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Memorial ride honors 5 teens killed in Henryetta murder-suicide

Posted at 10:12 PM, May 05, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-05 23:12:30-04

HENRYETTA, Okla. — Dozens of motorcyclists rode through the streets of Henryetta on Sunday to honor the memory of five teenagers who were killed in a murder-suicide last year.

The victims, Brittany Brewer, 16, Rylee Allen, 17, Tiffany Guess, 13, Michael Mayo, 15, and Ivy Webster, 14, were among the six people killed by convicted rapist Jesse McFadden in May 2023. The sixth victim was Holly Guess McFadden, 35, before taking his own life.

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"Everybody says it gets easier by time, but so far, no, it has not," said Nathan Brewer, Brittany's father. Brewer said he's spent the last six months planning the tribute at Nichols Park.
As for the other families of the victims, the pain of their loss also remains raw.

"It doesn't feel like a year. I feel like every day is still one day, and I think that's part of the grieving process. I haven't fully woken up yet from it all, and I'd say that the world better watch out when I do wake up," said Justin Webster, Ivy's father.

Janette Mayo, grandmother to three of the children and mother to Holly, said many questions still linger in her mind. "Time is not going to heal this. Nothing is going to heal this. Because there's no justice for our families. Ivy's family, there's no justice. Brittany's family, there's no justice. For my family, there's no justice."

The memorial ride drew support from beyond the Henryetta community, with bikers participating from as far away as Kentucky. United Motorcyclists Against Pedophilia was also behind the event.

Riders said they want harsher punishments for sex offenders, pointing to McFadden's criminal history.

"He should never have been allowed out of that prison. Had he never come out, we'd still have our families," Mayo said.

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