Shortly after the suspects were arrested, Byars talked to the media for the first time after his daughter's murder.
“I have had a hard time with feelings of anger to tell you the truth,” Byers said, "Shame on you. You've taken something very dear to us without cause.”
But that is not the only message he has for men accused of killing Amanda.
“What God wants from people is to repent of their sin and give their heart to Jesus. That’s what I’m supposed to be telling everybody that lives in this world. I’m supposed to share the good news of Jesus Christ."