Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Killer has been found

My new blog was going to be about my New Year's resolutions for 2011.

Unfortunately, this will have to wait for a later blog. I found out last night that the killer in my close friend's case has been identified and arrested. Here is the link.

I know everyone wants the facts right now and I'm sure they will come out in the next few days. Either way, I am highly confident that Rusty did nothing to provoke these actions. Regardless, being that this is still an open investigation, I cannot comment on this case. I hope that you will respect that.

It's crazy that for so long I wanted this guy to be found and NOW that I see his picture, I have so much anger towards him. I already have two raw fists from hitting the bag so much lately. I really took to the bag this morning. All I could do was picture this guy's face. This man took one of my best friends. Rusty should still be here. He was robbed. All of us were. His Andrea and the kids will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers and we will be there for them always.

My Andrea and I are hurting right now as I'm sure so many are. I couldn't even talk about it last night. It's ironic that I was watching the Craig's List Killer movie on TV the night before. Yesterday I did some research on him because I wondered why someone could take someone else's life. In strange ways, I understood some of his issues. For example, I know what it was like to have secrets and even the double-life part dealing with my own depression issues. I just didn't understand how someone could commit murder. Now I'm back pondering that again...but this time it hits close to home.

Rusty's vigil has been postponed but I hope he knows that justice will finally prevail. Rusty, this man will never go free. We will make sure of that fact. We love you.

I have enclosed a picture of my good friend Rusty holding my son and also a picture of the man who was arrested in the case. Please keep Rusty's family in your prayers.


1 comment:

  1. Hang in there Andy. I don't know you, but found your blog through my online research of Rusty Sneiderman. I am also here in Atlanta, and I'm torn up about this story. It's hard to make sense of it all, but it sounds like you are surrounded by a great group of friends and family that will help you through the loss of your best friend.

    I've found in life many things just don't make sense. When a young promising life get's cut short- we seek understanding to something so implausible. Something so unfair and unjust. My prayers are for you to find the peace..even without understanding. It's impossible for those us who have a heart full of love to understand something like this. We know Rusty is resting in a good place. With everything I have read about him--his is pissed right now about all things he was unable to accomplish..and most importantly to see his two children grow into loving and successful adults.

    I wish good things for you Andy, and to find a place in your heart and mind to put all of this in its place.

    Be well.

    Tracey in Atlanta