Full Interview: Son of Murdered AT&T Worker Talks About His Father
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What do you say about the man suspected of murdering your father?
William Mashburn, the son of Kevin Mashburn who was killed last Wednesday inside his AT&T utility vehicle in Gladstone, Mo., says the suspect apparently didn’t have the kind of father he had.
“I feel bad that he obviously did not know a father like mine. If he had that kind of love and that kind of upbringing, he’d be a different person,” Mashburn said.
Mashburn says he won’t feel bad for whatever happens to the suspect Bryan Middlemas, 35, who was arrested over the weekend for allegedly beating and killing Mashburn with a crow bar when Mashburn wouldn’t turn over his wallet.
“Obviously he had no regard for his actions and how they would affect my family and his loved ones. He just looks like such a sad, pathetic person,” said Mashburn.
Mashburn told FOX 4 that he’s thankful for all the work police and AT&T did to identify a suspect and believes the $100,000 reward offered by AT&T made a big difference in making the arrest.
Mashburn knows many people are wondering why his father didn’t call 911 instead of sending text messages asking for help, a communication method that many believe could have delayed help finding him.
“I appreciate the questions. People are interested and concerned. If I’m outside the situation maybe I ask the same questions but, if you could try to keep in mind it was a pretty severe head injury. Maybe the ability to speak wasn’t there. Maybe the phone was dislodged during any confrontation or something so, there’s a lot of questions we don’t have answers to. If people could be a little sensitive to that, we’d appreciate it,” he said.
None of Mashburn’s family was in the courtroom on Monday when Middlemas was in court on the first degree murder, attempted robbery and armed criminal action charges against him.
Middlemas could face the death penalty if convicted.
“I won’t get any satisfaction over what happens to him. I won’t feel sorry for what happens to him. I feel sorrow for his family and that there are people like that out there,” Mashburn said.
Watch William Mashburn’s full interview with FOX 4′s John Pepitone in the video player above.