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Softball Brawl Victim's Mother: 'We Didn't Do It'

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Rochester: Softball Brawl Victim's Mother: 'We Didn't Do It'
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"Bottom of my heart, he didn't have any enemies his whole life," said Sherry Andrews.

A life cut short too early. Dan Andrews died when he was punched in the back of the neck following a softball game three years ago.

"He was the epitome of a father,” said Sherry, Dan’s mom.

Sherry knew the man who served two years in prison for killing her son was out on parole. She says she didn't know where Sean Sanders was living; until someone shot up the home, in Gates, last week.

"Somebody called me up because I knew nothing, and I was like, you’ve got to be kidding me,” said Sherry.

Sherry wasn't sure what to think, and wasn't sure if she should say anything. Until she heard whispers suggesting the shooting might be some sort of retaliation. She wants to be clear.

"We didn't have anything to do with it," said Sherry.

Sherry says if she's mad at anyone or anything, it's a judicial system that let her son's killer spend just two years behind bars. There's bitterness toward Sanders, but not enough to try and kill him.

"We would never do anything to hurt anybody. We just don't have it in us. My saying is, we don't have to take care of Sean Sanders. Sean Sanders is going to do that all by himself."

Police in Gates are still investigating the shooting that allegedly targeted Sean Sanders. Sherry says investigators did talk to several members of the Andrews family.

"Everybody who took the lie detector test passed with flying colors," said Sherry.

Sherry Andrews says it's hard to walk into a bowling alley. Even the one in Hilton, Pleasure Lanes, which has a shrine to her late son. It's where Dan bowled the last of his 55 perfect games.

Mom spends her time making sure her son's three children are okay. She says not a day goes by that she doesn't think about Dan, or the man whose punch killed him.

"He can't hurt me any more than he's already hurt me," said Sherry.

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