MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The father of murder suspect Brandon Estle said he can't understand what went wrong to lead to the death of his son's friend, Justin Hasty.
Alma Bryant High School Principal Doug Estle spoke to FOX10 News about the tragedy.
He said his family is hurting, but also feels terrible for the Hasty family.
"Our family is in pain but we are definitely very concerned about them," said Estle. "They've been a part of our world for years. Justin was a guest at our house, spent the night here, a friend of my son, a student at the high school I was principal of (prior) and so we truly grieve for them."
Brandon Estle was booked in to Mobile Metro Jail Tuesday night, October 30 and charged with murder after Mobile police and the MCSO spent the day working a homicide off Hi Fields Road.
Estle, who was arrested on the scene, told FOX10 during a perp walk that he acted in self-defense.
Estle's defense attorney, Jeff Deen, would not comment on what happened Monday night.
"I think there is obviously a lot more to it and we'll get into that as things progress through the legal system," said Deen.
It began Monday night after Hasty's family reported the 25-year-old missing when he didn't show up for work. Investigators combed through his Midtown home for clues. They said they found blood and sign of a struggle.
Hasty's family issued a statement Wednesday. You can read that statement here.
Estle is expected to have a bond hearing Thursday, November 1. FOX10 News will be in the courtroom and will have updates here on Fox10tv.com.
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