Lubbock Mother Relieved that Sniper Suspects Caught - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/25/02

Lubbock Mother Relieved that Sniper Suspects Caught

People in Washington D.C. and all Americans are breathing a collective sigh of relief. That is certainly what one Lubbock mother did when she heard the sniper suspects had been caught.

For Brandi Delleast, October 2002 will go down in the books as life on the edge. This is what she told NewsChannel 11 last week when the sniper suspects were still on the loose. "Every time there's a report that someone's been shot, a knife goes to my heart. And I call (my son) Randy or see on TV that it wasn't him and I cry anyway because someone else's loved one is dead," said Delleast last week.

Friday, her feelings have changed. "Just overwhelming relief, it's wonderful," says Delleast.

Delleast's son, his wife and their two daughters live in the Washington metro area. Her son told her yesterday that they are not worried anymore, but they are having to readjust to life as they knew it before the attacks. "They can't get back to a normal life for a good while. It's going to take a while for them to get over it," says Delleast.

As for how she's doing, the worry is gone, but the hurt is still fresh. "My deepest sympathies go out to the families of the people who perished under this madman, and God be with them," says Delleast.

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