Trial Coverage: The Murder Of Father John Mast

Lewiston, ID August 22, 2023 (The Oklahoma Post) –

The State of Idaho has taken up the prosecution of James R. Brashear for the family of homicide victim John A. Mast, his children, and his close friends. Day 1 of the trial began today. The slain man’s father, along with Steven R. Mast, Michael W. Mast, and Betty R. Troyer, who are John Mast’s siblings, are seeking justice. The cowardly defendant is James R. Brashear, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of John Mast.

Mr. John Mast, a 40-year-old North Dakota man, was expecting to pick up his children in the parking lot of the Lewiston Rosauers grocery store on a Friday evening but was violently murdered by his former father-in-law. Tragically, John A. Mast died a short time later at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim’s family had not been able to have relations with the children due to the mother and James Brashear withholding and alienating John Mast from his children. Parental alienation describes a process in which a child becomes estranged from their parents due to the psychological manipulation of the other parent or government agency. It’s a part of their arsenal of hate and revenge perhaps, to achieve their ends. No federal or state laws regulating parental alienation exist in the United States, but most believe the practice is child abuse.

The public trial footage from Idaho on this site is provided via video feed; courtesy of Dad Talk Today. Dad Talk Today was started in 2019 by founder Eric Carroll to promote the challenges men and fathers are facing. Family court is a multi-billion dollar industry that profits off the destruction of families. In 3 short years Dad Talk has grown a following of over 600,000 people who are affected by this broken system. Dad Talk Today aims to encourage and educate parents as to what is going on and how to prevent it from happening to other parents.

(Writing by Robbie Robertson; Editing by Robbie Robertson)

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