Valdosta Daily Times

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January 18, 2013

Slain man’s caregivers need help

Requesting assistance with burial expenses

VALDOSTA — Close to a week after a young man was shot and killed on Troup Street, his surrogate family members need your help to overcome insurance barriers and lay Alfred Pierre Bradley Jr. to rest.

Bradley was a troubled youth when he came to live with Velma Miles' family about ten years ago, said Miles. She said she never officially adopted or fostered Bradley, and now his insurance policy has been stuck in limbo, preventing Bradley's timely burial.

“I am asking that individuals throughout the community will be a catalyst to ignite the flame to strategically implement the change in our community,” said Miles. “Because the insurance policy is being contested and his biological family is unable to cover the expenses, I am asking for help to cover the burial expenses.”

Miles admits that Bradley was troubled when she took him in, but feels that denizens of the community's darker side held back his development.

“Over time, the part of our community where he worked and spent free time validated more of the negative aspects of his personality,” said Miles. “Not only did this validation come from peers, it was capitalized on by the silent majority throughout our community.

“In various circles, it's often said that ‘someone should do something about those kids standing out on the streets.’ Today, I am still trying to solve the mystery of who this ‘someone’ is.”

Alfred Pierre Bradley Jr., 24, was shot and killed in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police have three men in custody in relation to Bradley’s death, according to reports.

Clarence Andrew Casey, 25, was charged with malice murder. Radcliffe Eady, 23, was charged with aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to reports, and Michael Green, 23, was charged with felony party to aggravated assault.

Donations may be mailed and made payable to the Francis Lake African Methodist Episcopal Church at Post Office Box 152, Lake Park, Ga., 31636, care of LaVerne Carter and in memory of Pierre Bradley.

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