Organ Donation Helps Stillwater Family Cope With Tragic Loss

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Twenty-nine-year-old Adam McCloud died in Oct. 2012 after he was beaten at a Stillwater bar.

Eric Richard was convicted of first-degree assault after punching McCloud at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque. According to the criminal complaint, McCloud had spilled Richard’s drink and later refused to pay for it.

After McCloud’s death, his family found that they could keep his spirit alive by helping local charities.

Supper time at the Odebrecht household brings the family together. But every so often, they can’t help but think of who’s not at the dinner table.

Tara Odebrecht, McCloud’s sister, says her brother had an undeniable magnetism.

“He was like one of those guys that as soon as he entered the room … all eyes were on him. He just filled the room,” Tara said.

Pictures and memories are all that Tara and her family have left of her younger brother. Sixteen months has…

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