.Prison is Quietly Destroying My Son


Prison Fence barbed wireDear. Rep James White House Corrections Committee. & fellow Veteran:I am in fear for my sons life at. Coffield Unit, TX
  • Listen To Lawyer. In court, he didn't present a defense & Bryce didn't shoot anyone. And not capable of being a mastermind.

  • https://youtu.be/3copCtmkZ0k
UPDATE 12-14-2019.
  • Skyview/Hodges Unit Personnel, removed my son's long time diagnosis of schizophrenia/bipolar and replaced it with major depression/severe psychosis. NOTE: severe psychosis is a symptom of schizophrenia. So he's back at skyview/hodges getting drugged up, then they will return him to dangerous coffield.

  • You cannot sleep in that empty bed at Coffield Unit, if you are a G2 with schizophrenia/bipolar.
  • SO THEY REMOVED BOTH!

  • Coffields strong desire to have my son IS STARTING TO CREEP ME OUT! I believe bryce will get extorted, repeatedly raped & then die. Ombudsman will find no violations.

  • I believe that my sons SCC state classification code of his mental and medical health, has been downgraded in order to fill an unexpected empty bed at the Coffield Unit Prison, in Anderson county, TX. I also believe his long time G2 good rating has been increased to G4 without justification.
It was May, 2019 Mother's Day month, I took my credit card and flew out to finally see my world: my son, who was at Monford Unit Psychiatric Facility. I would stay for two weeks.

Pretty much everyone I encountered treated me with respect. It worked both ways. Looking and listening to my son, I could see that he had significantly deteriorated both mentally and physically.

Bryce Is at least 6"1 maybe 6'2. When he was fifteen he was 6" ft. He was taller than anyone in the court room, yet the youngest. He had lost a lot of weight. He has a long reach but he doesn't have any muscle mass. He was obviously on prescription drugs that were given to help him. He seemed weak and tired easily.

I was not allowed to hug him or even touch his hand. We visited with a plexiglass between us and talked to one another through a phone. Tears streaming down my face. It had been almost ten years.

He ate the snacks I bought as if he hadn't eaten in a few days. I'm talking about $20.00 dollars worth for each visit. I was granted extra long visits, I was happy about that.

His skin was the color of milk, almost translucent. His teeth had skrank to half their size. He seemed smaller, thinner. Still, it was wonderful to finally see him again. I was sad for him and myself but my heart felt good.

What happened before

While Bryce was at Beto unit, he was so gaslited that he had a psychotic break down. He believed certain people on TV were talking to him. He was breaking away from reality. He started to hear voices. The voices caused him believe I was being hurt. He said he heard me crying for him to help me. He believed that I was being extorted. My son was ready to die for me.

He was transferred to Montford Unit. There he was again medicated and treated for these psychiatric problems to include suicidal thoughts.

I had received a phone call from a Mr. Stephen Bryant who told me my son needed to be in a safe keeping unit. I was very relieved. Bryce was sent to the safekeeping prison at Price Daniel Unit.
Within a very short time Bryce was beaten up by some big guy.

My son was sent to the emergency room where he was cared for and given liquid stitches on his face. He was sent to Montford Unit again. I asked: "What happened, ALL these years of not fighting?" He told me: "Mom, sometimes in prison you can't avoid a fight." When the guard asked him who started the fight Bryce didn't answer.

I had every reason to believe he would return to Price Daniel Unit and that the man that put my son in the hospital would have been moved and or warned. But that isn't what happened.

I know that Bryce liked that unit. He told me he had more opportunities to go to worship services. While at Price Daniel he had asked me to send some books on bushcraft, surviving and living in the wilderness. He always like that kind of thing, he has extensive knowledge on that subject. He can make formidable Youtube videos.

From Montford to Skyview Unit

Then I stopped hearing from him and stopped getting letters from him. I became concerned again but all I could do was wait. What I didn't know was that he had been transported to Skyview Unit, which is a psychiatric facility near Beto and Coffield unit. This is where I believe his classification was changed. It appears he has been punished for the fight that had put him in the hospital. He was sent to Coffield.

I believe that minimising his mental health conditions and changing his good conduct rating to a rating that is not factual, is what had to be done in order to have that empty bed in Coffield unit occupied. Over the last few years this units tragic and seemingly avoidable deaths have been steadily increasing. Whose's bed was Bryce given?

Recently

Almost two weeks ago I started to get a gut wrenching feeling that my son was in danger, that he was going to die. I started researching for information about who I could contact. There's some serious stuff on the internet about that unit. It only made matters worse.

I was calling the unit but I wasn't getting far. So I called every day, sometimes a few times a day. I couldn't help myself. Each person I talk to, the details about my son were different. He was alive but not doing well.

I was told that he's in Segregation for two weeks. It's a more secluded part of the prison where one is locked in a cell with another person 22 hours a day. I think it's one of those cells that just have a slit in the door, with limited air flow. I bet those walls radiate the cold from outside.
One person said Bryce was separated from the general population because he was having problems with some inmates. He stated that he is in fear of his life if he is sent back there.

Another person told me Bryce was suicidal. Again, my son is no longer equipped to handle these fights or the manipulation. There's over four thousand inmates at that unit. Price Daniel safekeeping unit had over one thousand.

Is he on his meds? Or did the declassification stop those? I'm suppose to wait for him to sign a release form before I can find out. I'm just trying to help my son.

I kept being told he's free to call me. Then why hasn't he? I know something is wrong. I kept calling and finally a person went and got him. He was somewhere with this person and on a speaker phone. It was good to hear his voice even though he didn't sound good at all. He wouldn't tell the person in the room anything. He didn't trust him. We talked about him getting into protective custody. He said it isn't that easy, he has tried. I told him I'm going to keep trying to find him help. So I guess he can call me if he's in a room with prison personnel? Hmmmm. Something is WRONG.

I started to believe he's being extorted, controlled etc all over again. This would explain why I've received mail from people in Coffield unit wanting me to write them. One wanted me to be like a mother to him. It breaks my heart but there are rules of respect for other inmates' family members.

Prison personnel I think are taught to put it all on the inmate. Oh and tell them to grow up. One can get a beating by going outside, but one still can go. It's like with the unit having air conditioner. Oh there's a/c, WE HAVE A/C. The inmates don't and in the winter, all they have a is blanket and a jacket.

Last month I had solicited about six people online who agreed to write to him. I had no shame. The outcome could be good. He wasn't writing back. That's not like him. He would write thank you. I knew when I saw him at Montford that he was losing hope. He said so. A letter, a photo, a card could increase his hope.

After talking to the warden I started emailing all around Texas and sent about five emails to Ombudsman prison liaison office, who in return told me that they will investigate the matter and after Bryce signs a release form, I'll be mailed via post office, the results. I felt better until I searched the internet and people posted about their own situations and posted that the Ombudsman will side with the prison's actions. I feel helpless; so I'm going to write and send mail "To whom it may concern". What else can I do?

Bryce doesn't know that we have the same fears: fear they'll add more time, fear he'll never get out. The fear I'll be too poor or old to help him. For years now, I've been dealing with my own Tourettes Syndrome which erupted at the end of 2013. My tics and twitches are mild now. It's been rough. Ever since he's been wrongfully convicted, I've been walking around with a broken heart.


Kind Regards,

Bryce S. Vandergrifts M ❤ M

*** 01661857 please restore his G2 rating and place him in Protective Custody and or return him to a Safekeeping Unit. Prison is quietly destroying my son.

On 12/31/2009 last day of the year, my 15 yr old minor-son was arrested for the murder of his best friends father. Before he died, the victim named his murderer, he said his own son Nick, and it is part of the original police 

🌟 THERE ISN'T ANYTHING THAT ANYONE COULD SHOW ME PERTAINING TO THIS CASE AGAINST MY CHILD, THAT I COULDN'T PRODUCE IRREFUTABLE FACTS TO SHOW THAT MY SON DID NOT SHOOT ANYONE AND THAT HE IS NOT CULPABLE FOR ANY PART IN THE STATES CASE AGAINST HIM. 

MY SON IS NOTHING MORE THAN A HUMAN BODY, ASSIGNED A NUMBER, WHO HAS A BED OR MAT ON THE FLOOR, INSIDE A CELL, DRUGGED UP AND DETERIORATING. 💰

GIVE ME BACK MY SON!!!!

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AUTOPSY REPORT

From day one, all were told that the victim had been shot three time. Bryce and I were told that same thing. My son still believes it.










In the police report the victim's wife said her husband was sleeping on the couch because he had back problems. I don't believe this. I believe they were having serious marriage problems and discussing divorce. There are entries in the paperwork that validate this. 
the victims home

 bryce's fathers home


were the drugs in  FredCantuJr system, there because he took them? Or was he drugged? 
did the victimes wife tell her husband about what the social worker said that their son had violent tendencies towards his father? Why were there unsecured weapons and ammo in the house? I DON'T THINK THE WIFE TOLD THE HUSBAND OR WOULDN'T HE HAVE LOCKED AWAY HIS WEAPONS AND AMMO? A gun supposedly found near bryces fathers house, COULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE MURDER WEAPON. 








R-A-C-E-

    Bryce's case in unpopular in that it has no basis in race. I believe this is one  reason story is being ignored. He and I are being ignored.
  1. It is my belief that the continued fighting between races,  the continued chatter about race, only serves to divide, and is why people in the United States will never be in any position, to fully or adequately win, or even put a serious dent in any battle against any perceived or real oppressor.
    My son is a “WHITE BOY” The injustice system didn’t care if he was purple.*Convict is all that mattered.




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INCARCERATING THE MENTALLY ILL

I think CHILDREN ARE DEEMED ADULTS so they can be given longer sentences and that the funds received for an adult is the higher amount. I also think children and adults that have mental illness are preferred. Why? because they generally get more time while incarcerated. If they are deemed adults then you don't have to both with rehabilitation. The system can make money off of prescribing medications. 
Much of the time mental illness is considered a behavior problem.
Example, my son is deeply depressed, and afraid.
He wasn’t taking showers or going to group meets. He has schizophrenia and is DEEPLY DEPRESSED! THE SHOWER IS ANOTHER PLACE THAT RAPES HAPPEN.
These behaviors are looked upon as being negative attitude and refusal of sorts. A mentally ill person is laying in the bed crying for their mom! I used to believe we were the greatest nation on earth…
I don’t even want to live on this planet anymore, but my son needs me.
What is it that my son and I are missing that is keeping us from getting help? 

"Why Wasn't The Victims Wife Investigated"?

I am a mother who is trying to save her son.   On 12/31/ 2009 my 15 yr old minor-son was arrested for the murder of his best friends father.  Before he died, the victim named his murderer, he said his own son Nick,  and it is part of the original police report.

Officers found a blood splattered t-shirt upstairs on the floor in the master bathroom floor, This is a shirt known to have been worn by the victims own son and also part of the police report. Nick was named an assessor, Bryce was named the shooter and  planner!

A highly respected forensic psychologist named Doctor Joann Murphey in Texas, wrote a 55 page report in defense of my minor son.  She found my 15 year old minor son NOT culpable for any part in the case against him.  And she found my 15 year old son to be a child. Her report was never presented.

Based on compelling evidence I believe the victims wife to be the mastermind behind the murder of her husband.  I believe she exploited my son and used him and his vulnerabilities for her own financial gain.  A witness came down to the station and told how the victims wife was involved. He said she was giving my minor son drugs, alcohol and money.  As bryce's mother, I want to know why wasn't she investigated?

An Officer requested the victim's wife be investigated, yet there is nothing to show this happened.  According to our laws she should have been arrested and charged accordingly.  When officers arrive the victims wife had blood on her hand, arms and night shirt. She told police that when she heard gun shots in her home she came down stairs to see what was the matter.

After tending to the victim she said she saw the back door open, so she shut it, locked it and went back upstairs in fear of her life. Nick told the police his best friend bryce did this, she said bryce was her sons only friend.

There were a lot of officers called to the victims home that day. From my research it is clear portions of the police report have been redacted, amended and revised on dates other than the date of the crime.  In fact, all pages pertaining to statements taken, including my son's, were written over seven days after the date of the crime.

My son was alone when he waived his miranda rights.  Bryce has a well documented medical, mental, educational and social history. according to our laws he is not allowed to waive his rights, let alone be deemed a competent adult and sentenced plea agreement to 30 years within 7 months after his arrest. Bryce was still only 15 yrs old.


CASE-2010-CR-JUV-003-22a  Docket A-12533/a3840.
Police Report 090979792  Arrest Date-12-31-2009 DOB 09-09-1994. 

 Bryce Seton Vandergrift did not commit the crimes that he has been arrested and convicted of, My son is living in a prison cell sentenced to 30 years. Bryce is paying for someone else crime.

I am Bryce's mother and I'm trying to save my son. Will you please help me to help my son.

April 2010    Ruled Competent by states doctor

May /26/2010    Certified as an Adult

June 2010    via his Lawyer,  court obtains full confession
                     in exchange for 30 yr plea deal.

July-16-2010     Sentenced, no right to appeal.

Bryce was told there was no evidence to prove anyone else could have committed this crime, he feared a jury would give him life or death.

 +++ F R E D  --  R.I.P.   Much Respect.  A Navy Veteran. +++

Nicholas Daniel Cantu 01658805 a3840

The autopsy reports these painkiller drugs were in the victim's blood. 1. Acetaminophen, 2. Naproxen, 3. Hydrocodone Vicodin, and 4. Hydromorphone/ a derivative of morphine.

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THERE IS MORE TO THIS CASE AND I WOULD BE GLAD TO SHARE IT WITH YOU. 
 To learn more about my son Bryce, or to contact me please visit

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                  Kind Regards,   Bryce's Mother     bryce@4brycesbattle.org

My son was not in any position to handle defending himself against manipulation
There is more to this story and I would be happy to share this with-you,
 Bryce has a Strong Defense that was never used.

Dear My Senator + Friend

bryce in solitary confinement 
https://youtu.be/tnxWJoBSeWg
FACT:  Bryce was not and is not in a position to handle defending himself against manipulation. UPDATE: An officer requested that the victims wife be investigated. As Bryce's Mother, I want to know why she wasn't.


To whom It May Concern,                                                       12-31-2009 - 2010-2011-2012-2013


My name is Ms. DorothyMarie-MichellePelletier.  I am a Veteran and the mother of a minor-child named Bryce. My son has been unjustly incarcerated in a Texas prison. Arrested 12-31-2009


Bryce has a Neurological Disorder with it’s Cognitive and Learning 
Disabilities. His disability status is O.H.I. Other Health Impaired. I believe he has been set up / exploited before, during,
and after his arrest for this reason.

As per the San Antonio police report, on December 31 2009 the victim Fred Cantu Jr, was shot
once in the chest in his home while he laid asleep on his couch. Nick, Fred’s oldest son told
the police that his best friend Bryce did this. When police arrived EMT was there. Fred was still
alive and was asked who was responsible for this? he answered Nick. I have the police report
which proves this as fact.

My child was alone when questioned, arrested and waived his Miranda Rights. He was
interrogated without an attorney, and I believe he was manipulated and coerced into giving a
false confession. This shooting was never properly investigated once the confession was
obtained.

At the time of his arrest my son was 15 years old, 6’1 and had failed the 8th grade.  Since
2007 for just 3 years our son was living with his father David and stepmother Patricia. In early
2006 Bryce’s father wanted our son to spend some years with him, Bryce wanted this too as
he loves his father. David told me that he would give our son more opportunities than I could
afford. I wanted our son to have more. In 2007 I agreed for Bryce to now live with his
father in Texas.

I had divorced Bryce’s father in Tampa in April 1999. Florida holds Jurisdiction over our divorce decree and it’s agreements / settlements.  CASE-99-3728B. My maiden named was restored I have not remarried. Our Joint Custody/Shared Rights remained. Our son had been
in my care in Florida since 1996. Bryce was born 09/09/1994 while we were overseas. I wasn’t aware that my former husband had been enticing our child with material things. David told Bryce about the three large plasma televisions he had, we didn’t have one. He told our son that a dog named Chip was waiting for him in the back yard. Bryce was happy.

After January 4th 2010 Bryce’s father hired an attorney. His father was given immediate plausible deniability. I was excluded from decisions and when I was included I was lied to. My Parental rights continued to be violated. My signature was obtained under false pretense. 
Attorney Anthony B Cantrell  #3763180.


Within six months after my child's arrest he was deemed a competent adult.  I was present during these hearings and watched key persons prompt my child. Whenever he was told the details of what occurred and of his participation in it, he believed it he still does. At one hearing he wanted to plea not guilty, instead he was given more time to think about this.

His confession wasn’t good enough to convict him because at least 6 months after his arrest, his lawyer coerced him into confessing to all state charges. This was done so that Bryce could accept a plea agreement of 30 years. My son was told this is a Capital Murder, Bryce feared a jury would give him life or death.  He waived his right to appeal.

The charges were that he intentionally and knowingly caused the death of the victim by shooting him and that he did this with an accomplice named Nicholas. Bryce was told that there was no evidence to suggest anyone else could have done this. On July 16, 2010 my son was convicted. At this time in a convincing manner Bryce continued to repeat what he was told and as if it had originated with him.

The Police report shows that inside the victims home a blood splattered t-shirt was found upstairs in the master bathroom. An Aztec America known to be worn by the victims own son. In the attic officers found unsecured weapons. The victim's wife had blood on her hands, arms and night shirt. She told police that after hearing gunshots she came downstairs to see
what happened. She saw the back door was open, so she shut and locked it and went back upstairs in fear of her life. She told the police that Bryce was her sons only friend.

She stated that both her sons were asleep in the bed with her. An officer asked her youngest son if it was common for his brother to sleep with him and his mom, he said NO. She told the police that Bryce was her sons only friend. During this time she was working as a Speech Pathologist for children with special needs. She told my son she was a Nurse.

Several of the many officers at this home went to Bryce's father’s house. The technician with them gather black clothing items from different parts of the house, including a mask and gloves which had nothing to do with the crime on December 31st 2009. There was no blood in this house. A shotgun is said to have been found in Bryce’s fathers backyard.

Later at the station a witness tells a detective how the victim's wife was involved. In a divorce she wouldn’t get the house and the money, he said “she wanted both”.  Some of the things his witness told was that Nicks mother was supplying Bryce with drugs and alcohol, and that she would sometimes do these with him and give him money. A second witness was not
questioned. This case is based entirely on a confession elicited by police from a minor with a developmental disorder. Nick's word and a shotgun said to have been found in Bryce's father's backyard.  Bryce was never given a gun residue test.


The defense hired a forensic psychologist. She was told Bryce was the shooter. Her report found my child to be a child and that he was not culpable.  Her findings confirmed his disorders that are covered under State and Federal Laws.  Bryce's cognitive deficiencies/developmental disabilities are evident in her tests and evaluations.  She noted that years before moving to Texas,  professionals in Florida including a Neurologist had diagnosed
Bryce with this genetic disorder.  She tells of his well documented history of being successfully treated while in my care and by his same Florida doctor since he was four years old.

Doctor Joann Murphey of Texas, recorded important facts of Bryce’s life since moving to Texas and the care of him. She noted that before his arrest there is over six months of drug and alcohol abuse and that only one of his medications remained, which he stopped taking in 2009.

After Bryce was arrested key personnel for the state case wrote false statements about me as his mother and of my health. In their findings, they wrote false statements about my child's history while living in Texas and in Florida. The Forensic Psychologist for Bryce’s defense documented that their statements are contrary to Bryce’s well documented history of continued progress and success, including what they wrote about me as his mother,  is not substantiated.

The forensic psychologist Doctor Joann Murphey of Texas, Found Bryce not culpable of any part in the case against him. Her report was never presented on behalf of my son, I have her report.

Medical Professionals told me that when Bryce arrived at the detention center he was disassociated. He was put on a high dosage of Prozac and 300 mg of trazadone. Bryce remained on these drugs
throughout all the court hearings. During his competency hearing Bryce was zoning in and out.  He was prompted by adults to give answers they wanted.

On September 9 2012, Bryce will turn 18 years old. He is scheduled to be transferred into a  notorious adult prison.  My son does not belong in prison or with adults, he belongs back in my care here in Florida where I have lived since 1996.

                 
I am a mother who is trying to save her son.


*ORIGINAL:  *CASE-2010-CR-JUV-003-22a.  *Arrest Date-12-31-2009. *Police Report-090979792.  SID’s -1128131 - 1187996 - 943202.  DOB: 09-09-1994.

+ NEW NUMBERS:  County Changes- CASE-2010-CR-5794B.

- New arrest date- 05-26-2010.
Offense: F1- Murder-First Degree- 09990019. Sid-08508535.  TDC-01661857. DOCKET-A 12533 / a3840.  Internal Agency Person Number-943292.

+FALSE: Habitual/Repeat Offender was added to this case. Bryce has never been in trouble with the law before 12-31-2009.  He has no criminal history in Florida and or Texas before this.  Current Location: Clemens Unit YOP Courage Program. 11034 hwy 36, Brazoria, TX. 77422. ADULT Transfer scheduled on Sept 9th 2012 when he will turn 18 years old.

NOTES:


All fallacies against myself and my son have originated after he moved to Texas in 2007. Basically I was being discredited. 

My rights have been violated before, during and after my child's arrest.

12/31/2009  Arrested for the murder of his best friends father.


April 2010  Ruled competent by State Doctor and probation officer/case manager.

05/26/2010 Certified as an adult.

June 2010  Attorney has Bryce confess to all states charges for plea deal.

July 16 2010 Sentenced- plea agreement-30 years-no right to appeal.

He was still just 15 years old.

The two court reporters Holly Dietert and Candy Zavaoa continue to deny me copies of the court transcripts. What's in the case files is not what happened. 


In 2010 while in Texas, I reported Bryce's father and other adults to DFPS. In return 
the counties CPS wrote false statements about my ability to care for my child. 

According to our laws there was/is enough substantial, compelling and circumstantial 
evidence to have arrested the victims wife Grace and Bryce’s father.

Bryce met Nick and his mother in May 2009. 
The Vandergrift and Cantu homes are in walking distance.

Mr. Lamar D. Elliott, LSW/LCSW a clinical practitioner was the social worker for the Cantu Family. He told the victims wife that that her son Nicholas had violent tendencies towards his father and to take this warning serious. After receiving a Grand Jury Summons, Mr. Elliott turned over his records to the District Attorney's office. 


The defense attorney also hired a forensic psychiatrist whose report was not used. The lawyer refuses me my copy of this report. I believe Doctor Joann Murphey has her copy.


In the year 2008 Bryce’s stepmother moved out of the home she and David had purchased mid 2003. In February 2009 Patricia R Vandergrift filed for a divorced. The divorce was finalized On June 26, 2009. CASE-2009-CI-02457. Recently Patricia sold her share of their house to David L. Vandergrift. David also owns a home in Saint Augustine Florida that was left to him when his mother died. She left him some lots of land in another state also.

In July, 2009 NISD, Northside Independent School District had informed David that Bryce did not meet the state required task test in math and reading. He had failed 3 of 3 tries in reading and 2 of 3 tries in math. Their recommendation was that our minor son be retained in the 8th grade. Bryce’s father disagreed with the school committee and wanted them to promoted our son to the 9th grade.  In August 2009 during a meeting the committee now agreed with David,  including the removal of all the accommodations for Bryce’s learning disabilities. The IEP, Independent Education Program is for students with special needs. Our child's IEP has been in place since he was in Kindergarten. This was removed, I was never contacted.


The Probation officer/case manager wrote that academically my son is average to above average. This is what the detention centers academic testing reflects.  My minor-child has never scored this high in all areas and all at once. For this test he was given the answers.
His well documented educational history is his proof.


The autopsy reports these painkiller drugs were in the victim’s blood.

1. Acetaminophen, 2. Naproxen,  3. Hydrocodone/Vicodin,  and
   4. Hydromorphone/ a derivative of morphine.

Bird-shot pellets and wadding were recovered, one cannot match these items to any particular shotgun. The weapon supposedly found near Bryce's father David Vandergrift's house, is NOT the murder weapon.

Several of Nick and Bryce’s friends said that Nick had wanted his father dead long before he met my son and that he had solicited others to kill his father.

Nicholas Daniel Cantu, Bio son to the deceased. Co-Defendant/TDC 0165880 /Public defense Attorney James S. Wheat #785225. Nick plead no contest and was named an assessor. He accepted a Plea Agreement of 30 years and his testimony against Bryce should this case ever go to trial. Nick is allowed to appeal.

Both youths were tried separately in front of a newly appointed  (Oct 2009) Judge. The Honorable Judge was appointed to preside over the reopening of the Juvenile court


The courtroom is in the same building as the Juvenile Offenders Detention Center. Two prosecutors attended these hearings. In July 2010 she hosted the Christmas in July event. It was election year and she was campaigning. This was her first murder case/ruling. 

After my minor son's arrest I asked him about this crime. Bryce did not know what he did or if he had shot the victim. He has important details about the crime scene WRONG. What he thinks he did is contrary to what is in the police report.


Bryce’s history is his proof that while on his daily medications, therapy as needed and his school assistance in place for his Learning Disabilities, This Minor-Child was doing GREAT!

Before his arrest my child was diagnosed with Bipolar, while in prison at the age of 16 Bryce was again diagnosed with this disorder. On his medications he was fine.

+ Fred Cantu Jr.+  06-1970  to 01-2010.  Rest In Peace. Much Respect. NAVY VETERAN +


There's More to this story.


Medical, Mental, Educational and Social History are Well Documented. Available upon request to include the case against him. Thank You for reading my and my sons story.


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ms.dmmpelletier Bryce's Mother  
        

resident of FL since 01/1996. I have never lived in TX, except for when I was trying to help him, four months after my child was arrested. And I was in Air Force basic training, Lackland AFB TX.

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 June 2012 they put him in solitary confinement because of the pictures he and his new cell mater drew. He spent at least 7 days in the hole. In the end he preferred this confinement because he was safer, he avoided 2 riots that broke out, and he was able to sleep a lot.


David L Vandergrift, Bryce's father, paid the lawyer.

Bryce's Neurological Disorder + Specialist

The Late Doctor Archie Silver of The University of South Florida.
WEB:  http://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/health/now/?p=10847

Dr. Archie Silver was instrumental in helping my minor child Bryce, to meet his full potential.
 It was in the year of 2003 when my beautiful child
Bryce, was seen by Dr. Silver. Bryce was a patient of another Professor who worked side by side with Archie Silver at USF, Professor Amayla Ramos.

It was here that Bryce received his second diagnosis of the Genetic Brain Disorder known as Tourette Syndrome.{and it's associated disorders/disabilities}

This Professor along with Dr. Silver agreed that Bryce was a favorable candidate for a new medication
named Abilify.  His first diagnosis came from a local Neurologist who preformed a full lengthy Neurological Evaluation. Well documented medical and mental health history.

Abilify was being used and or tested for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome and it's "Comorbidies".  Bryce's response to Abilify was excellent!


The only troublesome side effect was constipation. Which was easily rectified when his long time doctor, approved for an over the counter daily stool softener. This along with a good diet, took care of the
the side effect.

 Many men, women and children are prescribed medications because they are necessary,.   Just like my Bryce.....


Their tailored treatment plans are vital for their quality of life. Some of the ways a caregiver and or patient participate in their own well-being and success, is by having a yearly physical,

keeping all follow-up appointments, schedule therapy as needed and being on time with Doctor ordered lab test. Make notes of items you want to discuss with your doctor.
Compliance is necessary.........
By bryce's MoM.

                                               on behalf of my son 4brycesbattle 

                  http://www.4brycesbattle.org
                     
  * MY FAVORITE:  on Tourette  Syndrome "Plus" Is by Leslie E. Packer, PhD.  She COINED the phrase/word "PLUS"   
4-2006 OHI Other Health Impaired Disability.

1. http://www.tourettesyndrome.net

2. Another site is. ADHD: http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/conditions-childhood-adhd

3. Recognition of Tourette Syndrome " AND" http://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0415/p2263.html


5-2003 Bryce gets refferal for Neuropsychiatric Evaluation at
Florida Diagnostic USF with
Dr. Archie Silver.
------------------------------------------- NOTE:  There's MORE to TS & ADHD than just the tics and or hyperactivity.

When I read an article that is mainly "all about the tics"  I ask
myself, why is this person adding to the misinformation about Tourette Syndrome "PLUS"?

What about the combination of conditions and how they can change, otherwise Known as new and emerging disorders. Such as Bipolar in boys during puberty.  just like my Bryce......

Both ADHD and Tourette Syndrome are widely believed to be Genetic Brain Disorders. 

Personally, I think there is something in the vaccinations. And if there is, then this would be a cause of these disorders and diseases get passed on to our children...

There are medical professionals that claim Tourette Syndrome is an associated condition of ADHD, while other professionals claim that ADHD is the associated condition of Tourette syndrome.

What is agreed upon is this...when on a tailored treatment plan those of us who suffer from these disorders can lead productive and successful lives.    just like my Bryce.....

I raised Bryce until January 2007. I have lived in Tampa since January 1996. In 1998 Bryce's father left us for a young woman named Patricia Rerisi. They eventually married and later divorced. I divorced him in April 1999 and moved into a two bedroom apartment, my maiden name was restored. Two years later I was now on Section 8 and needed donations. I have remained single by choice.

Sometime in 2006 my former husband told me he could give our son more than I could and that he
would. I wanted our child to have more. I didn't know that David had been enticing Bryce when they spoke on the phone.

More and more our son wanted to go and spend some years living with his father. David told Bryce about his 3 large plasma TVs, we didn't have one. His father also told him there was a dog named Chip waiting for him in the back yard.

A two parent family, two incomes, a big house on a culdesac with lots of
material stuff inside. A gated community and more...

   http://stonegatehill.com/photo_gallery/homes_for_sal

His father David Vandergrift and his then step mother Patricia Vandergrift were well aware of our child's disabilities, and all that was in place for our son to continued succeeding.

In February 2009 Patricia filed for divorce, it was finalized in June 2009. case-2009-CI-02457-
45th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, San Antonio Texas. {06/29/2009 VOL
3359-PG-2262.}

In the criminal case against Bryce, court personnel write that I left Bryce in Texas and moved back to Florida. No, they were talking about the step mother, fabricating we are the same person. More lies. I never left our child, I am guilty of wanting Bryce to have MORE.

Nick and Bryce's houses were in walking distance.  Bryce met the victims wife and her oldest son Nicholas in May 2009. At this time she was a Speech Pathologist for children with special needs.    just like my Bryce.....

I have documents from Texas that show mr. Vandergrift gave his then wife, patricia vandergrift, and that she was also systematically removing bryce's medications and  his safeguards, in place for his special needs, learning disabilities.



bryce seton vandergrift tourette syndrome and it's comorbidities. 




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Neuropsychiatric Evaluation 2003 by the late Dr. Archie Silver. Bryce Seton Vandergrift.












Son, I love you dearly. I'm trying to find help for you. 

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