Brianna Denison

The Bring Bri Justice Foundation will use all
available resources to help our community
and their families by raising awareness
about violent crimes, personal safety,
and ensuring justice is served.

These are the focus areas of the Foundation's efforts:

  • ~ DNA Legislation
  • ~ Brianna Guides - kits designed to aid those with missing loved ones
  • ~ Community Personal Safety

Recent news

Tapas and Teddie Bears - A Strolling Luncheon and Silent Auction - October 14, 2010 - 10:30am - Eldorado Hotel Casino

posted on: September 15, 2010

20 themed teddy bears to be auctioned as well as raffles

A benefit to enhance personal safety in Nevada

A Strolling Luncheon and Silent Auction Featuring Themed Teddie Bears,

Boutique Shopping and a 50/50 the Eldorado Convention Center

Thursday, October 14, 2010.Doors open at 10:30am

Featured Guest Speaker: Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

Call 329.7788  or click here to purchase online

$45 in advance $55 at the door $400 for a group of 1050/50

Raffle: 1-$5, 3-$10, 10-$20

In giving Biela four life sentences for rape and kidnap, judge says he terrorized community

posted on: July 30, 2010

In addition to the death sentence a jury ordered last month for killing Brianna Denison, a judge today sentenced James Biela to four consecutive life prison terms for raping Denison and two others.

Biela's violent attacks escalated from a rape in a parking garage, to kidnapping to murder, Judge Robert Perry said. He deserves to be sentenced separately for each of these violent crimes, Perry said.

"Not only were these people terrorized, but the community was terrorized as well," he said, adding that public safety is his first concern and he wants to ensure that Biela remains in prison even if his death sentence is over-turned on appeal.

Deputy District Attorney Elliott Sattler praised the judge's decision.

"If anyone deserves the maximum possible punishment it's James Michael Biela," Sattler said.

Co-prosecutor Chris Hicks agreed.

"(Perry) listened to all of the testimony. He's well aware of the kind of guy Biela is," Hicks said. "I commend him for the sentence."

Lauren Denison, Brianna's aunt, said the family came to court today to support the other two victims and was pleased that the judge ordered a separate sentence for each crime.

"Judge Perry made it count for them," she said. "He validated the attacks on them."

Biela, who sat in court in a red jail jumpsuit and a black bulletproof vest, declined to make a statement during the hearing. His family, who lined the row of seats behind him, did not wish to comment.

Judge Robert Perry set July 30 as the date for sentencing.

posted on: June 16, 2010

On Wednesday, June 2, the jury in the James Biela murder trial rejected defense arguments for life without parole and sentenced Biela to death. Judge Robert Perry set July 30 as the date for sentencing on kidnapping and sexual assault charges against two other women, crimes Biela was also found guilty of in addition to the murder of Brianna Denison. Biela will be transfered to Ely State Prison to be housed with other Nevada death row inmates.

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