• This Day in Crime History

    January 16: 1936: Serial Killer Hamilton Howard “Albert” Fish was executed in the electric chair in Sing Sing Prison. He was responsible for at least 5 murders, including 10-year-old Grace Budd whose murder he was sentenced to death for.

  • Email me!

  • My Twitter Page

  • Goodreads

  • Social Media

  • Donate

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 5,823 other followers

  • How to unsubscribe from my blog

    Unfollowing and Unsubscribing username account: 1. click the "unsubscribe" link on the emails of the posts received at the very bottom of the emails. 2. go here >!/read/edit/ locate and click the "x" next to any blog there to unfollow it and no longer receive posts in the Reader or by email. 3. go to the blog in question and click the unfollow/follow link on your Admin bar. If you do not have a username account then 1. applies. 1. click the "unsubscribe" link on the emails of the posts received at the very bottom of the emails.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email

  • Comment Policy

    Please remember when leaving a comment on my blog that all comments are subject to the blog owners discretion. I do believe in freedom of speech, however, that right is not absolute. Here are the rules: 1 - Please remember the victim(s) first and foremost. Do not come here to comment only on the offender(s). My blog focuses on the victim(s). Do not glorify the killer(s). No negative comments about the victim. NO VICTIM BLAMING. 2 - I will not tolerate hate filled speech, vulgar or derogatory remarks about a victim. I will remove comments that go against this. I will not remove comments just because they do not match my beliefs, in fact, I welcome them! However, that being said, I will remove those that I find offensive, argumentative just for the sake of starting an argument that does not add to the post, hate-filled speech, etc. 3-No comments in ALL CAPS, or CoMeNtS. They are rude and difficult to read. I have had many complaints about it so no more. 4-Comments must be in English only and easy to read (meaning no text language, shortening words, etc.). Have respect for those who don't do text messaging or other lingo. 5 - ALL COMMENTS LEFT BY COMMENTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND THEIR OPINIONS. THEY DO NOT CONSTITUTE FACTS. NOR IS THE BLOG OWNER RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYONE'S OPINIONS OR FEELINGS. STATEMENTS MADE AS COMMENTS ARE OPINIONS, GIVEN FREELY BY THE COMMENTORS. If you have a question or problem with this, please feel free to email me (there is a link to my email above).
  • Advertisements

Richard and Penny Brighton murders 8/2/2007 Fort Pierce, FL *shot and killed by son*

      Richard and Penny Brighton

Sheriff: Teen Shot, Killed Parents In Ft. Pierce Home
Report says teen told deputy: I’ve shot my parents
Teenager Accused Of Shooting Parents To Death
St. Lucie teen, 16, charged with killing his parents
Authorities only have questions in double slaying in Fort Pierce
Police Search For Motive In 16-Year-Old’s Parents Slaying

          Jacob Brighton in court


11 Responses

  1. i knew jacob from school he never seemed to be the violent type of person many people say that richard brighton was abusive others say that jacob killed his parents because they didnt get jacob the truck he wanted so why did he do it

  2. Rick and Penny were my Aunt and Uncle. In their defense they were not abusive to any of their children and it is really hurting our family for people to say that. Until Jacob says that there was abuse done to him I would appriciate people to keep there hear say to themselves. (Mary) knew Jake from school, yet she can spread gossip of what she heard? And you people smear it on the internet. Lets stick to the facts. Regardless to what the reason is, my Aunt and Uncle won’t be brought back. Respect the family thats dealing with this instead of trying to get ratings for your damn blog.

  3. sherry…i strongly agree.
    i got mad from seeing all of the stuff said bout it on the other sites!
    im sorry that this happend!
    i also went to school with jacob in 7th grade!
    and i jsut wanted to let u kno that u and the rest of ur family are in my prayers!

  4. mylifeofcrime has not control over what someone post. However, she can remove the post if it is offensive.

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this.

  5. I worked with Richard Brighton i met him when i first came to florida acouple of years ago from the hurricane that toreyour county apart. i did some work with Mr. Brighton during the time i new him all he would talk about is his sons. How much he loved them and would do anything for them .He’d take them to other states to race dirt bikes not many fathers would take the time off to spend time with his kids leave work and pick Jacob up from school thi s is alla shock my god bless the Family

  6. Penny and her family used to go to my church when I lived in Florida a few years ago. At church she was my sunday school teacher and a friend to everyone. She was such a great person. Her family seemed to be perfect. I can’t believe this has happened. My thoughts, hopes, and prayers go out to the family. I am terribly sorry.

  7. My heart is torn for the family. I have been through this myself. My cousin killed his father. I can tell you that the hearsay and rumors are going to fly just keep your head high and try not to let them get to you. You know the truth and that’s all that matters. You can never convince everyone of the truth no matter how hard you want to. People love the drama of our misery. Not all people but there are some that truly do. My heart is breaking for you…May god bless you all!!!!!!!

  8. i knew jacob we went to school together and his mom taught me. his parent weren’t abuse or anything they say on here!!!!!!!!!!! he never seemed voilent to anyone or toward me we played paintball togehter even then he was not violent his mom caught us drinking and she did even punish him . that is give him some breathing room if you ask me they did everything for him i don’t know why he would do something like muder his parents they seemed to love him to death.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I’m a christian that has been ministering in jails/prisons since 1993. I’ve been ministering to Jacob & other juveniles in the same housing in Ft. Pierce jail for about 10 months now. During which time Jacob’s heart has softened considerably. He has listened & carefully paid attention to my sermons. When I’ve brought in worship music, he & most of the other juveniles have lifted there hands & worshiped God with me. He has rehearsed the sinners prayer as well as I’ve anionted him with oil. I’ve seen considerable improvements…the Lord doing a work in his heart. Struggling through shame is going to be a long hard road for him. Forgiven? Yes, no different than the Apostle Paul, Moses, & King David…living out the consequences of his actions? Yes, it will be over his entire lifetime.

  10. I was in jail with Jacob for almost 5 months. Jake was a pretty good kid, and i still dont see any violence in him. But we got pretty close in jail and he told me about a lot of stuff in his life and why he killed his parents. I still aint sure what he was talking about but he said he did it to save his brother. Im not sure how he was saving his brother by doing that, but i just thought id put it out there. Anyways Jacob was a good friend and i still talk to him on the phone and write him letters every now and then. I believe if he were to get out of jail he wouldn’t hurt a fly. My heart goes out to Jacob and his family. Luv ya bro, your boy

  11. My husband was a very good friend of Rick and Penny for many, many years and he loved Rick and the family a lot. But my husband has commented every now and than even before the murders had happened that Rick was very rough on the boys. If they didn’t do will on thier motorcycle races, he would call them names and threaten them. My husband beleives that when Jacob’s brother went off to the military leaving him alone to deal with his dad that Jake was pushed too far. He says that Jake and Penny were always very close and don’t understand him killing Penny. God bless everyone this tagedy has effected .

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: