Man accused of killing his brother because he vaccinated against covid

(CNN) — A Maryland man accused of killing his pharmacist brother, his sister-in-law and an 83-year-old woman told his mother he wanted to “confront” his brother for “administering covid vaccines,” according to prosecution documents obtained. in Howard County District Court.

Jeffrey Allen Burnham, 46, also allegedly told an insider “that his brother was ‘killing people with the covid vaccine,'” according to the indictment statement obtained by CNN affiliate WBAL.

Burnham’s mother called the Cumberland Police Department about her son’s “mental stability” on Sept. 29, according to the indictment filed in Allegany County and obtained by WBAL. That was the same day Cumberland Police found the body of 83-year-old Rebecca Reynoldsn. Police claimed that the woman’s car had disappeared.

On September 30, the Howard County Police Department said they were searching for Burnham in connection with the shooting deaths of his brother, Brian Robinette, 58, and his sister-in-law, Kelly Sue Robinette, 57, whose bodies were found that day at his home in Ellicott City.

Burnham was arrested on October 1 in Davis, West Virginia.

Burnham was booked into the Allegany County Detention Center on October 5, where he is being held on charges of first-degree murder and unlawful seizure of a vehicle in connection with the Reynolds case, according to jail records.

Rebecca Reynolds’ car was found near the Robinette home, indictment documents say, and the couple’s Corvette was missing.

Burnham is charged with two counts of aggravated manslaughter and manslaughter, as well as the use of a pistol in the commission of a crime in the Robinette family deaths, according to the indictment.

CNN contacted the Allegany County Ombudsman’s Office and the Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.