One critical witness who had suffered a stroke "felt compelled after his life's circumstances had changed that he owed it to himself and his family to come forward with the truth," Kispert said.
What has emerged from multiple witness accounts is that there was a fight between Gailey and another man identified as Harry "Cowboy" Taylor and Johnson was trying to stop it when he received a blow to his head with a handgun that made him fall to the ground and hit the concrete, Kispert said.
"My son was a good Samaritan and he lost his life," Weaver said.
"If he had to lose his life, I'm proud he lost his life doing a good thing," she said. "I think he is looking down on us and just so proud that we never gave up, that we got to the bottom of this. I feel him around me, and when I see him again, we will rejoice."
Weaver said that these past eight years have helped her get through the grieving process.
"It kept me busy," she said. "And our story shows that there is light at the end of the tunnel... Anger doesn't really help you. Hate doesn't guide you. I don't hate Jason. I don't think he deliberately tried to kill Ronnie, but we got to own what we do."
Gailey has been charged with second degree murder. He has yet to be arraigned and has not entered a plea. Court documents said he would be assigned a public defender.