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Father Reunites With His Son After 28 Years In Prison For Killing His Mom

Father Son Reunion After 28 years

VENTURA, Calif. - An Oxnard man reunited with his father for the first time after killing his mother 28 years ago.

At the age of four Brian Williams suddenly faced life without his parents. Back on March 4, 1988 his father Byron Williams killed his mother Laressa leaving two boys to be raised by their grandparents.

"They didn't tell me anything," said Williams. "They just told me my mom died and she's in a better place and my dad did something really bad and he's going away for a long time."

Brian continued to believe that story until he was 13. That's when he learned the truth. His older brother told him their father stabbed their mother to death.

Byron Williams was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison where he served 28 years. All that time Brian never saw or spoke to his dad.

"I was angry because I didn't now why and I didn't get a clear answer on why he did it and I still don't have an answer," said Williams.

The boys' father was released from prison just last month and Brian made the decision to reunite in hopes of finding some answers and closure.

Williams has captured every moment leading up to his reunion for a documentary he's putting together. His goal is to raise awareness on domestic violence, mental health, and strength for others going through similar situations.

Williams will always feel his moms presence even though she will never return, but now he feels like he got his dad back.     

"There's things he can tell me about my mother that only he knows that I can keep with me forever so I want to give him the chance to do that," said Williams.

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