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Family speaks out after deadly Jasper bar fight

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A picture of Timothy, top left corner, that the family shared with 14 News. A picture of Timothy, top left corner, that the family shared with 14 News.
Both Osborn and Parks are free on bond and will be in court on Monday. Both Osborn and Parks are free on bond and will be in court on Monday.

An autopsy revealed that 41-year-old Timothy Stafford died from blunt force trauma to the head after a fight with two men outside of a Jasper bar. 

Now the suspects, 23-year-old Leslie Osborn Jr. and 22-year-old Zachary Parks, of Petersburg, are free on bond after being arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter.  

Timothy's family and friends tell 14 News that they don't understand how the two suspects are walking free as they grieve for a man they cherished and say they will miss more than anything.

"All our family here wants is justice," said Jim Stafford, the victim's twin brother.

Timothy's brother, sister, parents, and wife all say they're mourning not only the loss of a man they loved dearly, but also the fact that the alleged suspects are out on the streets not behind bars. 

"Them two ripped my heart out and stomped on it. There ain't nothing that's going bring him back, nothing," Jim said. 

"I don't know what I'm going to do without him. I don't think they should get away with this," Timothy's wife, Laura Stafford, told 14 News.

Police say early last Saturday morning at JR's Bar, Timothy got involved in a fight with the two suspects and it was the injuries he got from that fight that led to his death. A death his family says has left them broken hearted. 

"It just seemed like he lit up the room," said Susan Stafford, Timothy's mother. 

Now they are trying to move on without Timothy. 

"No one should have to go through something like that," Michael Stafford, Timothy's father, said.  

The family says they want to see the suspects pay for what they've done. 

"They need to be in jail so they don't do it to anybody else," Jim said. 

"We want justice for him and we won't rest until we get it," said Stacey Schuetter, the victim's sister. 

Parks and Osborn are free after posting bonds of $1,000. Each are set to appear in court for the first time Monday and the family says they plan to be there. 

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