The Morellos, meanwhile, feel utterly lost. They still wonder whether they had been good parents to Andrew. They worry, too, about the damage they may have inflicted on their three other children: Have they been so obsessed with this shooting that they've neglected their other kids? What's wrong with them, they ask, that they can't put Andrew's death behind them?
"I don't even know that this marriage of 25 years will survive," says Andrea Morello, sitting in the kitchen of the family's North Miami home. "We've each been pulled in so many directions."
Not long ago the Morellos bought a house on the Gulf Coast. It's a place, Joe Morello explains, where the family has found a certain measure of peace. "The reason is that it is a place Andrew has never been. So there are no memories of Andrew there."
Then his thoughts return to the court case. "It's so hard to believe there aren't any more options."
The Morellos, however, may still have a court appearance ahead of them. Dade County has filed a motion demanding that Andrew Morello's estate and his family repay the county's costs of representing Laura Russell in their lawsuit.