– Heart of Darkness – The Handling and Death of Kyle Brennan
In Memory of KYLE BRENNAN (Killed by Scientology in 2007)
From numerous websites, “The Truth for Kyle Brennan” – volumes of information is available that clearly indicates a botched police investigation and cover-up concerning the suspicious death of Kyle Brennan who died from a single shot to the head from his father’s .357 Magnum pistol.
Although Kyle’s death occurred back on Feb. 16, 2007, the media and Anonymous continue to dig and press on for details – with little or no cooperation from the Clearwater Police department. Many say that the death of Kyle Brennan is highly suspect of being a homicide covered up to look like suicide.
“One expert who examined the forensic reports independently has declared that it would have been impossible for Kyle to have committed suicide and not left fingerprints on the weapon or the notes in his pockets. Another expert has pointed out that the nature of the head wound and trajectory of the bullet are indicative not of suicide but of homicide.”
So, what really happened while Kyle was at his father’s apartment in Clearwater, Florida – Scientology’s mecca empire center? Will the truth eventually be discovered and those responsible be prosecuted for obstruction of justice and perhaps even murder? If Kyle Brennan did not commit suicide, as many claim, why would Scientology have him killed – if this is the cases?
One of the major, sacred tenets of Scientology is that psychiatry and psychiatric medications are evil. They are forbidden. Scientology’s hatred of psychiatry is extreme and vicious. Kyle Brennan’s psychiatrist, Dr. Stephen McNamara, diagnosed him with mild depression and social anxiety, a condition not uncommon among college students. McNamara prescribed for Kyle the anti-depressant Lexapro.
As a practicing Scientologist, Kyle’s father, Tom Brennan, could not have a relationship with his son if Kyle was violating Scientology’s anti-psychiatry tenet. So, when Kyle arrived in Clearwater to visit his father on February 8, 2007, Brennan was faced with a troubling situation—he had an SP staying in his apartment. Brennan no doubt immediately reported his dilemma to his Scientology superiors, including, of course, his Scientology “auditor” (or spiritual advisor), Denise Miscavige Gentile—twin sister of the organization’s controversial leader, David Miscavige.
Tom Brennan was ordered to “handle” his son – a well-known Scientology term that means taking care of a situation and removing the trouble source, his own son, Kyle. Being an “Enemy” in the eyes and tenants of Scientology, and according to L. Ron Hubbard, Kyle, “May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to, or destroyed.”
Tom Brennan and David Miscavige’s twin sister, Denise Miscavige, attempted to handle Kyle again during his last days in Clearwater on his second visit in February 2007 where he met his death. Kyle refused to take vitamins which his father bought and which are Scientology’s replacement for antidepressants and other drugs. Denise spoke to Victoria Britton on the phone to persuade her to send Kyle to Scientology’s drug rehabilitation front group Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma where Denise had sent her drug-addicted daughter. Victoria was outraged.
Kyle successfully resisted the attempts to handle him, and Tom Brennan had little alternative but to lock Kyle’s medication in the trunk of his car a few days before Kyle was killed. With time being of the essence, Tom Brennan had to complete the handling Scientology demanded before Kyle left to return home.
So many unanswered questions remain, like, “Why was the GSR (gunshot residue) swabs taken from Kyle Brennan, in evidence, never processed? The gun’s owner and first person on the scene, Tom Brennan, were not subjected to any GSR swabbing for potential evidence of wrongdoing. Why?”
“The Church of Scientology falsely claims that Victoria Britton has repeatedly stated that her son Kyle was murdered. Not only is this untrue, but it was the defendants themselves who first mentioned in documents that homicide was possibly the cause of Kyle’s death. In the Answer and Affirmative Defenses of Defendant Thomas Brennan it states: “Kyle Brennan’s death was either a suicide or homicide constituting an intervening act.”
Is “the public supposed to consider it comprehensive and thorough police work when a responding officer interviews the most important person at the crime scene for only 20 minutes, never returns to the crime scene, simply hands over his report to the detective taking over the investigation—a detective who, it must be said, never visits the crime scene— and then destroys the notes of that first important interview?”