was ironic was the fact that he was killed by his own best friend, not his enemies. It reminds me of when Julius Caesar was slain by his own men. But,when I heard about Joe's death, it was shocking and sad. I miss the 4th grade version of Joe, not the new one. It's been about a year since he died and now that I think about it, I think he died in the inside when he went into 9th grade. The thing is though, I haven't noticed that he died in 9th grade not 11th grade. I just figured that out right now as I am finishing up my comment.
Lee

Lakewood, OH

#3 Oct 7, 2010
Your a piece of crap and a liar
kyle holdren

Broadview Heights, OH

#4 Jan 7, 2011
somebody very wise told me once that its better to remember people for the good they did.this per son was Joe. my dear dear friend.
Desiree Burns

Cleveland, OH

#5 Jan 17, 2012
Joe was not by any means i mean person! he was thoughtful, and he was just misjudged, i even had my moments where i wasnt the nicest to him.. But we started talking more, and i understood him.. he was a great person and he is still and forever will be missed
Lori Brown

Akron, OH

#6 Jan 20, 2012
It's very upsetting what Kevin King said about Joe. He was a good boy and I'm not saying that because I'm his Mom. Kids bullyed him not the other way around. He was picked on because he had special needs and he had difficulty knowing how to deal with that.....walking away was not an option for him. He would do anything for you. He was very loyal to his family and friends. We miss him and love him so much. He deserved much better then what he got.
ashlee smith

Lagrange, OH

#7 Aug 23, 2012
Kevin king, obviously u never knew joe.. he was shy and he was gentle. He loved his friends even when they were mean to him. He was honest and forgiving.by ur cmnt i can tell u didnt like joe for who he was u liked his 4th gradeimage. U clearly didnt kno the real joe. Sure he wore southpole hoodies n rocawear jeans, that doesnt make him a bad person. Ur clearly the bully. Who says tuings like that about the deceased... joe was a lover, a kindhearted wonderfull man. He didnt die n the 4th grade or whenever. Joe never died. He lives on in the hearts of those he touched n loved. I still see him all the time in my dreams. U are the bully.
Unknown

Cleveland, OH

#8 Sep 11, 2012
I would just like to point out that even tho so many years later Joe is still not dead. I miss him everyday, and he was a very kind hearted, loving, caring, giving person. No matter what anyone said or did to him if you asked him for his help he would do everything that he could to try and help you. And as for the people who haveothing nice to say about him I was there that night and for so many nights before you dont know him, so keep his name out your motuhs.
Emily

Apex, NC

#9 Nov 28, 2012
Kevin-
He was still a sweetheart, even though he turned into a gangster.
Just like I'm sure you're still a kind person, even though it's been a few years since I've seen you.
I also like how suddenly he was everyone's best friend when he died. I realize you're one of the few people who he actually was friends with, i'm not claiming to be his bestie or anything, but we did talk and he was still the same kid on the inside... if you were lucky enough to see that side of him, and he didn't show it to many people. I wasn't a threat so, I saw that side of him. Then again, I moved at the end of ninth grade year so he could have changed but I doubt it.

I'm glad people are saying nice things about him now, but I wish people weren't so mean to him when he was still alive. He went through hell and nobody even realized it.
Yoooo

Chicago, IL

#10 Jul 31, 2013
This sh*t is crazy
Kyle Toth

Maple Heights, OH

#11 Jan 11, 2014
I never knew Joe personally. I'd hung out with him via a group of friends on a few occasions. I recall quite clearly that he was as Kevin King stated, a wannabe "gangsta". He never seemed very nice and I've heard of his bullying towards others. I also know that he was doing drugs, marijuana at the least. This in no way condemns him to death but I wouldn't exactly label him as a good kid. From an outside standpoint of an acquaintance.
Lori Brown

Cleveland, OH

#12 Jan 11, 2014
Kyle Toth wrote:
I never knew Joe personally. I'd hung out with him via a group of friends on a few occasions. I recall quite clearly that he was as Kevin King stated, a wannabe "gangsta". He never seemed very nice and I've heard of his bullying towards others. I also know that he was doing drugs, marijuana at the least. This in no way condemns him to death but I wouldn't exactly label him as a good kid. From an outside standpoint of an acquaintance.
You are right about one thing Kyle, YOU DID'T KNOW JOE! His family and true friends see this so keep your negative comments to yourself.

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