Burned Alive

PHOTO: Darrell Brackett, 44, was doused with gasoline and set on fire on Dec. 25, 2012 in Miami, Fla.

Darrel Brackett (courtesy of Brackett family)

It would be nice if Christmas meant only love, fellowship, joy and happiness. Unfortunately, it also has a dark side because those who prefer evil to light see it as the perfect time to unleash hell.

Consider the recent experience of 44-year-old Miami resident Darrel Brackett.

Late Christmas night, Brackett and his girlfriend were driving home when their car ran out of gas. Brackett grabbed a container and walked to a nearby U-Gas station while she waited for him.

On the way back to the car, three unknown men approached Brackett and for whatever reason, decided to douse him in gasoline and burn him alive. And within full view of his girlfriend, too.

A woman passing by saw Brackett burning and immediately came to help, but he still suffered burns over 70% of his body and remains in critical condition.

Just before he passed out, Brackett asked only one question: “Why would somebody do this to me?”

Why indeed…

Posted on December 28, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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