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Posted on September 10 at 2:14 p.m.
Otto is one cool dude. I am happy for him, and glad his team were honored by our President.
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Posted on April 25 at 9:02 p.m.
Ed was a great guy and funny dude. I am going to miss him.
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Posted on June 12 at 10:31 a.m.
He is maintaining his innocence. They only have motive and no concrete evidence.
On Man Allegedly Kills Brother, Sister-in-Law
Posted on June 2 at 11:33 a.m.
I am sorry that you feel that way. I am not loyal to anyone but myself. And by the way things turned out, it looks like he was not planning on signing anything. Regardless, he needs to pay for what he has done. I too have do doubt he is guilty, and hope he is punished to the maximum extent of the law.
Posted on June 2 at 10:15 a.m.
money would not have been in the picture if Corey would have never let his brother BACK into his life..... at Millie's encouragement.... and if he would have stayed away from the Aurora project like his gut was telling him to. Perhaps you do know a different side of Millie than I do. Yes I do know a great person, not a facade. I do not want you to think that I condone what has happened. Not even for a minute. I liked Miss Barbara so much I drove to Santa Maria one time to drop off some samples for her. It was very obvious how much those two loved each other. I did not realize that they were married though. The last time I saw them she was wearing an old skirt he had bought her on a trip south. It meant so much to her that she just kept sewing it when it would tear. Good thing it was kind of a patchwork type skirt! She was so cute, could not bear to toss it out. I do however disagree with the details of the lawsuit. As Barbara's sister, you would agree with what she told you, however, there are ALWAYS two sides to every story, and it is best to collect ALL of the information before you make a decision about what is fact and what is theory. I do believe that Dan & Barbara believed they were taken advantage of... I just do not think that is what happened. I looked at the blueprints, walked the jobsite, talked about the initial 900+ bid, saw the changes that were made (structurally) walked the finished project, and am very familiar with remodeling and what things cost. It was very easy to see where the money went. They had a custom gate made by a local artist... which was gorgeous, but it was very pricey. Way more than what was called out. Miss B was so proud of the Grohe fixtures she bought. They were originally $1000.+ and she got them for only $600+ (each). Her comment was that they had to put all high end stuff in the home because "this kind of house deserves it". It was evident that the home was a $1.2 mil build. You could see it everywhere. The Nana walls are like 6k per panel.... each panel is only 5' wide... that means the glass door/wall costs around 25k+ just for product... not including installation, metal beam headers, and everything required to weatherproof it. I am unbiased in my observation, as I hold no kind of loyalty to either party. Dan and Barbara saw and paid every bill. If they thought something shady was going on, they could and should have spoke up at the halfway mark.
Posted on June 1 at 10:41 a.m.
I cannot imagine how you must feel. Barbara was a beautiful person with an infectious smile. She was a very lovely lady and I liked her very much (excellent cook too!). I used to tease Dan about his train engineer's overalls and the cartoon t-shirts he liked to wear. I was told about the lawsuit well before it was filed with the court. I do not know all of the details, but I do know more than you think. Corey does not care more about money than he does human life. He has always been a right fighter. Standing up for the little guy. It is clear that I may know more about the family dynamics than you do. It certainly does not justify murder. I am telling you, this was not really about money. Corey and his family do not live the high life. They are hard working, and are wonderful people who have had to deal with their own tragedies. In no way does this discount what he has done. Corey deserves whatever he has coming to him now.
Posted on May 28 at 1:45 p.m.
I knew them all. All of them were great people and a pleasure to be around. Dan and Barbara were NOT flipping the house. This was going to be their home eventually. Corey did not rip them off as some would like you all to believe. He put his heart and soul into that house. He made many changes/suggestions regarding the view and things the architect totally blew. I have personal knowledge of a different and VERY fair contractor giving a bid of 900k+ to build the home based on what was called out in the blueprints, and was sure the project would exceed that number. There were MANY custom additions and changes made to the home and it would not have been half the house if it were not for Corey. He was very proud of the home he built for his brother. I can just imagine how betrayed he felt when he received notice that his own brother was accusing him of such deceit. This was not really about money. This story between these brother's goes way back to childhood. It is a very sad situation.