Maryland officials said the pharmacist was shot and killed by his brother, who planned to fight the Kovid-19 vaccine.
Jeffrey Burnham, 46, is also accused of killing his sister-in-law and a family friend before being arrested last week.
Authorities said he had a desire to confront his brother, 58-year-old pharmacist Brian Robinette, “for the government is poisoning people with covid vaccines.”
Health experts have urged people to get coronavirus vaccines, calling them “safe and effective.”
“Millions of people in the United States have received the Kovid-19 vaccine because they are approved for emergency use by the FDA,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on its website. “These vaccines have passed and are the most intensive safety monitoring in US history.”
On September 30, the Howard County Police Department said Brian Robinette and Kelly Sue Robinette, 57, were shot dead in Ellicott City, about 13 miles west of Baltimore. The corpses were found in the bedroom of his home, along with shell covers, The Baltimore Sun and other news outlets reported.
“Burnham drove into the area after committing an unrelated homicide in Allegheny County (Sept. 29) and stealing the victim’s car,” authorities said. “Police believe the suspect knows all three victims.”
The Sun reports that Burnham’s mother’s longtime friend Rebecca Reynolds was found dead on Sept. 29 after being stabbed. The 83-year-old’s body showed signs of “apparent trauma” in a news release from the Cumberland Police Department.
At the time, police began searching for Burnham, who was found on October 1 in West Virginia. He was taken to jail in Allegany County, Maryland, on charges of murder and car theft, according to WBAL.
A representative for the state’s attorney’s office did not immediately respond to McClatchy News’ request for additional information about the case Thursday morning.
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