Bryan worked as a school teacher and had an addiction to gambling which eventually lead to his untimely demise by Billy Fleeter for not paying his bookie. This case came to the attention of Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado and knew that Fleeter committed the murder. But when they investigated his death they couldn't get any solid evidence on Fleeter and as a result he walked. Miguel ended up telling his children that they couldn't get the evidence to convict and Fleeter walked away a free man. Later Miguel would tell this story to his friend Dexter Morgan and eventually avenged his death along with two other victims.