Man Murders Father, Wounds Mother, Kills Bystanders


Perpetrator: Michael J. Bryant

Mr. Michael J. Bryant is an expert in compounding disaster.  The Springfield, Oregon man assaulted and murdered his father, Jefferson Bryant, in his own home.  He ‘tried’ to murder his mother, Elizabeth Bryant, who is now in the hospital.  He then proceeded to burn their mutual home to the ground and hop into the Toyota Outlander and make his escape.  In his mad dash to elude authorities, he hit an killed, Richard Dean Bates. Then 20 minutes later into his escape, he hit and killed, Marc Jay Sanford, and critically injured his wife Lorre Marie.


Victims: Jefferson and Elizabeth Bryant

At this juncture, nobody knows what set Michael J. Bryant off aside from some long standing grievance with his parents.  But we do know is that, three families are suffering an incredible loss due to one man’s selfish actions.   The pain that he was able to inflict is unmeasurable.   He is now in custody.  If more reveals itself to this story, I will certainly update.