Brandon Bradshaw's Family Speaks about the Toxicology Results

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We have more answers into an investigation we've been following since the minute it happened in late February. It involves the investigation into the death of Brandon Bradshaw.

WBKO was originally denied the toxicology results for Bradshaw by KSP. We appealed that decision to the Kentucky Attorney General. His office said the records should be made public.

We received the results and turned to Dr. George Nichols for his expertise. For 20 years he was the Chief Medical Examiner for Kentucky and is now a consulting forensic pathologist with clients in 40 states.

"Well, the only drug that was detected and this was detected antemortem, as in while he was alive, blood samples, it came from one of the hospitals is the presence of a minor sedative that is used therapeutically is called Versed or Midazolam," said Dr. Nichols.

Dr. Nichols says the drug is not one that's abused on the streets.

"The paperwork shows that the laboratory, which is a respected laboratory, National Medical Services, searched for the usual encountered drugs for abuse and some others and none were found, so there was no evidence of illegal usage of any drug. There was no evidence that he had taken anything resembling a stimulant, cocaine or amphetamines, any type of narcotic, any other type of sedative such as Valium and there's no evidence of him using or being exposed passively to marijuana," said Dr. Nichols.

These results come as no surprise to the Bradshaw family.

"Brandon was my best friend, he was close to his wife. We would have known if Brandon had been a user, so we were not at all surprised by that," said Troy Bradshaw, Brandon's father.

Brandon died in March after he was shot in what police call road rage incident.

More than a month after the shooting, the grand jury did not indict the shooter, Tommy Brown, citing self-defense.

The Bradshaw family is now working to remember Brandon for his three young sons.

"Conner was only two weeks old when Brandon was shot and it's up to us to teach him about his dad and what a great dad he had. Evan is only three and he just knows that he misses his daddy," said Troy Bradshaw.

"I think it's hardest on Nolan. Nolan is six and you know we've taken him to the gravesite and he makes the comment 'Daddy I didn't think you'd have to leave us so soon," said Troy Bradshaw

To keep Brandon's memory alive, the Bradshaw's have started the Bradshaw Foundation.

"It was really a way for us to turn a negative into a positive and continue Brandon's legacy," said Troy Bradshaw.

Brandon was the youth theater educator at SKyPAC. The foundation is helping children get an education in the arts.

While Brandon's memory is strong, the Bradshaw family is taking their grief day by day.

For more information on the Bradshaw Foundation click the link below.


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