Brother Of Murdered Teen Speaks Out


Sunday, July 16th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Ronald Berry says his little brother moved to the Tulsa area to get away from big city crime. Now, his little brother is dead.

Someone brutally stabbed Julian Berry to death earlier this week. He was a freshman at Union High School.

16-year old Julian Berry was making some strides as a Union freshman.

"He came down here to go to school and have a chance to go to college," says Berry.

Monday night Ronald Berry found his brother dead at their home. Police are looking for more suspects. Ronald's ex-grilfriend, 23-year-old Alysa Kinnell is behind bars on a murder complaint.

"When I came in the house, I seen my brother laying on the floor with his throat cut, split and stab wounds to the chest," says Berry. "He was a good kid, he had no enemies. My heart just hurts because me and my brother were so close."

Ronald is sure he was the target. He says he and his brother, Julian, never hurt anybody. Julian moved here from Chicago. When crime recently started to move into their neighborhood. His mother wanted to get him away from the danger.

"I couldn't imagine anything would happen to him like that," says Berry.

Police say Monday night, Julian was babysitting Ronald's son. Ronald's ex-girlfriend, who isn't the baby's mother, came to get some stuff from the house. Julian called his brother, Ronald told him to hold tight. Police believe, the ex-girlfriend immediately went to the car to get two of her male friends.

"I feel guilty about it. Maybe if I was here, it wouldn't have happened like that," says Berry.

Ronald thinks they would have hurt his nine-month old son, if he would have been old enough to talk.

"We just got some sick people in this world," says Berry.

And police say they are close on their tail. Meantime, Julian's family is trying to find a way to get him back to Chicago for a funeral.

If you have any information about this crime you are asked to call crimestoppers at 596-COPS.

You could earn up to a thousand dollar reward if your tip leads to an arrest and you don't have to leave your name.