Created: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 08:59:00 EST
Updated: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:41:01 EST
Scott Anderson spoke alongside his wife, Joan, for the first time since their daughter was fatally wounded by a gunshot. A Jones County grand jury is weighing evidence to determine if it will indict Wayne Goodson, 27, on additional charges. Goodson fatally shot the Anderson's daughter, Brittany Grizzle, 22, on May 6.
"We have good reason to believe that there is much more to that fatal night then what has been disclosed by the charged," said Scott Anderson, Grizzle's father.
Goodson says it was an accident, the Andersons say they believe there's more to the story. Goodson was not arrested initially but was charged with involuntary manslaughter month later and posted bond.
In a investigator's report on the night of the incident, Goodson told police he was trying to realign the bullets in his .357 caliber revolver so that they would be first in the chamber. He said had the hammer pulled back and the trigger pulled "to release the cylinder and allow it to free spin".
Goodson said his thumb slipped and the weapon discharged striking and killing Grizzle.
Goodson initially denied drinking alcohol or using drugs before the shooting, then later admitted he had smoked some marijuana.
"Unfortunately, the allegation is that there was only one eyewitness in that room that night," said Scott. "And that was our precious daughter."
The Andersons said they weren't fond of their daughter and Goodson's relationship and added they tried to talk their daughter out of seeing Goodson during the four years the two dated.
The two parents are pleading for public input and want to make sure no one forgets their daughter and will live with whatever decision the jury reaches.
"But in order to make the right decision they need to all the information available," said Scott Anderson. "Please, if you have information come forward."