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Brother’s Addiction Leads To Fatal Shooting

Written by Eliza Player on Wednesday, 04 April 2012. Posted in Breaking News

Brother’s Addiction Leads To Fatal Shooting

A Florida man is behind bars for shooting his brother in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. According to , Stuart Tomlinson was booked on charges of second-degree murder, after shooting his brother Bryan.  Stuart was staying with his brother in Louisiana, attempting to help him get clean.

 According to Stuart, Bryan found text messages between his wife and brother, contemplating calling law enforcement to help Bryan get clean.  Bryan flew into a rage and began destroying items in the home.  Stuart armed himself, firing shots at his brother.  Stuart then called Bryan’s wife, who called 911.  Stuart was taken into custody without incident.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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