From Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
[August 25, 2014, Street, MD] At approximately 7:30 am, deputies responded to
a call for a suicide in the 1500 block of Robinson Mill Road, in Street. Upon
arrival, deputies made contact with family members on scene. When deputies
entered the home, they discovered the homicide victim, as well.
Preliminary investigation indicates that sometime during the
evening/overnight hours of August 24, the suspect Brian Wesley Gordon, 34, of
Robinson Mill Road, shot his girlfriend, Sandra Marie Kerner, 40, same address,
inside their home. Sometime later, Gordon exited the home and used a firearm
to take his own life. A female infant was inside the home at the time of the
shooting. She was transported to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake for
non-life threatening injuries. It has not been determined how the infant was
No motive has been established. Detectives are continuing their
Christine Booth Behe-Wrigley says
To the Gordon Family,
Praying for you all right now in your time of need during this tragedy. Want you to know your “family” is thinking of you and care deeply for you in this time of grief. If there is anything we can do for you during this time please let us know. Also to the family of Ms.Kerner please except my condolences, we can not imagine the pain you are in. So very sorry again to both families involved.
PRAYING FOR YOU ALL!
“THE BOOTHE family
Brian was an abusive POS coward who abused multiple woman. Sandy was my ex wife and he broke her ribs, busted her face and broke her arm. She was fearful to leave him because she said he would kill her and the coward did and left our daughter and sandy’s daughter and son with out a mother. I find it sickening that his family has the Nerve to ask for donations and call him a loving father in his obituary. He shot my wife in cold blood with her 7 week baby there. I hope he rots in hell and I am sick of hearing a few people say how great of a guy he was when 100 people would tell you about his abuse. Like him kicking the windshield out of my suburban. Or him getting kicked out of the bar because he was violent to sandy them went home and told mine and sandy’s daughter the she was a c*nt. he was a savage animal and I hope if there is really a hell that he will be there !
I also have pics of the blood stained couch and carpet where my poor wife was killed like a rabid dog. So for anyone that thinks he was so wonderful I would be happy to share the pics of what I was forced to see when I picked up my daughters belongings.
Bullshit. Let’s see the pix.
Concerned Mom says
As someone witnessing the aftermath of this tragedy first hand, I can not believe there are people actual killing this man “a loving father” “devoted” and “great guy”. Does a “loving father” leave his newborn alone after shooting her mother in cold blood?! Does a “devoted and great guy” physical/mentally abuse a woman in front of her own children, not just once, but a number of times? I am sickened by these words of praise for him…the dirty bastard killer, who had other choices he could’ve made…
As someone whose own daughter is having nightmares because of this, I think hell may even be too good for this bastard!
Concerned Mom says
Unfortunately with this POS, all I can think about is killing!
Speaking For Sandy says
You are a liar charles,Sandy was never beat or any other gf of his.There isn’t any police reports or any kind of proof of that happening.You are out for money and that is all.You want custody of that baby so you can try to sue for Sandy and Brians estate’s.Sandy hated you,thats why your her ex.
get real says
There was no record of him ever killing anyone before either so what does that mean? Just because charges weren’t filed against him doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Just means that his other girl friends were afraid what happened to the victim would happen to them.
The Facts says
There is something everyone should know–The police are not sure who got the gun out.Sandy’s fingerprints were found on the gun, so she could have gotten the gun out first and in a struggle it went off.Sandy was NOT shot in the back and both Sandy and Brian were drinking.Sandy also has a criminal record.
I am sandy’s legal husband. I am not going to get in a pissing contest with family with the murderer Brian Wesley Gordon’ familiy ir friends. It is common knowledge that he was abusive not only to sandy but previous girl friends as well. He broke sandy’s ribs and arm. I have the death certificate and it states that she died from gunshot wound to left arm , right arm and torso. That clearly means he was at least 6 feet away when he killed her. He also smashed my suburban windshield and broke it after he got thrown out of the bar for fighting with sandy then told my 15 year old daughter that her mother was a cunt. I’m don’t responding to these posts. Bottom Line is he was an abusive bully that picked on women and altimately left my kids with out a mother. All sandy wanted to do was leave. I still have the half packed suitcase exactly as she had it. You people are no better then Brian.
Dude this shit is yesterdays news get a calender look up the dates everyone has moved on and your 15 minutes expired weeks ago.
Have a nice life no one cares.
Concerned Mom says
Unfortunately, it’s not “yesterday’s news” to the many people who loved Sandy, not only her own children, but others, who suffer her death every day. I am not related to the family, or have a “hidden agenda” in this case, but a can’t believe people are such idiots in their posts… ::shaking my head::
I guess you think what Ray Rice did was ok, also?! Idiot…
You are a cold person. I knew Sandy and she was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Would you be thinking and posting your same comments if this was someone you knew or loved? You should think before you post!!!
The only reason why there is a thumbs down for my comment is because the truth hurts. Doesn’t it??!!!!!!
real facts says
There is something everyone should also know. When the police got to the crime scene the baby was underneath Sandy and was so quiet the police did not even know she was there. Sandy was covering up the baby to try and save her baby’s life like a good mother. So yeah keep telling yourself that there was a “Struggle”. He was violent and a killer. PERIOD!
Jane ford says
Seriously, you must be insane. You can’t struggle and get shot through the arms and back. Her boyfriend was psycho according to people that worked with him and acquaintances…..just look into his eyes, empty, sad…..believe what makes it better for your family, but Sandy’s family knows the truth and it will be a very tough road.
An md if there was a ‘struggle’ why didn’t he call 911 or try go help her. Why did he wait til hours later then go outside and kill himself. You people really do need psychological help.
Concerned Mom says
Speaking for Sandy and The Facts, you are a joke! You should be ashamed of yourself for even saying the things you have, let alone pretending to believe them! You are helping NO ONE in this situation, on either side, by the crap you are posting. Domestic Violence is real and unfortunately in this situation children lost their mother because of an abusive man, who repeatedly pushed her around and ended up killing her in cold blood, leaving their daughter to die as well. Police reports?! You may want to investigate a little further…unfortunately, unless charges were pressed, there aren’t public records, but I can assure you many calls were made about the POS you are defending. He KILLED a woman and left their child there! What else can you possibly say ???!!! You people disgust me. That man was a complete coward.
Jane ford says
She was attempting to leave and was murdered for it. The 1/2 packed suitcase next to her was proof enough. Murderer would have called 911 if he struggled and the gun accidentally killed her, not went outside and killed himself later on… Sickening… Put the bottle down and stop abusing women…..
Charles you just said she was shot in the arms and torso, so how was she shot in the back??? Also you are saying that the people he worked with said he was psycho. I know for a FACT thats not true,everyone he worked with loved him. Also Charles since you showed up at his funeral and had to be thrown out, then sat in your car video tapeing everyone that came in and out, then you should have seen the tons of people that showed up to mourn him.So who is the psycho now…you are, WHO DOES THAT? If you hate him so much why were you video taping his funeral? you had no business being there! Alaina belongs with her blood relatives and you are not anything to her.Just because you have a teenager with Sandy doesn’t give you any rights to Brians baby and Sandy has no family but her 3 kids with 3 different fathers.You only want that baby so you can hurt Brians family,you want revenge, you cant love his baby you hate Brian and when you look at her you will see Brian in her eyes and in her face. We all know its money your after and no judge will ever give you custody you are just wasting everyones money.Also Brian did not wait hours after that happened to do what he did.Charles if you would not have gotten on this website bashing Brian and telling lies and harrassing his family no one would be saying anything.LEAVE HIS FAMILY ALONE! They didn’t do anything to anyone and are grieveing the loss of their son, brother,etc Brian was a wonderful kind man that met the wrong women.
Uhhh, he was a wonderful, kind man that meet the wrong women?
Are you seriously trying to pin this axxholes actions on the woman? As if it was not the wrong women, Sandy would still be alive?
You are obviously a family member of the murderer who took the cowards way out. To you, I say wake up…he was not a good person.
If he was such a wonderful person….if he was such a kind man…if he was this all around great guy, then why the hell did he do such a cowardly thing? This great guy took a gun and killed another person…then chickened out and killed himself.
Obviously, father of the year.
You know her kids can read all this right? Have a little decency and not talk bad about their mother like this
REALLY? Did you know the night she was going to leave they were BOTH drunk as hell? which means she was going to drive DRUNK with her BABY in the car? Did you know she has many many DUI’s which is public record.If she wanted to leave him so bad why didn’t she leave while he was at work? If he beat her, why didn’t she call 911? If Charles “KNEW” he was beating her,WHY didnt HE do something? Because its NOT true.Charles started this by going on every news website writing the same things he wrote on here.WHO is he talking to….the so called “murderer” is DEAD and gone, so he wants to hurt Brians family instead…People who have done nothing wrong. You can’t blame the family for something Brian did,its not their fault! Do you have any idea what their going through…no you don’t. Charles thinks he’s the only one.Then he goes and tries to take away the only thing they have left of their son.If he wouldn’t have been trying to take Alaina I’m sure the grandparents would of let her half brother and sister see her….but he has burned that bridge.
Why do you keep bringing up negative things about Sandy?? She’s not at fault for this. She didn’t kill herself. Let’s focus on the real point!! Brian killed 3 innocent children’s mother. Now they don’t have her here. Sweet and wonderful people don’t kill others!! Monsters do!!!!!!!
my opinion says
I thought when someone dies their kids go to the closes relative or godparents? I don’t understand…if the child is with its grandparents why would it go to someone thats not related….is there something wrong with them?
Without a Doubt says
Wouldn’t the babies siblings qualify as closest relatives?? Especially if they are younger and more stable than the grandparents?
The sibling is a 15 yr old minor and the other one is away in the airforce.So they wont give custody to the siblings father because he is not a blood relative.Besides in a few yrs the half sister will meet someone get married and have her own family which would mean that the non blood relative charles, would be raising the baby alone.Baby is great where she is and she also has a uncle that is married with 2 kids of his own a boy and girl and she has a aunt and cousins.Sandy has no family.
Get the facts straight says
You are are making a lot of assumptions there, aren’t you? Are you saying mitary families aren’t stable ??? Sounds like a better situation with a sibling than being raised by older grandparents, and I believe there’s been some questions of their integrity as well.
Unfortunately, the killer’s family shpuld have to deal with the consequences of his actions, in my opinion. Why should the baby’s siblings suffer another loss because of him???
Get the facts straight says
Apparently Sandy does have family…2 other children who loved her very much and an exhusband who she remained close enough to, to not let her baby be taken away by the family of the man that killed her!
Why did they remain so close? Was Sandy still banging Chuck?
And don’t you think that sandy’s kids want Alaina? That’s the only thing led of their mother too
I didn’t know Sandy but my family prays for her children everyday.
Fighting fid Victims says
These comments against the victim ,who was brutally killed in this situation, are extremely insensitive and uncalled for. Whether alcohol was involved or not is not an excuse to kill someone. She did not deserve to be beaten and shot with her newborn present. If this woman was drinking and still trying to escape, as someone mentioned , then it sounds to me like she was desperate to leave the situation. This was not a one time over acne of abuse, physical or emotional. A quick search of public records reveals the history of this man. It is comments like this, indicating somehow the victim was at fault, that may be why so many women are afraid to leave a situation like this in the first place.
i get a kick says
It’s never a bad idea to get a guy drunk before you commit to a long term relationship… alcohol lowers our inhibitions and results in our acting out our true nature. If he’s a mean drunk, deep down he’s a mean person and there’s little chance that that will change. I just wish the murder suicide performers would get the order of events worked out properly… kill yourself first and put everyone else out of your misery.
Without a Doubt says
I couldn’t agree with you more!
Why should parents that raised a sick bastard murderer get to raise an innocent child. They obviously have no clue how to raise a decent person. The grandmother is obviously a drunk herself given that Brian called her the night of the killings and she was too drunk to help him.
If you know for a fact that the mother was too drunk the night of the killings to help, please contact me by email, txt or call
First Hand... says
In the interest of protecting innocent people, without revealing the sourceI can tell you for a fact there was physical abuse and ongoing bullying by this to the victim that was witnessed by my own child, numerous times :(. Unfortunately the threats he made to both Sandy and others made her fear to say anything until after the murder happened. So,, please, don’t question nor stand up and say this never happened…it did and apparently often :(. I am not related to either family, just sharing what I know becauSe I’m sick of reading what a “great guy he was”…
So, Alaina is where she belongs….with the GRANDPARE TS!!!
Don't Be So Quick says
For now….nothing is permanent, as this horrible tragedy showed all…
A judge is never going to give custody of a infant to a half brother thats really still a kid himself.What’s he going to do…quit the airforce and get a minimum wage job.He doesn’t have his own home, he’s not married and not stable enough to care for a infant.The judge knows this or else he wouldn’t have given custody to the Gordons.They can fight for custody all they want but will NEVER get it. Alaina looks just like Brian and is with loving stable adults that are closer to her by blood then a half sibling.
You should never ever be too quick to judge!
Shaking My Head says
Who cares who the baby looks like????
True Facts says
I would not be quick to judge something that you absoutly know nothing about #1 says. The half brother Colton is a closer blood relitive then grandparents. If you know the law then you would know that bit of information. The master informed the court room of that bit of information. Colton is very happily married, and has a 4 year old step son. He has a stable home and stable job. He is in the Air Force what more can you ask for in a stable enviornment for a child. They did not give custody to the Gordans. Alaina is there TEMPORARILY till family court. Colton is more mature than most of you making comments on this site. His wife is a daycare teacher and both of them are in the big brother sister program to mentor younger children. Alaina will be raised with a loving family and siblings to play with. What happened to Sandy is very tragic and unforgivable. Her children lost their mother by the hands of a man that abused her in many ways. Sandy did not choose not to raise her children, that choice was taken from her in the most horiffic way. By a man that took the cowards way out. A man that took a gun and shot her and left her there to die with her child in the house. Maybe a 911 call could of saver her life, but he choose to let her bleed out and die, and then send a message to his mother, walk outside and take his own life beacuse he just took someone eleses life away from them.
What in the funk did I just read?
Don’t say its not my business either since you posted this wall of text that no one cares about out in the open.
Is your name Peter? Peter Pecker?
Shaking My Head says
Some people are just unreal… You spout off as if you know what you’re talking about and make claims of things that are so far from the truth.. Perhaps you should spend your time getting the facts straight instead of causing such a continuous train wreck for a family of innocent children… How many more losses should these people have, because an idiot killed an innocent woman???!!! Why is this so hard for some to understand?? The grandparents will be well into old age by the time this poor baby is in high school… 🙁
Alaina has a uncle and aunt thats a teacher with 2 kids of their own and Brians sister if something happened to the granparents.There is much more blood relatives on the Gordons side.Sandys side only has 2 half siblings that are only half siblings to each other.If you are in the airforce that means you are never home.You can’t blame what Brian did on his family.If your child grew up and did something like that would you be to blame?? and don’t say your child would never do something like that,because you don’t know.Let me ask you a question…If Sandy had left that night and drove drunk with the baby in the car and crashed and killed herself or Alaina or both,who would you be blaming? Probably still Brian,you would be saying “why did you let her drive drunk with the baby,why didnt you stop her! She had everyday to leave him but didn’t.Why didn’t she call 911 that night or before.If he was so bad why did she get pregnant at 40 yrs.old after only knowing him a few months.She sat in his house everyday and didn’t work because he was taking care of her,before that she was a barmaid.Your not suppose to be raised by your half brother,she belongs where she is and the siblings should get some visitation but not raise her.
You should really stop the negative comments about Sandy. Let her rest in peace! Did you even know her? I did and she was one of the sweetest people you could ever know and loved her children.
Why should the baby be granted to custody to the grandparents just because she also has 2 uncles and an aunt (who are teachers…like there arent’ any bad teachers out there?) that could take care of her if something happened to the grandparents??? Where these people even in Bryan’s life before this happened? Why should they be the reason that custody should be given to the grandparents as a back up plan???? There are blood relatives who want the baby! Her own brother and sister!
Yes, I knew her…seen her at the bar enough and the way she acted.From the time he met her EVERYONE said she was trouble. Now, enough about her. Someone answer my QUESTION-What If he let her take the baby that night while she was drunk and crashed her car and killed one or both of them….would you still be blaming Brian…asking why didnt he stop her? He couldn’t have called the police,by the time they got there she would have been gone.I know if someone were going to take my baby and drive drunk,I would do ANYTHING to stop them.
Seeing her at the bar doesn’t qualify as really knowing her. Nice try though!!
Including killing someone?
Drinking makes it ok to be murdered??
Again, go take a #2, #1. You occupant have a lack of education, or are just plain idiotic.
Please try to make a little bit of sense when posting, that way people can follow your gibberish when you are trying to push your family’s agenda to keep the baby.
Yes, it is very apparent that you’re related to the killer. Grandparents are old, and have no business with an infant.
Tea Bagging It says
Why don’t you do us all a favor and fight your family battle somewhere else. We have enough drama on here with the Sheriff election and now this custody drama. Why don’t you contact each other or fight about this in court. Posting on here and acting like white trash surely doesn’t help either sides cause.
They aren’t acting, this is the natural behavior of Harford country white trailer trash in action.
I knew her outside of the bar,if I was around Brian she was there also,constantly complaining about him working late, working to take care of them. You still didn’t answer my question…..truth hurts doesn’t it!
TB, H and #1 should not post anything since it’s all negative all the time and can’t get information correct. I am very far from being what you said. There again… people that don’t know others and are judging them. Typical idiotic people!! Well I guess the three of them should maybe go hang out somewhere like a bar. Piece of advice… stick to the jobs you have now. You aren’t cut out to be informants!!! Truth hurts doesn’t it??
Tea Bagging It says
Tracie- lay off the crack pipe, that’s my advice to you.
There another comment from the idiot!!
Loser… Tracie didn’t I see you on an episode of cops?
Obviously you are young and immature. What adult calls others loser? !! There again another comment from the other idiot!!
motorcycle rider says
Tracie. Pop a wheelie, asshole.
As tragic as this situation is, these comments are awful! The focus should be on the sweet and innocent baby who needs to be surrounded by love and positivity! Both families are mourning and should be given the respect to do so peacefully! You should be coming together to give the baby a stable and loving childhood, not placing blame on family and friends. Charles, you are making this devastating situation far worse by pointing fingers and starting rumors!
I have started NO RUMORS. In fact I am the one that picked up the phone and asked that his side stop posting stuff and I would get my side to quit as well so we could try to move on. That was WEEKS ago. The EXACT response I got from that phone call was “I Can’t help what other people write, They can write whatever they want”. I understand who was at fault. I also understand who was not. A lot of stuff has been said that shouldn’t have on both sides. If someone wants things to change then they should reach out to me. I am willing to be civil if other people want to stop the madness as well.
Charles you started this, the very first comment on here is from you bashing Brian and you wrote the same thing on other websites. Why? the person to blame is gone, so writing that is only hurting his parents and siblings,who are NOT to blame.They are good people and I’m sure so is Colton but I truly believe Alaina is best where she is, you shouldn’t raise your half sister when there are others with a bigger family unit,let Colton be what he should be to Alaina…her brother…. not her father.
No BRIAN started this when he shot and killed Sandy, leaving all three of her kids without a mother. Whatever comments made about him were deserved and justified! I have never said anything negative about the rest of his family in public or on any website, regardless how I feel. Your side has done nothing but bash Sandy and that is pathetic since it was THEIR family member or friend that KILLED her with their baby in her arms. No one has that right to kill. NO ONE. Your family HAS to know how violent he was. As I said earlier, after the incident a lot of things were said on both sides so after the initial rage and smoke cleared, I called Dawn and asked her to get her side to stop posting stuff and I offered to do the same so we could try to move on. She made it more then clear that she would and could do anything to help. She has been rude to me since day one (which I don’t understand). I am a victim too. It was HER son that did this and if she was “good” as you say then she should be a little more empathetic. She didn’t send a sympathy card, contact us for the month right after to check to see if Kelsey wanted to see her sister, ask to help with Sandy’s funeral expenses, NOTHING! That in my personal opinion, does not represent “good people” as you call them. You say that Colton shouldn’t have her because he should be what he is to her, A brother. I could say the same to you. That his grandparents should be grandparents and uncles be uncles. The ONLY reason they have this child now is by default. They only have her because of SOCIAL SERVICES rules. This is NOT the same LAW and GUIDELINES that will be applied in a third party custody cases. Once this is in front of a REAL court, in front of a REAL judge, it is going to be a totally different game. My side will be heard and we will win. Has their attorney advised them of what Grandparent’s rights are if they don’t win like they assume they are? Here is a quote from a legal website. Maybe they should read the case.
….”… One of the important cases in Maryland is Koshko v. Haining. In this case, the Maryland statute was challenged by the parents as unconstitutional under Troxel v. Granville, which states that there is a presumption that fit parents make decisions that are in the best interest of their children. The Maryland Court of Appeals found that this presumption is “implicit” in the Maryland statute. The court further stated that in order for this presumption to be negated, there must be a finding of parental unfitness or “exceptional circumstances.” The exceptional circumstances require a finding that a lack of grandparent visitation would have a detrimental effect upon the child. Although the grandparents in the case had helped raise a grandchild for three years, that was not considered an exceptional situation….” …..
Maybe she should call Mr. Norwicki and ask him to explain that case to her. I am also ordering copies of the transcripts from that hearing as I personally believe he stated some things to Master Hart that were not true. If after review I find this to be true, I will contacting the Attorney Grievance Commission and filing a complaint.
So maybe she should keep all this in mind because all these comments, and her making comments to MY kids that she doesn’t like me WILL be remembered. Like really? She is that much of an adult she has to trash talk me to my kids when HER kid murdered their mom? That is “good people” as you say?
Bottom line, I know his parents didn’t pull the trigger and THEY should understand why I was so enraged. As I said, I offered a solution day ONE and it was rejected by them, there are probably other solutions we could work out as well. I am willing to be civil if they are and “start over”. In the end I want what is best for ALL the children. They are welcome to get in touch with me if they choose. If not I could care less because I am COMPLETELY content and confident with settling this in court because we have a solid case. This fight hasn’t even stated yet. I know a lot of things about a lot of things. Things you don’t think I know. I’ve already laid out $20K to put this whole case together and win and at the end of the day, Sandy’s voice will be heard and we will win. It might not be as pleasant for them when the shoe is on the other foot. So they should think about that when dealing with me and my family and when they are being rude on this site.
As the trailer park turns…..
Charles Kerner says
To all my friends who have been posting on this blog and taking up for my family and Sandy. I am asking that from this point forward, that no one post or respond to any more of these posts. We have this thing locked up in court so we can all celebrate with Alaina after the court case is over. Again I am sure they will respond to this comment too but who cares. Let them. They will hear our silence from now on. Everyone knows how Brian acted so based on these posts the expression the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is obviously true in my opinion. I will keep everyone posted by personal email. So please honor my wish and no more posts. I’m telling you we have this !
Charles,you need to know that none of these posts were made by the Gordons.I am not a blood relative and they don’t even know me, only Brian did.They don’t know who is writing these posts.I am close to someone that does know them. From the beginning when you made that post about Brian I felt like I needed to defend them and it got out of control.I never thought you would think it was the Gordons writing this.Its NOT them ok? This whole thing is heartbreaking on both sides and I think that probably their lawyer told them to stay away from you and the kids because of the custody thing.Again none of these comments were made by them and they don’t know who is writing them.
What happened with this case, who got the baby?
There is going to be a trial. Nothing is fast in the court system.
Here is one of MANY interesting stories. So there is this married couple and the husband is so abusive that he tied his wife to their bed with extension cords and the wife was screaming so a neighbor came in and untied her. I love stories. Abusive people belong in jail so they don’t turn into murderers like this sad story. I have plenty of similar stories. Perhaps one day they will all be shared at the proper venue.
So here is another ‘story’. There is this married couple in Baltimore Cointy and they had a party at their house. So eye witnesses say that the abusive husband was so drunk that he was playing Russian roulette with his nephew with a LOADED gun. Wow what mentally disturbed people. Wonder if their children grew up to be murders like the person in this article. Hmmm. I guess White trash is white trash. Well many more stories like this to follow. Or maybe like I said before, I will wait for the appropriate time to share them all at one time. You know, with a full audience, in front of important people so the world can know the truth about certain ‘families’.