Family waits for possible charges in July death of Louisville newlywed
Wearing his name on her chest, Faith Darland relives the death of her brother, Nicholas Hart.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Wearing his name on her chest, Faith Darland relives the death of her brother, Nicholas Hart.
“He didn’t deserve to die like this,” Darland said. “The autopsy said that he had to fall on concrete or pavement.”
Around 7:30 p.m. on July 9, Louisville Metro Police officers found Hart at Taylor Boulevard near Brookline Avenue.
According to the officers, the 26-year-old had been hit during a fight. While officers are not saying much else, Darland says Hart was viciously attacked.
“I believe that he got into an altercation with his wife and two gentlemen jumped in,” Darland said. “In my eyes, it’s two against one, and we just don’t understand why no arrests are made.”
After about 16 days at University Hospital, Hart died.
“It’s not like a car wreck or cancer or anything like that. I feel like this didn’t have to happen to him,” Darland said.
Hart’s name appears on LMPD’s list of 2016 Criminal Homicides, but under “arrests” it says “pending”.
Police say that’s because the case is being reviewed by the Commonwealth’s Attorney to decide if charges will be pursued.
“My brother was not violent at all. He was the friendliest person you could ever think of,” Darland said. “I don’t see how it could be self-defense.”
Only married for a little more than a month, Hart worked as a carpenter and had a love for music.
“I just want to see justice for him, because this is not the way it was supposed to be,” Darland said.
LMPD initially said a “person of interest” had been questioned, but no additional information was released.
Hart’s sister asks anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call the Louisville Metro Police tipline at 574-LMPD.
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