June 21, 2016 - 1:22 PM
"MY SON IS NOT A MURDERER AT ALL."
KAMLOOPS - Cheryl Teichrieb, whose son is charged with attempted murder after an altercation in Brock left a teenager brain dead, says her son is a good man.
Jessie Simpson, 18, has been declared brain dead at Royal Inland Hospital after being beaten over the head with a baseball bat. Kamloops RCMP charged Kristopher Teichrieb, 39, with attempted murder.
Police said the assailant saw Simpson standing in his driveway and approached him before an altercation ensued.
Neighbours say Teichrieb chased the teen from his Clifford Avenue residence onto Holt Street, then beat him with a baseball bat.
But Teichrieb's mother, Cheryl, says he's not a murderer, and this situation has been unbearable for their family.
"My husband and I just can't even function. We just pace back and forth," Cheryl said. "What can you do? You're helpless."
Cheryl says Teichrieb's three chlidren, all under the age of 11, had to be pulled out of school. Cheryl says her son is not an angry man, but someone trying to protect his property and family.
"My son's house has been broken into and his property has been broken into four times in the last month," Cheryl says.
Neighbours have also complained about break-ins in the area.
Cheryl says as hard as it is for her family, she knows they aren't the only ones suffering.
"Of course I feel bad for the other fella. Why wouldn't I? I'm a mom," Cheryl said.
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