Nathaniel Brazill

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Nathaniel Brazill
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Born (1986-09-22) September 22, 1986 (age 30)
Florida, United States
Criminal penalty 28 years imprisonment, plus 7 years felony probation
Criminal status Incarcerated at Hardee Correctional Institution
Parent(s) Polly Powell
Conviction(s) Second degree murder, aggravated assault

Nathaniel R. Brazill (born September 22, 1986) is an American student who was charged at age 13 with the murder of one of his school teachers, Barry Grunow.[1]

Shooting and conviction[edit]

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.[2] Brazill was sentenced to 28 years in state prison followed by 7 years of felony probation.[3][4] He is incarcerated at the Hardee Correctional Institution. His release date is May 18, 2028.[2]

Childhood and student career[edit]

As a child, Brazill was surrounded by domestic abuse and alcoholism at home, and local police frequently responded to calls from the Brazill residence.[3][5] 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.[6]