The Phylicia Barnes Story: Bryan Barnes Breaks Family’s Silence And Says His Late Sister’s Murder “Points To One Person, And One Person Only”

Michael Johnson the 10-year boyfriend of Phylicia Barnes' halfsister Deena Barnes, last peson to see the child alive, and who Bryan Barnes believes is involved some how in the killing of his sister.


The older brother of Murdered Honors Teen Phylicia Barnes gave a telephone interview with me late evening on yesterday. The very articulate young professional had previously stated, “I am available to talk to you about my sister’s case from the beginning”. Bryan did just that, and spoke with complete candor while responding to questions I posed to him. Bryan repeatedly made it clear that much of his knowledge about the case stems from what he was told by his sisters and others who were there the day young Phylicia went missing. As Bryan recounted the events of December 28, 2010 from the top he said, “The public is unaware of a lot of things about the case. They don’t know the entire story”. He started off responding to my question as to whether or not he and his dad Russell Barnes were aware of the kind of activities that were occurring at Deena’s apartment. Bryan said the “rumor” about all kinds of guys coming in and out of the apartment were not true. Bryan said the list that was compiled regarding who had been there were primarily family members, and that the first time he heard the rumor was from Janice Sallis-Mustafa, “When Phylicia’s mother returned to North Carolina and made those statements. She saw the list and probably didn’t know some of the people and assumed all those people were strangers”. Bryan denied that his sister’s place had high traffic of unknown strange males. Bryan also said while going from door to door at neighbors apartments, he discovered that people living in the building never saw a volume of traffic at Deena’s place, and there were never any concerns, and didn’t have complaints about her apartment. Bryan said Phylicia normally went to work with Deena or Kelly, but in his sister’s defense, the day Phylicia went missing she was left at home because “my sister asked to stay home because she had been up all night in the early morning hours”. I challenged Bryan on the rumor that there had been a party at Deena’s the night before and he said, “I honestly don’t know. I do know a couple of them (Johnsons) were there. Kelly told me K (William “Krazy” Johnson) and Micheal Johnson’s baby brother Dulaney were there”. I asked Bryan if Glenton Johnson was there as well, which had been previuosly reported, and he couldn’t confirm that account. As we discussed particulars about Dec. 28, I questioned Bryan why Kelly never picked Phylicia up as planned. Bryan’s response echoed what Kelly and Deena had already publicly stated, that they believed Phylicia was still asleep after having been up all night, and again this is just simply what his sisters told him. Bryan also confirmed that MJ arrived at Deena’s place early that morning to pickup Dulaney who didn’t have permission to be at the apartment. That comment is the first time that any statements have been made publicly indicating that Deena herself took any measures what so ever to insure the safety of her little sister who was alone in the company of males. Bryan said this is where “the story gets really cloudy”. Upon MJ’s return to the apartment he reports that Phylicia is sitting on the couch. He would later change that account to Phylicia was in the shower, and then he changed it again to she was getting dress. Bryan said, “He has changed his story so many times”. Bryan also said MJ was the person that told them that Phylicia went to the Reisterstown Road Plaza to get something to eat. I am mindful of a previous article that I posted regarding Janice Sallis- Mustafa’s account that she read an article where Russell Barnes stated, “Phylicia came to my home and left my home to get something to eat”. However, Bryan told me that Micheal Johnson did in fact make this comment in his presence. I am confused as to why Russell Barnes would tell News Media that the child left his home to get something to eat. Bryan said he didn’t believe MJ when he made that account, because Phylicia’s money and her Debit Card where at the apartment, and he wondered “how was Phylicia going to pay for something to eat”. It’s safe to say that Bryan Barnes became immediately suspicious of Micheal Johnson. Bryan went on to convey that it was Dulaney who found the door to Deena’s apartment open and not Micheal Johnson, with loud music inside, and Phylicia no where to be found. Bryan said the young man had returned sometime later on that day after having been taken to a relative’ home because he didn’t have permission. I wondered if the kid suddenly got permission to go by the apartment, and who was the person he needed permission from. It’s not clear whether the Dulaney, around the same age as Phylicia, needed permission from his parents or Deena herself to be over at Deena’s. Bryan did offer insight to my curiousness and said, “If dulaney knew anything about what happened to Phylicia, believe me he would have snitched already. He and Phylicia were best friends”. Bryan revealed that Dulaney and Phylicia were close and they spent a lot of time together while she was in Baltimore. Perhaps Dulaney is the friend that it has been rumored that Phylicia may have wondered off with. I am reminded here again, about Deena Barnes’ account during the “Peas I Their Pods” broadcast that she stated on record, when she arrived home from work she discovered Phylicia missing, and began calling people. This isn’t to say I am casting doubt on Bryan’s comments. I cannot reinforce enough that these details are also what he was told, because Bryan wasn’t there and a point that he continuously has made clear. Assuming that Bryan and Deena’s accounts are accurate, it’s completely disturbing that Dulaney nor his older brother Micheal Johnson telephoned anyone to alert them that Phylicia was missing. It also possibly explains why there was no sense of urgency on Deena’s part to get home. She just may have been unaware that there was a problem, but this still doesn’t offer explanation why no one practically talked to the child that day or went by the apartment to check on her while there were males around. According to Bryan, once Deena became aware that Phylicia was missing, she telephone him and Kelly to see if she were with either of them. Bryan stated he was the one that advised Deena Barnes to call their father “in case something bad had happened”. Bryan said he left work and went to Deena’s. He said during these initial hours of trying to locate Phylicia. Glenton, Dulaney, and “Krazy” were all there, but no Micheal Johnson. Bryan said that while he was there, he observed several young men who appeared to be friends of “Krazy” come to the apartment, go into his room, and close the door. In my mine it’s troubling that he could conduct himself with in a “business as usual” fashion considering the alarming events going on at the apartment where he lived. I don’t know, that’s just me. I would not have been able to entertain any company what so ever with the baby sister of my roommate missing. Real men become extremely proactive when a child is missing, especially a female child living in their home. “Krazy’s” behavior is suspicious to say the least. Bryan said that in the wake of his little sister’s disappearance all of the Barnes who lived in Baltimore began coming over to Deena’s place. He went on to say that the Johnson’s, who are an extremely large family were disturbingly mute, and non involved. Bryan revealed that some other Johnson family members used to live in the same apartment building, were frequent visitors, and all knew Phylicia. With everyone there at Deena’s, Micheal Johnson returned back at the apartment in the early morning hours, and offered the rationalization that he was asleep. Bryan said MJ’s eyes were blood shot red and said, “I wouldn’t doubt it if he was on drugs”. This is something Bryan said he believes was one of the reasons Deena broke it off with Micheal. Bryan said MJ did stayed the night of Decenmber 28, at Deena’s and he himself also stayed 3 days consecutively hoping his baby sister would come back to the apartment. Bryan said he observed MJ the entire time he stayed there, and he just sat on the couch and basically said nothing. Bryan stated, “If we asked him questions he would speak and answer them, but he just sat there quiet”. The behavior Bryan described while observing MJ depicts the complete apathy that Johnson family members displayed in the initial phase of Phylica’s disappearance. Bryan sad he began doing his own investigation by walking around the apartment complex talking to people. He revealed something that hasn’t been made public. Neighbors in the apartment complex advised Bryan that the day Phylicia went missing, they heard noises in the hallway, got up and went to their door, and observed Micheal Johnson struggling to carry a tote like container. Bryan stated, “I am 6′,4″ and Micheal is 6′, 2″. I don’t know why a guy his size would have a problem carrying something like that” It hasn’t been confirmed whether Bryan’s account is accurate, but it’s extremely explosive and very pertinent to the case if the authorities could give a summation with eye witnesses who can testify to such an account during a criminal trial. Many have suspected that Phylicia’s body may have been transported out of the apartment in some fashion, because no one reportedly saw the child leave on her own or accompanied by someone. Also, the Police dog lost the child’s scent at the main entrance to the apartment building. Bryan revealed that the spot where the dog lost her scent is reportedly one parking space away from where Micheal Johnson’s car had been parked that day. Bryan said part of his discussion with Deena was whether or not anything was missing from her apartment after learning the door was left ajar, but after he obtained this information about MJ in the hallway, he told Deena to make sure there wasn’t anything missing, and that’s when Deena looked again and discovered that a large tote was in fact gone from the apartment. Bryan did say, “He was moving out of the apartment and I am not gonna say his property wasn’t in there (the tote)”, but Bryan and I both agreed that the neighbor’s account was a very powerful revelation. During the organized searches for Phylicia, Bryan Barnes said he along with family, friends, and volunteers combed the streets, bus stops and other areas near the apartment complex seeking anything they could find out about what happened to his sister. Bryan said he even went to the Reisterstown Road Plaza and had the cameras reviewed to see if Phylicia actually came to the mall that day. The cameras revealed nothing, and completely discredited MJ’s alleged account that the young child had gone there to get food. When the massive searches were conducted no one from the Johnson’s family participated. Bryan said the Baltimore County Fire Department (his co-workers) donated $600.00 dollars to help organize searches. “Everyone who didn’t have to help look for my sister contributed. But Micheal Johnson, who said Phylicia was his sister didn’t help look for her”. In fact, Bryan said the entire 4 months leading up to the child’s nude body being discovered in a river, they hadn’t heard anything from any of the Johnson’s. Bryan and I also talked about how quiet they all have been in this entire case. So, I asked Bryan if he believed Micheal Johnson was directly responsible for his sister’s murder and he said, “Everything that I know about this case, from what I have been told, and my own investigation, points to one person, and one person only. It all points to him (Micheal Johnson)”. Bryan continued saying, “He knows who did what or something. It points to him nobody else”. Bryan Barnes maintained his personal belief that members of his family are not involved in the murder of his little sister and said, “Phylicia was coming here to go to Towson. Why would we kill her. People are saying we are jealous of her and this and that. Phylicia was very hyped up (hyper) and very fun. We were all getting to know her. It’s just crazy what people are saying”. Bryan also conveyed that his sister Deena Barnes is very hurt by what the public thinks about her. Bryan’s perception about Phylicia’s murder case appear very real and genuine. He persistently made it a point to indicate a clear distinction between what information he was told from what was actually his own personal account in which he witnessed. Some within the public were discouraged after learning that I would be speaking with him regarding Phylicia’s case, because they believed that untruths were told by the child’s sisters. I didn’t detect any attempt of deception on Bryan’s part when posing questions to him. Bryan was fanatical regarding distinguishing fact from hearsay. My experience in interviewing people tends to lead me to believe what Bryan had to say was actually how he feels things actually transpired in this case. The only inconsistencies in Bryan’s account that I observed is the fact that Dulaney came back to the apartment and found Phylicia missing. I am confused about this, because MJ supposedly took him home because he didn’t have permission to be at Deena’s. Did he go get permission to be there? The other contrasting account is that Bryan said the Johnson family was a very big family who had relatives who used to live in the same apartment building as Deena. He said because MJ and other family members stayed with Deena, he was sure they all came down to visit. That part of Bryan’s account has a strong contrast to what he had previously stated, that there wasn’t a volume of males coming and going from Deena’s apartment. I must reiterate that Bryan admitted he didn’t know many of these Johnson family members because there were just to many of them, and it must be considered that these are also accounts that Bryan was simply told about the activity occurring at his sister’s place. I talk to Bryan about some of the images posted on the TPC blog and the caliber of people that Deena was associate with, and he did acknowledge the negative character of some of these individuals that I have portrayed. At the conclusion of our discussion, Bryan made it known that the authorities, chiefly the Federal Bureau of Investigations (F.B.I) have expressed to him that an arrest will be made. “We have been told that they are confident with this investigation. We don’t know when. We don’t know how many people, but we were told it’s going down”. Bryan said he wants the authorities to take their time so that the person(s) can be caught. “I don’t want them to rush and the person(s) gets off and double jeopardy comes into play”. Bryan gave a very enlightening perspective about the murder mystery of beautiful Phylicia Simone Barnes, and it remains unclear whether a watching public’ opinion will be altered by his account related to suspicion of his family’s possible complicity to murder in this case. There remains so many unanswered questions. I thank Bryan for his candor, courage, and taking time to speak with me. We all are continuing to pray for justice for Phylicia.

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Michael Johnson the 10-year boyfriend of Phylicia Barnes' halfsister Deena Barnes, last peson to see the child alive, and who Bryan Barnes believes is involved some how in the killing of his sister.


The older brother of Murdered Honors Teen Phylicia Barnes gave a telephone interview with me late evening on yesterday. The very articulate young professional had previously stated, “I am available to talk to you about my sister’s case from the beginning”. Bryan did just that, and spoke with complete candor while responding to questions I posed to him. Bryan repeatedly made it clear that much of his knowledge about the case stems from what he was told by his sisters and others who were there the day young Phylicia went missing. As Bryan recounted the events of December 28, 2010 from the top he said, “The public is unaware of a lot of things about the case. They don’t know the entire story”. He started off responding to my question as to whether or not he and his dad Russell Barnes were aware of the kind of activities that were occurring at Deena’s apartment. Bryan said the “rumor” about all kinds of guys coming in and out of the apartment were not true. Bryan said the list that was compiled regarding who had been there were primarily family members, and that the first time he heard the rumor was from Janice Sallis-Mustafa, “When Phylicia’s mother returned to North Carolina and made those statements. She saw the list and probably didn’t know some of the people and assumed all those people were strangers”. Bryan denied that his sister’s place had high traffic of unknown strange males. Bryan also said while going from door to door at neighbors apartments, he discovered that people living in the building never saw a volume of traffic at Deena’s place, and there were never any concerns, and didn’t have complaints about her apartment. Bryan said Phylicia normally went to work with Deena or Kelly, but in his sister’s defense, the day Phylicia went missing she was left at home because “my sister asked to stay home because she had been up all night in the early morning hours”. I challenged Bryan on the rumor that there had been a party at Deena’s the night before and he said, “I honestly don’t know. I do know a couple of them (Johnsons) were there. Kelly told me K (William “Krazy” Johnson) and Micheal Johnson’s baby brother Dulaney were there”. I asked Bryan if Glenton Johnson was there as well, which had been previuosly reported, and he couldn’t confirm that account. As we discussed particulars about Dec. 28, I questioned Bryan why Kelly never picked Phylicia up as planned. Bryan’s response echoed what Kelly and Deena had already publicly stated, that they believed Phylicia was still asleep after having been up all night, and again this is just simply what his sisters told him. Bryan also confirmed that MJ arrived at Deena’s place early that morning to pickup Dulaney who didn’t have permission to be at the apartment. That comment is the first time that any statements have been made publicly indicating that Deena herself took any measures what so ever to insure the safety of her little sister who was alone in the company of males. Bryan said this is where “the story gets really cloudy”. Upon MJ’s return to the apartment he reports that Phylicia is sitting on the couch. He would later change that account to Phylicia was in the shower, and then he changed it again to she was getting dress. Bryan said, “He has changed his story so many times”. Bryan also said MJ was the person that told them that Phylicia went to the Reisterstown Road Plaza to get something to eat. I am mindful of a previous article that I posted regarding Janice Sallis- Mustafa’s account that she read an article where Russell Barnes stated, “Phylicia came to my home and left my home to get something to eat”. However, Bryan told me that Micheal Johnson did in fact make this comment in his presence. I am confused as to why Russell Barnes would tell News Media that the child left his home to get something to eat. Bryan said he didn’t believe MJ when he made that account, because Phylicia’s money and her Debit Card where at the apartment, and he wondered “how was Phylicia going to pay for something to eat”. It’s safe to say that Bryan Barnes became immediately suspicious of Micheal Johnson. Bryan went on to convey that it was Dulaney who found the door to Deena’s apartment open and not Micheal Johnson, with loud music inside, and Phylicia no where to be found. Bryan said the young man had returned sometime later on that day after having been taken to a relative’ home because he didn’t have permission. I wondered if the kid suddenly got permission to go by the apartment, and who was the person he needed permission from. It’s not clear whether the Dulaney, around the same age as Phylicia, needed permission from his parents or Deena herself to be over at Deena’s. Bryan did offer insight to my curiousness and said, “If dulaney knew anything about what happened to Phylicia, believe me he would have snitched already. He and Phylicia were best friends”. Bryan revealed that Dulaney and Phylicia were close and they spent a lot of time together while she was in Baltimore. Perhaps Dulaney is the friend that it has been rumored that Phylicia may have wondered off with. I am reminded here again, about Deena Barnes’ account during the “Peas I Their Pods” broadcast that she stated on record, when she arrived home from work she discovered Phylicia missing, and began calling people. This isn’t to say I am casting doubt on Bryan’s comments. I cannot reinforce enough that these details are also what he was told, because Bryan wasn’t there and a point that he continuously has made clear. Assuming that Bryan and Deena’s accounts are accurate, it’s completely disturbing that Dulaney nor his older brother Micheal Johnson telephoned anyone to alert them that Phylicia was missing. It also possibly explains why there was no sense of urgency on Deena’s part to get home. She just may have been unaware that there was a problem, but this still doesn’t offer explanation why no one practically talked to the child that day or went by the apartment to check on her while there were males around. According to Bryan, once Deena became aware that Phylicia was missing, she telephone him and Kelly to see if she were with either of them. Bryan stated he was the one that advised Deena Barnes to call their father “in case something bad had happened”. Bryan said he left work and went to Deena’s. He said during these initial hours of trying to locate Phylicia. Glenton, Dulaney, and “Krazy” were all there, but no Micheal Johnson. Bryan said that while he was there, he observed several young men who appeared to be friends of “Krazy” come to the apartment, go into his room, and close the door. In my mine it’s troubling that he could conduct himself with in a “business as usual” fashion considering the alarming events going on at the apartment where he lived. I don’t know, that’s just me. I would not have been able to entertain any company what so ever with the baby sister of my roommate missing. Real men become extremely proactive when a child is missing, especially a female child living in their home. “Krazy’s” behavior is suspicious to say the least. Bryan said that in the wake of his little sister’s disappearance all of the Barnes who lived in Baltimore began coming over to Deena’s place. He went on to say that the Johnson’s, who are an extremely large family were disturbingly mute, and non involved. Bryan revealed that some other Johnson family members used to live in the same apartment building, were frequent visitors, and all knew Phylicia. With everyone there at Deena’s, Micheal Johnson returned back at the apartment in the early morning hours, and offered the rationalization that he was asleep. Bryan said MJ’s eyes were blood shot red and said, “I wouldn’t doubt it if he was on drugs”. This is something Bryan said he believes was one of the reasons Deena broke it off with Micheal. Bryan said MJ did stayed the night of Decenmber 28, at Deena’s and he himself also stayed 3 days consecutively hoping his baby sister would come back to the apartment. Bryan said he observed MJ the entire time he stayed there, and he just sat on the couch and basically said nothing. Bryan stated, “If we asked him questions he would speak and answer them, but he just sat there quiet”. The behavior Bryan described while observing MJ depicts the complete apathy that Johnson family members displayed in the initial phase of Phylica’s disappearance. Bryan sad he began doing his own investigation by walking around the apartment complex talking to people. He revealed something that hasn’t been made public. Neighbors in the apartment complex advised Bryan that the day Phylicia went missing, they heard noises in the hallway, got up and went to their door, and observed Micheal Johnson struggling to carry a tote like container. Bryan stated, “I am 6′,4″ and Micheal is 6′, 2″. I don’t know why a guy his size would have a problem carrying something like that” It hasn’t been confirmed whether Bryan’s account is accurate, but it’s extremely explosive and very pertinent to the case if the authorities could give a summation with eye witnesses who can testify to such an account during a criminal trial. Many have suspected that Phylicia’s body may have been transported out of the apartment in some fashion, because no one reportedly saw the child leave on her own or accompanied by someone. Also, the Police dog lost the child’s scent at the main entrance to the apartment building. Bryan revealed that the spot where the dog lost her scent is reportedly one parking space away from where Micheal Johnson’s car had been parked that day. Bryan said part of his discussion with Deena was whether or not anything was missing from her apartment after learning the door was left ajar, but after he obtained this information about MJ in the hallway, he told Deena to make sure there wasn’t anything missing, and that’s when Deena looked again and discovered that a large tote was in fact gone from the apartment. Bryan did say, “He was moving out of the apartment and I am not gonna say his property wasn’t in there (the tote)”, but Bryan and I both agreed that the neighbor’s account was a very powerful revelation. During the organized searches for Phylicia, Bryan Barnes said he along with family, friends, and volunteers combed the streets, bus stops and other areas near the apartment complex seeking anything they could find out about what happened to his sister. Bryan said he even went to the Reisterstown Road Plaza and had the cameras reviewed to see if Phylicia actually came to the mall that day. The cameras revealed nothing, and completely discredited MJ’s alleged account that the young child had gone there to get food. When the massive searches were conducted no one from the Johnson’s family participated. Bryan said the Baltimore County Fire Department (his co-workers) donated $600.00 dollars to help organize searches. “Everyone who didn’t have to help look for my sister contributed. But Micheal Johnson, who said Phylicia was his sister didn’t help look for her”. In fact, Bryan said the entire 4 months leading up to the child’s nude body being discovered in a river, they hadn’t heard anything from any of the Johnson’s. Bryan and I also talked about how quiet they all have been in this entire case. So, I asked Bryan if he believed Micheal Johnson was directly responsible for his sister’s murder and he said, “Everything that I know about this case, from what I have been told, and my own investigation, points to one person, and one person only. It all points to him (Micheal Johnson)”. Bryan continued saying, “He knows who did what or something. It points to him nobody else”. Bryan Barnes maintained his personal belief that members of his family are not involved in the murder of his little sister and said, “Phylicia was coming here to go to Towson. Why would we kill her. People are saying we are jealous of her and this and that. Phylicia was very hyped up (hyper) and very fun. We were all getting to know her. It’s just crazy what people are saying”. Bryan also conveyed that his sister Deena Barnes is very hurt by what the public thinks about her. Bryan’s perception about Phylicia’s murder case appear very real and genuine. He persistently made it a point to indicate a clear distinction between what information he was told from what was actually his own personal account in which he witnessed. Some within the public were discouraged after learning that I would be speaking with him regarding Phylicia’s case, because they believed that untruths were told by the child’s sisters. I didn’t detect any attempt of deception on Bryan’s part when posing questions to him. Bryan was fanatical regarding distinguishing fact from hearsay. My experience in interviewing people tends to lead me to believe what Bryan had to say was actually how he feels things actually transpired in this case. The only inconsistencies in Bryan’s account that I observed is the fact that Dulaney came back to the apartment and found Phylicia missing. I am confused about this, because MJ supposedly took him home because he didn’t have permission to be at Deena’s. Did he go get permission to be there? The other contrasting account is that Bryan said the Johnson family was a very big family who had relatives who used to live in the same apartment building as Deena. He said because MJ and other family members stayed with Deena, he was sure they all came down to visit. That part of Bryan’s account has a strong contrast to what he had previously stated, that there wasn’t a volume of males coming and going from Deena’s apartment. I must reiterate that Bryan admitted he didn’t know many of these Johnson family members because there were just to many of them, and it must be considered that these are also accounts that Bryan was simply told about the activity occurring at his sister’s place. I talk to Bryan about some of the images posted on the TPC blog and the caliber of people that Deena was associate with, and he did acknowledge the negative character of some of these individuals that I have portrayed. At the conclusion of our discussion, Bryan made it known that the authorities, chiefly the Federal Bureau of Investigations (F.B.I) have expressed to him that an arrest will be made. “We have been told that they are confident with this investigation. We don’t know when. We don’t know how many people, but we were told it’s going down”. Bryan said he wants the authorities to take their time so that the person(s) can be caught. “I don’t want them to rush and the person(s) gets off and double jeopardy comes into play”. Bryan gave a very enlightening perspective about the murder mystery of beautiful Phylicia Simone Barnes, and it remains unclear whether a watching public’ opinion will be altered by his account related to suspicion of his family’s possible complicity to murder in this case. There remains so many unanswered questions. I thank Bryan for his candor, courage, and taking time to speak with me. We all are continuing to pray for justice for Phylicia.

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23 Responses to “The Phylicia Barnes Story: Bryan Barnes Breaks Family’s Silence And Says His Late Sister’s Murder “Points To One Person, And One Person Only””

  1. Nicole says:

    I feel better knowing that Bryan “repeatedly made it clear that much of his knowledge about the case stems from what he was told by his sisters”—> therefore his perspective is from the perspective of Deena & Kelly & the other various stories/rumors that we have all heard . . . MY OPINION—> a last attempt to “take the heat off of Deena & Kelly”

    He was never said to be placed or hanging out at that apartment, he wasn’t in any of the pictures that Deena and the various people were in nude, passed out on floors, dazed, drunk, high, smoking weed, and looking wild, crazy, and like they have been partying for days, Bryan didn’t witness any of it first hand, so he can’t give his true account.

    I believe Bryan is one of those blood is thicker than water people—> so he definitely going to speak on behalf of Deena & Kelly–> I guess it would be expected that he would put something on the record for his sisters before they go down . . . 1 thing of his conscious, he tried! You get an A for Effort Bryan . . . but they still are going to be charged with something. They have lied, conspired, contributed to the delinquency of a minor, Deena said she gave her vodka to lower her inhibitions and let her smoke a few puffs of weed, hindered, delayed. Deena nor Kelly nor Russell have showed any true emotions and upset concerning Phylicia’s death. They are all going on with life like nothing has happened. Deena was evicted from her apartment because the office did not know of all of the things Deena had going on there. http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiry-index.jsp

    The best thing Deena & Kelly can do to implicate themselves is go to the police department and offer to take lie detector tests and come clean. Can you get them to do that Bryan? Then that means they are truly being honest and coming clean with everything.

    (I am not being mean/rude/whatever, just my opinions and my feelings)

    If the lies about men coming in and out of Deena’s apartment were not true, then why was there pictures all on Deena’s and the other guys with her tagged in them. You can look at the blogs on here and see that’s a lie. So if him and russell didn’t know, they definitely know now. So Bryan is blatantly lying and trying to manipulate people as well. Mr. Adams himself has posted various pictures from Deena’s apartment with men all in the apartment even with pictures with Phylicia, Deena, Mike, Glenton, and Dorian. And you can look on their facebook, myspace and twitter pages and see all of the partying they did at Deena’s apartment and were a picture with about 5-6 men passed out on deena’s living room floor.

    Okay, it’s not coincidence that Deena would ask Phylicia to stay home because of her partying and drinking? That was a setup by Deena! I can see if Phylicia volunteered to stay home, but for Deena to tell her to stay home, Deena already knew what the plans were for Phylicia and what Bryan just said gave it away. And if she knew the girl was tired from the partying, why wouldn’t you check on her? Phylicia was unable to make it to work from the partying to just sit there but Deena was able to make it to work and have to do physical work? I don’t think so!

    Yea, Bryan is right—> that is definitely where the story gets cloudy! It’s no way in this world that is the truth, that might have been told to Bryan—> he might be telling what is supposed to be “truth” to him, but that’s a lie from the pits of hell.

    It’s no doubt, hands down that Ray Charles could see that Michael is a suspect–> Deena is definitely a suspect as well–> I would put money on Michael & Deena being directly involved. I think Kelly might have came in at the tail end of it, like covering up if she wasn’t directly involved. She has definitely lied and covered things up! —> TO CLEAR UP ALL OF THIS! CAN DEENA, KELLY, RUSSELL –> GET DETAILED BILLING FROM THEIR CELL PHONES TO PROVE THAT THEY INDEED CALLED AND TEXTED PHYLICIA. ANYBODY CAN GET A DETAILED BILLING AND GO SHOW IT TO THE POLICE AND IMPLICATION YOURSELF!!! IT WILL SHOW HOW LONG THEY TALKED IN MINUTES, EVERY CALL, EVERY TEXT TO THE NUMBER. PRODUCE YOUR PHONE RECORD DEENA TO SHOW EXACTLY WHO YOU CALLED AFTER YOU “ARRIVED HOME AND NOBODY WAS THERE!” I DON’T BELIEVE THAT. The first person anyone would have called would have been the police!!!!

    ~~~okay timeout~~~ If Michael was carrying a heavy duffle bag and moving stuff out of the apartment, why in the hell was he “staying 3 consecutive nights there?! That doesn’t make any sense if he was moving the last bit of his stuff out in that bag he was “seen” carrying and it was the last, what happened? Why was he staying there if all of his stuff was gone and deena was upset that he was with another girl and “phylicia so called confirmed” the picture on facebook of him hugged up with some girl! I don’t think so!!!

    Where is this witness that saw Michael carrying a bag? Have the police not talked with them yet? Has anyone not investigated Michael’s car? Let the police dog smell and sniff to see if they could’ve found the scent of Phylicia in there?

    How would Deena mysteriously notice a “tote” being missing out of all of the things you could look for? I think Deena knew something was significant with that tote! Has police talked to this neighbor?

    “Everything that I know about this case, from what I have been told, and my own investigation, points to one person, and one person only. It all points to him (Micheal Johnson)”. Bryan continued saying, “He knows who did what or something. It points to him nobody else—> I think that Bryan thinks Michael killed Phylicia or was directly involved with others–> but is trying to take any responsibility off of Deena & Kelly. —> Deena definitely was involved!!!!—-> this statement proves it: Bryan Barnes maintained his personal belief that members of his family are not involved in the murder of his little sister and said–> Deena is definitely involved in the planning/plotting/conspiracy–> definitely!!!

    Nobody cares what Deena thinks, she is hurt of what people thinks of her? No bitch! You should be hurt that you neglected to take Phylicia to work with you that day and that she probably would still be living if you did.

    What does her having to go with Townson mean? Nothing, people kill people everyday for various reasons, that means nothing! They have lied over and over and over again. Tell her to go offer to take a lie detector test and on peasinthepod and get interviewed again and see how the conversation goes.

    Yea it is going down! Don’t get caught up in the lies Bryan! You know in your heart what the truth if! I don’t expect much out of deena, kelly, or russell, you are for the citizens! Regardless, do the right thing.

    My conclusion: Bryan gave his perspective from what he was told! I read this twice and I can’t help but feel Bryan feels totally different and that he just gave the perspective of what he was told! They are confident arrests will be made! I am confident too that they already know what exactly the truth is and that everybody involved will be going down!

    I hope a 2nd interview can be done at that time and see if the story remains the same. Justice for Phylicia Barnes!

  2. waitingonjustice says:

    Very interesting. Not to bash at all but his interview with Peas was the same. He told what he knew and was very clear to communicate what was his opinion and what was told to him. The problem and through no fault of his own is his sisters story and at times lack thereof an explanation. This interview brought some enlightening new information but again the only persons that can answer those questions aren’t talking. I would like to know 1) how could Deena allow the activities that were going on in her house? A lot of things that at the very least contribute to delinquincy of a minor. Did she no longer have control over her own home? 2) not only was MJ staying there so was his drug obssessed cousin Krazy. Why when you PROMISED it would be just you and Phylicia. 3) birds of a feather flock together so how could she even tolerate living with someone like that if she wasn’t somehow at some point indulging in the same activities?

  3. Buffy The Deadbeat Daddy Slayer says:

    Bryan sit yo ass down and shut the hell up! Nothing new here to see folks! And I had to LOL at Bryan saying Michael looked high! I can’t help but wonder if he was high off a drug Deena supplied him with from her job! Yes nicole where are the detailed phone records? Phylicia had a smartphone so that should tell a lot of things. Bryan your horseface sister deena lied to you. Fat ass twinkie eating Kelly was stuffing her face and stayed away. She might be able to work a deal but no Deena not you! Bitch you are going to jail! DO NOT PASS GO! its about to go down seriously and Bryan its best you stay your fire fighting ass up out of it. Its too big for you! They are going down! ALL OF EM!

    • Nicole says:

      Bahahaha! Lmao so hard at Buffy right now. I know he didnt say anything that was not said before. Yea Phylicia stayed home while Deena went to divert some more pills. Smart deena smh. Hellbdid deena look high? Thats the pot calling the kettle black I was on edge wondering what in the world Bryan had to say. Thats the best you could do Bryan? You shouldve been said that.

  4. bemoregirl says:

    Mike was carrying phylicia’s body out in that bag and Deena knew it because she was there when Phylicia either drank too much or od’ed on something. She is just as guilty as Michael.

    • Nicole says:

      Mr. Adams can you arrange for me to interview Deena? Better yet can we do it together? I promise to be nice! ; ) I want to interview Russell too. PLEASE!!!

    • Nicole says:

      If she noticed the tote was gone why would she let him stay nights over thete? I would be scared to death, especially to go to sleep around him! Is Deena still a pharmacy tech? They need to look at their inventory good, watch out Parkville. Lord forbid Kelly working around ppl children. What if that was Kaleigh floating up that river? How would yall feel? You reap what you sow . . .

  5. JFPB says:

    Honestly I didn’t read the full interview because I feel like EVERY mother following this case…what is Bryan really going to say to try and keep Deena and Kelly out of jail???? NOW folks want to talk?? Like my previous post at this point the only talking I want to read is a CONFESSION to police. I’m sure they (police) realize the walls are closing in on the murderers. Start getting those affairs in order (tell your fam visiting hours etc.). The Mustafa family has every right to want all who lived in that h@ hole to sit on death row (remember Casey sat SCARED for 3yrs fellas) if it contrbuted to the demise of her child!!!

    Oh I read something interesting about the case of the 9yr old angel cut up by another child killing fool. Nancy Grace you will go to heaven because these cases are heart breaking! Someone said child killers think they can do the Casey Anthony, clam and lawyer up hoping to end up free. NEWS FLASH: If this trial is in B more the Prosecutor knows we have NO intention of letting Phylicia’s murderers WALK and I have served on a hostile jury in which I hung that sucka rather then let a thug back out onto the street!! The judge joked in open court he heard I had a rough time standing up to bullies (on the jury and knew the thug) who hated police!!! Might be middle class now but I came up in da hood! So police do your job and the citizens of B more will do ours….JFPB!!!!!

    Bryan you mean well but dear you don’t really know what went on in that apartment but I understand you love your sisters and the Mustafa Family GENUINELY loved Phylicia!!!

    Bryan (close you eyes like in A Time To Kill) and tell me what would you/Russell be doing right now if Deena/Kelly were found floating nude in a river in Monroe NC after visiting Phylicia……now open your eyes and lets go get justice……….

    • Nicole says:

      Wow! Well said! *SPEECHLESS*

    • Nicole says:

      If the Barnes are so sure Mike killed Phylicia, why did they let him sleep over there after the fact?

      • Nicole says:

        One of Kellys co-workers said she never showed up for work that day.

      • arrestthosefools says:

        Is that the time when it was said that MJ finally went back to the apartment in the middle of the morning and had a conversation with Russell? MJ must have hired or had help to hire an attorney the next day. Russell, if you are reading, are you able to validate? Did the Johnson crew try to underestimate you and your family? Did that crew paralyze 2 of your daughters mentally and silenced Phylicia forever on this Earth? Today is December 28th. Where are the handcuffs?

  6. Fancy says:

    Nicole you are truly on point! I have to hand it to you, you have taken the words and then some out of my mouth.

    • Nicole says:

      Thank you! I am just being real and honest. It just really doesn’t make any sense. I don’t understand why they haven’t arrested them yet. All of the evidence is really there. I don’t understand why anyone would cover up and take up for them. I wouldn’t trust them with a roach’s life much less my own. I would be scared to death to be in the presence of any of them, especially asleep around them. I feel so bad for Phylicia and what she went through. That child did not deserve that. It’s like your worst nightmare coming true. Everybody that was supposed to be protecting her in Baltimore failed her, and are still failing her. Then they are just going on with life like nothing has happened. How in the hell do they sleep at night, how do they go on from day to day. It’s been a year and nobody has broken yet? How in the world? I am just going to continue praying that justice is soon to be served for this sweet child. I pray that she made it to Heaven. It’s the saddest, most heart breaking thing I’ve ever heard of. God Bless her soul.

  7. arrestthosefools says:

    Much time was wasted in the beginning. More description is now being giving that was probably giving to LE in the beginning, AFTER people probably got caught in lies, from pings and phone images & probably a video or so.

    I believe noises were heard in the hallway. MJ’s neighbors were probably close to him. If they heard unusual noise, they would have felt comfortable enough to investigate to see what was happening and many ppl are nosy. If MJ was having so much difficulties carrying a heavy object and his neighbors saw or heard, wouldn’t they have assisted him? Or perhaps they wanted to avoid him because they heard arguing before they observed him removing something so heavy. I guess he must have moved each of his remaining (objects) alone. Including Phylicia. He had help. Had to have. Criminals always return back to the scene of the crime and why would all of a sudden he would be left to move alone when many of his male family he is close too were there or around to help him? Didn’t William mention he was on work leave around that time? Lil Senca couldn’t have been working that day, from reading his tweets.

    It is now no secret the behavior that took place in the apt. Of Course ppl traveled in and out of the apt. ppl who smoke stick together, drug dealers always look for a spot to hang out at, so do ppl who are under age and ppl who don’t want to make other places hot, such as their parents house! They always pick a spot that is convenient for them. They pick a (sucker) who doesn’t know how to speak up to kick ppl out.

    Yes, most of the ppl that went in and out of the apt were probably mainly MJ’s family and most of their friends. No, not just his family would come in and out. They are young guys and they have male friends. Friends that are into music, drugs and sex.

    The young man, who I think is under age, that was mentioned in the blog above, was up all night as well. He had tweeted to another young lady in the middle of the morning. If he spent the night at the apt, he was awake and had access to twitter.

    If MJ’s eyes were blood shot red, on twitter, his younger brother (lil s/bootz) tweeted that he and somebody named Mike smoked mixed something in the hooka. Bootz began traveling the rds of B-More around lunch time. Later in the afternoon one of the guys that hang out with the J’s mentioned that his boys were about to meet up with him. It was one of the guys that is involved with music.

    If ppl in the apt building heard bumps in the hallway, they also should have heard Phylicia complaining!!!!

    The problem is, the inconsistencies in the ppl that were interviewed. They were close to the two families, withheld evidence, remained silent or contributed to the crime.

    A life was unnecessarily taken. Taken for a 16 year old who they knew couldn’t keep up and was too naive for the adult and illegal activity that had taken place during Phylicia’s visit. Out of control ppl who didn’t care enough to protect Phylicia. I still say where is the love?

    Like William once stated, family over everything but he was mistaking because Phylicia was suppose to be family! He also said something like (forget) this mess that’s going on. And that is why the public saw such an none caring emotion towards Phylicia’s disappearance. They already knew what had taken place.

    • arrestthosefools says:

      Also, It was stated that Phylicia stated that SHE Felt uncomfortable about the different males that was traveling in and out of the apt. We know Phylicia didn’t have nothing to lie about! We’re not going to take no credit away from how and what Phylicia felt or said!!!

      Family or no family, Phylicia said she felt uncomfortable with thugs running in and out while she was there visiting. She said she didn’t feel right with how someone came on to her. It must to have been quite strong. Plus, drinking, drugs, probably lots of talk about sex and disrespecting females. With so much that was going on, Phylicia should not have never been left alone to fend for herself.

  8. arrestthosefools says:

    Our laws need to be changed. This is BS

  9. Follower says:

    Bryan this interview was all about you trying to clear Deena’s name, and nothing else. You stated that “When Phylicia’s mother returned to North Carolina and made those statements. She saw the list and probably didn’t know some of the people and assumed all those people were strangers”. Bryan denied that his sister’s place had high traffic of unknown strange males”. But in the same breath you mentioned that “he observed several young men who appeared to be friends of “Krazy” come to the apartment, go into his room, and close the door.” Tell me Bryan aren’t they strangers; because you didn’t mention any of their names, did you know them? Therefore, I can accurately say that Ms. Janice is correct to when she stated that a high volume of men were in and out of the Deena’s apartment.
    Michael you better know that they are throwing you under the bus. You better speak up dude, don’t go down by yourself. You better start snitching and tell what Deena’s part is in all of this and whomever else are involved. This isn’t rocket science; even a six year old can figure this out.

  10. Fancy says:

    Phylicia has been to visit Deena a couple of times MJ has been eyeing her tells Deena he wants her too, get her to come back to visit for the holidays, she gives her drugs to loosen her up, because Phylicia was uncomfortable around all this activity. I can guarantee Deena was coaxing Phylicia all the way to try this try that, and I know that crowd is into anything goes If MJ forced his self on Phylicia so did Deena she was apart if it too!

  11. Nessa says:

    Bryant stop it while your ahead, your either being misinformed by your sibblings or your just as guilty as them if you believe that shit. Deena really needs prayer from us all, who would do such a thing to her own blood and why? Why in the hell does she have images of her sister and Mike nude, why, why,why. My question is just this Why did she have to die? I have been following this story since day 1, I was at the vigil earlier this year and all I’m gonna say is Russell you really need help. This has touched people in ways you could never imagine, and yet Deena still doesn’t feel the need to come forward with what she know’s. God have mercy on each and everyone that had any involvement with this young ladies death.

    • Fancy says:

      Deena needs to be in jail! Point Blank!! I’m getting mad reading all this evidence and still no arrest. just read the Baltimore Sun and saw the picture of the Barnes clan at the church having all these vigils who are they trying to impress.

  12. Nicole says:

    I am so shocked right about now! This is just the worst story gone wrong 1000 times . . . . Shauntel should have been in Monroe supporting her mom and what they had going on with Phylicia. That would have lasted much longer than her being up in Baltimore popping pills & bottles with deena and kelly

  13. Followers says:

    Bryan if friends and family are the only people in and out of Deena’s apartment, it is safe to say, that woman who’s nude in bed, should I assume that she’s family or a friend? Another safe question, since Krazy resides with Deena and you are aware of friends and family in and out of her apartment, may I speculate that you are aware of the drugs in Deena’s apartment? One last question, Deena had a party @ her house and her guests were running around nude inside and outside, are they family or friends? Bryan you are your father’s child, such idiots.

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