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Sister of Hardeeville murder victim speaks out

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HARDEEVILLE, SC (WTOC) -

"It's been hard to just think you're going to see him come around the corner and you don't see him," said Delicia Brown.

Delicia Brown says the past few months have been tough on the family after her brother, Desmond Brown, known to many as Buster, was killed. Authorities say Bernard Jenkins shot Desmond Brown and Octavia Scott on Purrysburg Rd. in May and left them for dead. It's been months since the murder and Delicia Brown is relieved an arrest has been made.

"It brought us closure. All we could do is cry because you know the person who did it," said Delicia Brown. "We know him. My aunt and his mom are like best friends growing up together, we knew each other all our lives. They were, I guess, supposed to be very cool friends and I don't know what took place or why it had to lead to this."

Although he was just arrested Wednesday, she believed all along that Jenkins was the one.

"All the evidence they had, the different people who saw them before the accident," said Delicia Brown. "This is a small town we live in, the word moves quickly."

Now, she's just hoping for justice.

"I'm not going to forget what happened but I do forgive him," said Delicia Brown. "I forgive him from the bottom of my heart. I still love him like he was like my brother, even though my brother is gone. But I will not forget."

Jenkins is expected to go before a Circuit Court judge sometime next week for a bond hearing.

Authorities say this case is still an active investigation and they aren't releasing any details about the motive.

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