Two Herriman families are telling two very different accounts of what happened during a deadly attack outside the victim’s parents’ home Saturday morning.
The Burningham’s say the story being released by police is inaccurate and paints Blake in a negative light. According to police, Blake hit his girlfriend, and she got her brother, Pedersen, to retaliate.
“It’s a complete lie I was there that night Blake Burningham did not hit his girlfriend,” said Anderson.
Police say Pedersen threw at least two punches to the face, Anderson says it was much more.
“I can’t even count, probably ten,” said Anderson.
Anderson said her husband Brady, who is also Blake’s brother, had to pull Cole away.
“I believe if Brady did not pull him off he would have continued to hit him several more times,” said Anderson.
The Burningham’s have stopped all contact with Blake’s girlfriend, while they await new charges to be filed against her brother, Cole Pedersen.
“We will never have our Blake back and I want him to spend his life in prison, I want him to get his time, I don’t want him to ever smile ever again, I don’t want him to ever get out of prison,” said Anderson.
Cole Pedersen was released from jail on bond Monday afternoon. However, according to police they don’t expect him to be out long. He could be charged with murder later this week.
Pedersen’s father told Fox 13, “Our family is going to respectfully let the legal process play out.”
The Burningham family has also set up a Go fund Me account to help pay for Blake’s funeral expenses. It is http://www.gofundme.com/fy5dm55.