May 18, 2017

"If the APD does not arrest and charge Parris Wright and the Castillo brothers immediately for “assault and battery” on Kyle we plan press charges to compel the APD to perform their duties in a responsible manner. "

Family statement from Kyle Zoellner's uncle:

The facts that came out of the preliminary are summarized by the following:
1)  Kyle was not aggressive when inquiring about the cell phone and was in fact cordial according to all the witnesses (“Castillo said Zoellner was not being aggressive”).

2)  Kyle was punched and hit by Josiah and the two Castillo brothers until he was knocked unconscious according the Castillo brothers own testimony (“That’s when a fight broke out between the girl and Josiah’s girlfriend, Ren. They got into a physical fight. They grabbed each other and fought. That’s when me and my brother and Josiah got into it” with Kyle Zoellner, Lawson’s alleged killer.  Kristoff Castillo, Kyle Castillo’s brother, testified he believed Zoellner was unconscious when the Castillos, Lawson and Bobadillo left the party.

3)  Parris Wright admitted to hitting Kyle twice (“Clark went to the police on his own, he said, to tell the truth. Clark is also the only witness, so far, to state Wright and Zoellner were in a "combative stance" and that a group of about 10 people attacked and punched Zoellner, including Wright”)

What we know from the testimony of the witnesses and from other witnesses that did not testify is that Kyle Zoellner was assaulted as soon as he showed up to pick up his girlfriend and her friends.  He did not provoke anybody and was not aggressive yet he was beaten unconscious.  

The witnesses that were friends of Josiah’s all tried to portray an image that Kyle and Josiah were then in a separate fight that did not involve any of them.  The truth of the matter is that the beating was continual and did not stop.  What Clark witnessed was the continued beating of Kyle.  It is clear they went on record with their scenario to avoid being prosecuted for the brutal assault on Kyle.  However, from their own testimony they admitted to assaulting Kyle without provocation.

The APD and the DA have not file charges against Parris Wright and the Castillo brothers to date for some unknown reason.  We have been patient for many reasons but will no longer stay silent.  If the APD does not arrest and charge Parris Wright and the Castillo brothers immediately for “assault and battery” on Kyle we plan press charges to compel the APD to perform their duties in a responsible manner.  We will also implore the ADP to bring Clark in to identify the other individuals that continuously beat Kyle during the time frame that Josiah was tragically killed.

(Disclaimer: *"the entire statement and all claims made above, including any about testimony, the preliminary and any information from witnesses outside the courtroom are according to the family statement and their opinion/claims).


  1. Perhaps facing potential punishment for their roles will make them reveal what actually happened. This might not be such a bad thing.

  2. YESSSSSSSSS! It's time for the 'brothers united' ( a violent, gay, racist group) to PAY for assaulting Kyle. JUSTICE FOR KYLE!!!!!!! I hope he sues HSU, Lost Coast Outpost, The Times-standard and the APD! (and if he can sue the lesbians who kept INNOCENT GrandMothers from their medications, more power to him!) It's time to erase black privilege!!!!

    1. twice now i've read this claim "a violent, gay, racist group" from an Anonymous commenter.
      please provide a link to where you get this info.
      what lesbians are you talking about and how does it tie in with this case?
      how do you know any of these people are gay?
      what exactly is your point with this gay bashing.
      i take it you're homophobic. i'm sorry for you.

      again, please tell me the association between any gays and the murder, the murder of Josiah or the bashing and continued harassment of kyle.

  3. Who the f*** is Clark? He is mentioned in this article 4 times only by the name "Clark" with no mention of what his involvement is.

    1. Anon, just because you have not been following the case, which most of Humboldt, many in Mendocino and rest of CA have, that is okay. However, you can ask your question without cussing. Clark is Keaundrey Clark, a former Brothers United member asked to leave the club. This happened shortly after April 14, that is the night Josiah Lawson was stabbed and Kyle Zoellner was assaulted. None of the Brothers United members who testified would say why. If you want more than that, a simple google search will give you more information.

  4. I wonder if Slauson Girl is reading this. The real truth vs. the perceived (or desired) truth is a splintery, beaten up old crow to eat. Rather, she should be embarrassed by her actions, but I won't get my hopes up. ~TMOB

  5. racist blowhards are never embarassed by their actions

  6. Finally. I am glad to see this. They beat Kyle, and deserve to pay for their behavior. #justiceforkyle

  7. Does Kyle have to make a report and press charges? or can the State of California file charges on their own? Can kyle take them to civil court for medical expenses, loss of work?