Former NFL linebacker Brandon Short is still mourning the loss of his daughter who was found fatally shot in the head back in 2021. Short’s 26-year-old daughter, Karli, was pregnant at the time of her death.
On Monday, the Allegheny County District’s Attorney’s office announced that it intends to seek the death penalty against Isaac Smith, the man who is accused of killing Short.
Smith is accused of shooting and killing Karli Short in McKeesport in September 2021. Investigators said Smith is the father of that unborn child.
Short was 26-years-old and 17-weeks pregnant when she died.
No court date has been set at this time.
The 44-year-old father wrote about his daughter’s passing in a Facebook post.
“My heart is broken. I’ve lost the light of my life, my oldest daughter Karli passed away this morning in a senseless act of gun violence,” Short wrote. “The love she had was so pure and true,” he shared. “The world lost a beautiful soul. Thank you to everyone who has reached out and please keep our family in your prayers as we struggle through this difficult time.”
The former professional football player played for seven seasons in the NFL for the New York Giants and the Carolina Panthers.