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This statement was released June 28th, 2013 by Sherry
and Joe Anincich, James and Amy Heisner, parents and stepparents of
homicide victims Alisha Bromfield and her unborn daughter, Ava.
Alisha and Ava Bromfield’s murder have been the most difficult and
painful time that our families have ever had to find the strength to
This is every parent’s worst nightmare. Reliving and hearing the
suffering that Alisha had to experience in her last moments as she
pleaded for her life and her baby Ava’s life was heart-wrenching and
unbearable for all of us to witness.
Our daughter was so vibrant and full of life and very excited about
being a mom. She was looking forward to her future with Ava and to
the wonderful new changes that were coming to our family. We were
anticipating a brand new life.
On Aug. 19, 2012, we were heartbroken because those dreams were
shattered. Our daughter and granddaughter will never have a voice.
During the trial we heard Brian Cooper’s voice talking about an
alleged broken childhood, stuttering, learning disabilities, alcohol
... These are never excuses for murdering two innocent lives and
profoundly affecting the future of our family and friends. We will
never be the same. We will never recover from this emptiness.
Brian Cooper repeated over and over in his confessions and 911 call
that he intentionally murdered our daughter and granddaughter.
Cooper confessed that he paced back and forth for two to three hours
planning and prepping the killing of Alisha and Ava. We do not
understand how two jurors who heard the evidence presented by the
state could not come to the conclusion that there was intent and
deliberate a guilty verdict. There was one juror who was disengaged
as the note presented to Judge Ehlers stated, “We have one juror
that not only dissents but has withdrawn from the process to the
point that she doodles instead of participating and goes to the
bathroom to interrupt the process when confronted. What do we do?”
We are appalled. Where is the justice for our daughter and
Cooper will now serve consecutive life sentences with no chance of
Brian Cooper goes to prison for the rest of his
life. We cannot comprehend the possibility of this vicious monster
free to commit another murder under the guise of being intoxicated.
We changed the law and ammended the Wisconsin statue 939.42. Brian Cooper’s defense
has used this law to defend his action. He allegedly drank to the
point that he could not form intent to commit the murders.
Evidence proved that he intended to kill Alisha and he planned it. We do not want this great injustice
happening to another family.
For More Information on the case in court previously
heard - Please read this article by from July 25th, 2014