A Murder Restored: The Story of Jimmy Steele

A story of Jimmy Steele's brutal murder by Bryce Todd Brosier. His willingness to take responsibility and be accountable for his actions, his remorse, compassion, and empathy for Peggy Steele, Jimmy's mother, and Beth Stephenson, Jimmy's cousin, has allowed for Peggy's forgiveness, grace, and healing and Beth's healing. This was accomplished after they met face-to-face in the prison where Bryce was incarcerated for a restorative-justice high-risk victim-offender dialogue. Peggy was able to ask the very difficult questions surrounding Jimmy's death. Did he struggle? Did he suffer? Did he say anything? If so, what were his last words? Bryce's willingness to answer Peggy's questions in detail has allowed her the peace she needs to accept the truth and no longer imagine many different scenarios surrounding her son's murder. This is the story of how restorative justice has changed the lives of Bryce, Peggy, and Beth and the journey they continue to pursue spreading the values of restorative justice in their lives.

--Peggy Steele

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