LAT media writer James Rainey’s tribute to slain brother

Robert Rainey

Robert Rainey was murdered in his chiropractic office on Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles last week. Robbery is believed to be the motive as his wallet was missing.

He was “a gentle man,” Los Angeles Times media reporter James Rainey writes in a tribute to his brother.

He didn’t pick fights or look for trouble. He had a kind heart. When he watched his nieces and nephews singing in school plays or playing soccer he had that wonderful, broad smile. More than you can say of most men in their 50s, he was something of an innocent—wanting to believe the best about the world and the people who live in it.

He deserved a much better, more humane end.

* Read the tribute on James Rainey’s Facebook page
* Slain chiropracter “wanted to believe the best about the world” (LAT)