Carl Jameson wants justice for his brother.
During a candlelight vigil Tuesday at McAlester's Chadick Park honoring his brother and others who are missing or were found dead in Pittsburg County, Carl Jameson voiced concerns and frustration with the murder case stemming from the shooting death of 40-year-old Bart Jameson.
He told the crowd gathered Tuesday that his brother was a fun-loving guy, a free spirit and would help anyone — but his family wants justice.
"He was tragically taken from us and we've had to fight the system to try to get justice for my brother," Carl Jameson said.
Brenda Savage is accused of fatally shooting Jameson "for no reason" and is out after posting a $100,000 bond in the first-degree murder case, according to court documents.
Pittsburg County Associate District Judge Tim Mills previously denied a motion filed by the District 18 District Attorney’s Office that asked for the bond against Savage to be strengthened to $500,000.
Carl Jameson voiced concerns with the justice system in Pittsburg County and believes convicted criminals need harsher punishments.
Toni Hail, Bart Jameson's cousin, said her family still grieves — as many in attendance Tuesday do and she hopes those in similar circumstances can start the healing process.
"We have a big family that all cared greatly about him," Toni Hail said. "And no matter what happens in the end, it's not going to change the outcome. So I appreciate and it saddens me to see so many people here for this, but at the same time, it gives us strength as a family."
District 18 State Rep. David Smith attended the event and gave his condolences to attendees grieving the loss of a loved one.
Family members and friends spoke about the deaths and open cases involving their loved ones. Many cried and prayed openly for healing and justice for their families.
Some speakers told personal stories about being victims of domestic abuse — calling for awareness and an end to domestic abuse.
Hail said she hopes the event helped people in attendance start to heal.
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