Deshawn and Sedric Rudolph are my brothers, murder and wreckless homicide is a bit much considering, Epps was robbing Sedric in the house, Deshawn was only protecting his family. Todays law state if someone enters your home and plan on doing unlawful acts you have every right to kill them as long as there back isn't turn toward you and they are trying to get away. in Epps case he had a gun to my brother Sedric, and tried to draw down on Deshawn, Deshawn open fire before Epps could. Now put yourself in his shoes what would you have done... Exactly my point. My mother said its because of Desmond he got that much time. In reality he should of only got charged with involuntary manslaughter. I'm 24 now this happen 14 years ago, I see this as injustice, maybe he was gang affiliated but that don't mean give him 35years for trying to protect his family. Or label him a bad boy, if Epps would of never had the intentions on robbing Sedric, Sedric would be alive and Deshawn would be out.