Mom Of Accused Assailants Says There's Two Sides To Burn Story!
Early Tuesday morning, I caught a televised interview, featuring Jeremy Jarvis, Sherry Jarvis and their attorney Stephen Melnick. On the Today Show. Sherry, is the mother of Jeremy and Denver Colorado (DC) Jarvis; two of the five boys originally held in the October 12th fire attack, on 15 year old Michael Brewer. The teen suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns, over 65% of his body, for a $40 debt he owed to a boy, who he thought was his friend.
In the days following the attack on Michael Brewer, Cheri Bent, claimed that her son Matthew, 15, is a good boy who plays basketball, does his homework and goes to church, therefore he would never be involved in such unspeakable attack. Trying to paint her son as an observer, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, rather than the ring leader who ordered the attack; didn't work, nor did in garner any sympathy for her or her son. As once again we saw a parent in denial over what she had living under her roof.
On Nov 4th, Sherry Jarvis went in front of the camera's to apologize to Michael and the Brewer family for, the heinous and unbelievable crime that landed him in the hospital, fighting for his life. Saying this never should have happened, she wanted the Brewer's to know she and her family were praying for Michael and their only concern was that he continues to heal. For just a moment it appeared we were seeing a parent who was setting aside her own pain, to reach out to the victim and his family knowing whatever she was suffering, couldn't compare to the Brewer's anguish of seeing their 15 year old son, lying in a coma, each breath a triumph, each day a miracle.
Anyone else who caught the original messages of love can forget about it. Jarvis and her true colors came shining thru, during her recent appearance on the Today Show. In the opening scenes, 13 year old Jeremy as he walked out of the juvenile detention center, with no charges filed. He read from a prepared statement, sending a message of support to his friend Mikey. Giving the impression he doesn't fully grasp what his former friend is going through, nor what he himself was walking away from.
That feeling was confirmed, when Jeremy had to correct himself while speaking to Lauer, first calling Michael; 'My friend', "Michael is one of my friends, he was one of my friends until all of this happened." When asked if he would like to say something to Michael, Jeremy replied that he hadn't been allowed to talk to or see him since the day of the attack. "All I can do,"he said about his friend; "is pray for him."
Lauer turned to Sherry, her eyes twitching under the bright camera lights, said, "I just want everybody to understand, there's two sides to every story. We don't deny that there was wrongdoing on DC's part, I agree that there should be punishment," she continues; "My opinion is this is a child and to just throw him away, I don't see how that helps. I don't see that throwing a 15 year old away for 30 years helps."
Matt Lauer who seconds before had welcomed them, sounded surprised and maybe a little angry, when he turned back to Jeremy, asking if there wasn't something he could have done; Jeremy replied, 'No' and looked down at his shoes.
Sherry then continued; "My kids are not the monsters they've been painted to be, I've said it before, I'll say it again, 30 years is too harsh a punishment for any 15 year old. It's like they are throwing away their life."
Sherry, it is called accountability, something you just don't get and probably never will. Maybe they should just serve life, no chance of parole; just like Michael Brewer.