Today Mr. Reed was transported to his new home in El Dorado. Brandon found himself the subject of a countrywide manhunt at the end of 2008. According to court records Brandon, who has a history of domestic violence, violated a protection order filed by his now ex-wife in early 2008. Lucky for her she got out of an abusive relationship when she did, because his murder victim didn’t.
Christina Osburn, 21, who was pregnant at the time of her slaying was found dead in her Shawnee apartment early Friday, November 28, 2008. Reed was then sought in connection with the crime. His 2002 Pontiac Grand Am took him to Catarina, Texas before he was apparently involved in and ran from an accident that started his car ablaze. Hours after the accident, police received calls of a suspicious looking man hitch-hiking along a dirt road in Catarina. That was the end of his running.
On April 9, 2009, to avoid the death penalty, Reed plead guilty to Capitol Murder and was sentenced to Life in Prison without parole.