Steve Calls His Dad for the First Time in Three Months


A friend who lived across the road from the hunting club, and who helped direct and transport EMS personnel to Racheyl’s body, Royce Proctor, told investigators that he drove Steve Brinson that night because he didn’t think Steve was in a condition to drive due to his drinking and the fact that his wife had just died. While they were in his truck, Proctor suggested Brinson call someone. He suggested that he call his father. Brinson said he hadn’t spoken to his father in over three months. But, said Proctor, Brinson did call his father and said, “I don’t know. I f***ed up. Racheyl is dead.” Steven’s father said he would meet him at the home of Pat Smith, Racheyl’s mother.