AUSTIN (KXAN) - The Friday night out before David Villarreal would wind up dead started with a good time out with friends.
Bradley Barmer, Aaron Coronado and others were with Villarreal. They ate dinner at a restaurant on the ground level of the 360 Condos downtown, they headed out to some of their favorite bars and clubs.
"We went down the street to Rain and then to Castors next door, just doing our typical circuit around the bars," said Barmer.
"What I remember," Coronado said. "Is David was in a great mood that night. He was really happy."
But that was the last time Barmer and Coronado, or anyone else, would spend with him.
"Then David decided he wanted to go off on his own," Barmer said. "Once you realize that someone was killed and that their possessions were sold for, you know $250, it's just heart-wrenching knowing you're never going to get that person back, and that person would have literally given their stuff away if they knew that was what they wanted."
Bradley and Aaron say they initially found closure in the arrest of Matthew Bacon, but as they learned more details about what happened, they grew more angry.
"This was an unnecessary, unjust, offensive act of violence to someone who was nothing but good," Coronado said. "And for what, you know, stuff, an iPod and iPad."
They said David was truly someone who looked out for everyone.
"I know everybody says it but he was the best person I knew," Coronado said. "Every decision was out of fairness for everyone around him."
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