Kinda wierd. I knew him before he became a teacher, when he was working towards his credential. Was the nicest guy ever, right out of Mayberry. Always had a smile and a handshake for everyone he met. I remember when he left for his student teaching, then became an elementary school teacher. He taught at least one of my coworkers kids. We were all quite happy for him, cause no one deserved it more than he did. After a few years of elementary school, he moved to the high school to teach history. By the news reports here at home, he was a pretty popular teacher there.ARCADIA, Calif. -- A John Muir High School history teacher was in custody Saturday on suspicion of killing an Arcadia man who had a relationship with his ex- wife, City News Service reported.
Brandon Michael Landreth, 30, allegedly rode a skateboard to a home in the 2200 block of Canyon Drive, knocked on the door and shot Justo Cesar Morales, 25, before riding off on the skateboard to his car, according to police and broadcast reports.
Landreth made a brief appearance in Pasadena Superior Court Friday afternoon, but he did not enter a plea, and his arraignment was put off until April 17.
Landreth, arrested Wednesday night in Arcadia and held in custody in lieu of $2 million bail, was charged with murder in connection with the March 30 killing.
I remember a close friend saying that Landreth changed after his marriage soured. Couldn't pinpoint really what it was, but he was different. The last phone call they had with him was a few years ago, and he said it was just strange. Hadn't talked to him since. He just kinda faded away.
A current coworker spoke to him just this week. Still the same old Brandon. Greeted her with a smile and a handshake. No sign that anything was ever wrong in his life. Needless to say, we were all shocked when we heard the news this weekend. Brandon? Really? Never would have guessed he was capable of something like that. Really weird, really shocking, and really sad, for everyone involved.