On June 21, 2015, former major league outfielder Darryl Hamilton was murdered by an ex-girlfriend who took her own life moments later, according to police in Pearland, Texas.
Hamilton left behind three children, including a now 2-year-old son, Jaxon, whose mother, Monica Jordan, killed Hamilton just two days after they finalized a custody arrangement for their son.
Hamilton also left behind an older brother, John Hamilton. He shared with USA TODAY Sports a remembrance of Darryl Hamilton, a version of which appears here:
I Miss My Brother
It’s been a year now that you were tragically and senselessly taken away from us. And it’s been a year now that I haven’t heard your voice, your silly laugh or seen your smiling face. Everyone that I’ve spoken to, some that have experienced a similar loss, some that know someone that has, or some that are simply issuing kind words say that “time will heal your broken heart”, say that in time “you will feel better and you won’t hurt as much”.
This may be the case for most and…