A court setting for the man accused of stabbing four UT student turns into a healing moment for the mother of the student killed in the attack. She was able to meet one of the victims for the first time.
"I'm smiling because you're standing,” said Lori Brown.
Lori Brown poses for a photo with a young man she has been thinking of since May first…
The day she lost her son Harrison.
UT student Stuart Bayliss, Harrison and two other students were stabbed on campus. They identified fellow student, 21-year-old Kendrex White as the person who attacked them.
Bayliss described that day.
"When he stabbed me it didn't hurt. I guess the shock of it, that's why I reached around back ‘cause I didn't know what it was. I pulled the knife out that's when I turned around and looked at him. He was just really calm like nothing happened and then me and my friend Andy yelled run to get people out of there,” said Bayliss.
He and Harrison’s family went to the Travis County courthouse Thursday for a court setting.
Until that moment, Brown had never met Bayliss. He got the chance to show her a bracelet he made in her son's honor. It says “Harrison Brown forever with us.”
"I love that,” said Brown.
Brown carried a painting with a statement from a note bearing what she believes were her son's final thoughts.
"The last one is be happy,” said Brown. "This is such a treasure and I'm very happy to have it."
Harrison was stabbed in the chest. Last month, police returned his backpack with that note inside. "It was covered, saturated in blood and his glasses that he had on that morning were all smeared in blood,” said Brown.
While White's mental health was discussed inside the courtroom. Outside the focus was purely on the health of Bayliss others involved. Bayliss has since returned to school.
He is going through physical therapy so that he may continue on his path to becoming a marine.
"Just pray for everybody involved. Pray for Harrison and his family and his friends as well,” said Bayliss. "Harrison did not die in vain. His life has a lot of meaning behind it."
White has another court setting next week. UT will hold a memorial ceremony for Harrison Brown in November. His birthday, by the way was on Sunday. He would've been 20 years old.