September 22, 1986 |
Florida, United States
|Criminal penalty||28 years imprisonment, plus 7 years felony probation|
|Criminal status||Incarcerated at Hardee Correctional Institution|
|Conviction(s)||Second degree murder, aggravated assault|
Shooting and conviction
On May 26, 2000, the last day of the 1999–2000 school year, Brazill shot and killed Barry Grunow, a popular teacher at Lake Worth Middle School in Florida. He was convicted of second degree murder and aggravated assault. Brazill was sentenced to 28 years in state prison followed by 7 years of felony probation. He is incarcerated at the Hardee Correctional Institution. His release date is May 18, 2028.
Childhood and student career
As a child, Brazill was surrounded by domestic abuse and alcoholism at home, and local police frequently responded to calls from the Brazill residence. Prior to the Grunow murder, however, Brazill was an honor student, described by teachers as being mild mannered and likeable. Grunow was his favorite teacher.
- "Inmate Population Information Detail - Nathaniel R. Brazill". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
- "Nate Brazill, Sentenced to Grow Up in Prison". Time. July 27, 2001. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
- "Nate Brazill, Sentenced to Grow Up in Prison". Time. July 27, 2001. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
- Canedy, Dana (July 28, 2001). "Boy Who Killed a Teacher Gets 28 Years and No Parole". The New York Times.
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