A man suspected of murdering his brother, sister-in-law, and a family friend reportedly did so because he thought his pharmacist brother was "killing people" by administering Covid vaccinations.
Authorities say Jeffrey Allen Burnham, shot and killed his brother, Brian Robinette, 58, and his sister-in-law, Kelly Sue Robinette, 57, on September 30, before fleeing.
The 46-year-old, from West Virginia, is also believed to have killed a friend of his mother's, Rebecca Reynolds, 83, the day before.
Police charging documents say Mr Burnham went to his brother's home to confront him about administering Covid-19 vaccines, believing they were filled with poison.
Recently released court documents revealed the bodies of Mr and Mrs Robinette were found in their home with multiple gunshot wounds. A vehicle believed to have been stolen from Ms Reynolds was found 400 metres from the house.
According to Howard County Police, Burnham's mother Evelyn Burnham told investigators that her son "made statements to her regarding his need to confront Brian based on his profession and him administering Covid vaccines".
"Jeffrey state[d] to Evelyn that he wanted to confront Brian about the government poisoning people with Covid vaccines and that he repeatedly stated 'Brian knows something!'" the court documents say.
Arrested after stopping at house and asking for fuel
Police were tipped off to Mr Burnham's whereabouts after he stopped at an unidentified person's house and got fuel, driving a red Corvette he allegedly stole from his brother.
The Maryland State Police Department received a tip that Mr Burnham had arrived at his home just before 5pm (local time) the day the couple was murdered.
The person said he showed up in the red Corvette and asked for fuel and said he would "see him on TV."
Mr Burnham was arrested Friday, October 1 and is being held without bond.
His preliminary court hearing is scheduled for November 5.
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