Stabbing victim's boyfriend said her brother 'seemed like a normal kid'
Charles Lyman said he never noticed anything alarming about Kayla Hensley's younger brother, who is now charged with murdering her. Lyman said Hensley was a wonderful girl, and the two were several months into a relationship and were in love.
Lyman said Hensley's brother, who is charged with stabbing her multiple times, ending in her death, is 13 or 14. The boy's name will remain out of the public record unless the case moves from juvenile to adult court.
"He seemed like a normal kid," Lyman said. "He and I, one time, shot hoops. We played video games one evening and hung out while Kayla fixed dinner."
Lyman said Hensley would sometimes mention fights she had with her brother, but nothing that drew alarm.
"I thought it was a brother, sister, just normal sibling fights," said Lyman. "Her brother would pick on her. Brothers do that. I have sisters."
Lyman said Hensley's brother was "pretty stout." But he does not know what happened between the siblings.
He does know his girlfriend was a wonderful young woman, who was unable to defend herself. She was hearing impaired and had cerebral palsy. Lyman said none of that mattered to her. He said he adored her and is still in shock and grieving.
"She didn't deserve what happened to her. She had leg problems, so she couldn't defend herself," Lyman said.