Family of Midtown murder victim wants to spread awareness on domestic violence

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A murder victim’s family created a scene in court on Thursday after seeing the suspect accused of killing their loved one.

Joshua Fisher is accused of killing 28-year-old Bria Isaac in her Midtown apartment in October.

His criminal history consists of robbery, theft, DUI and more, but WREG’s Bridget Chapman learned it’s the multiple domestic violence charges that Isaac’s family want to spread a message about.

“He would whoop her, beat her," said Lucille Isaac, Bria's grandmother. "'No more,' we would tell her, 'Bria you need to leave him alone.' She wouldn’t do it. She wouldn’t do it.”

Isaac’s family said she wouldn’t leave her boyfriend of ten years and Fisher’s now charged with her murder.

“We trusted him," said Isaac's sister Dominique. "We trusted him with my sister and this is what he do to us? This just ain’t right and I don’t think no kind of bond, him being in jail isn’t even going to help us because she’s not here no more, she’s gone.”

On Thursday, Isaac’s family was escorted out of the courtroom where Fisher stood emotionless. They thought his bond was being set low for murder when it was actually for a previous assault charge against Isaac.

The misunderstanding combined with their heartbreak caused chaos.

“She was a beautiful person," said Isaac's mother Melissa. "She went to work. She didn’t have no criminal charges or anything. She didn’t have any kids or anything.”

They say Isaac supported Fisher but was planning on leaving him. A decision they say prompted Fisher to shoot and kill her in her Midtown apartment in October.

“They got him locked up now," said her mom. "I don’t know. My family, they’re very upset because she shouldn’t have left here like that. I just pray to God that he just guide us and lead us down the right path.”

She said she hopes not only their family can find strength, but also anyone else who’s in a similar situation Isaac was in.

“If they’re in an abusive relationship, please get out," she said. "Please get some help and get out. You don’t deserve to go through any kind of abuse from no one or no man, just please get out.”

If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are many resources available for you. Click here for more information .

Fisher is set to be in court for the murder charge on Monday.


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