SARNIA -- Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley says he won't respond to charges that he accused former world boxing champion Steve Molitor of having no remorse for the family of a girl murdered by his brother Jeremy.
Bradley made his statement yesterday, after Molitor told the Sarnia Observer the mayor had made inaccurate statements about him.
The dispute traces back to a story that appeared in the Toronto Sun last fall.
The basic thrust of the article was that Molitor is not popular in Sarnia because Jeremy is a convicted murderer.
"I've been disappointed personally by his public adoration of his brother," the mayor said. "Expressing that adoration publicly is disrespectful to the family of Jeremy Molitor's victim."
Molitor said he loves his brother, but condemns Jeremy's crime.
Molitor said the mayor "implied that I had no remorse for the crime that my brother committed, when I have expressed remorse in the past."
Molitor said he had invited Bradley to his home to talk about the issues brought up in the Sun article. "Unfortunately, I never heard back from him so I have no alternative but to defend myself," he said.
However the mayor told the Observer that he "was not going to bother responding to him."