My older brother, Chris Hodsden, of Gilbert Arizona, is dead to me.
After threatening me with violence, then with death, he encouraged his girlfriend, Dana Hasten, to follow up with subsequent threats of violence, and fully condoned her actions.
All this, because I told him exercising and eating well would make for a more meaningful life than carrying a gun and being paranoid and fearful in this world.
I am saddened by my brother's actions, and am heartbroken at the stress and pain he has caused my family.
I pray (which is saying something) they are able to stop the cycle of violence they are currently experiencing.
I hope he gets the mental help he needs. I hope his girlfriend also gets the help she needs.