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Suspect sobs in court as judge sets $75 million bail for five murders including Ohio mom and two college daughters

June 15, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Suspect sobs in court as judge sets $75 million bail for five murders including Ohio mom and two college daughters

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PARMA, Ohio (Associated Press) – George Brinkman Jr. who stands accused of killing five people earlier this week kept his head bowed and wiped away tears Thursday during a court appearance where a judge set a $75 million bond on aggravated murder charges in the deaths of a mother and her two college-age daughters.

The suspect didn’t enter a plea during the brief appearance in Parma Municipal Court.

Prosecutors charged George Brinkman Jr. Wednesday in the gruesome deaths of Suzanne Taylor and her two daughters, 21-year-old Taylor Pifer and 18-year-old Kylie Pifer.

George Brinkman, 45, wiped away tears as he was arraigned in Ohio on Thursday for the murders of a mother and her two daughters

Their bodies were found Sunday at their home in North Royalton, a suburb about a half-hour’s drive south of Cleveland.

Judge Timothy Gilligan read the charges aloud, revealing that Suzanne Taylor’s throat was slit, Kylie Pifer was strangled with a phone cord and Taylor Pifer was smothered.

A North Royalton police detective has said all three women were found face-down on a bed.

Suzanne Taylor, 45, and her daughters 18-year-old Kylie (left) and 21-year-old Taylor (right) were found by Taylor’s boyfriend lying face down, side by side in bed

The case was sent to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court where a grand jury will consider whether to indict Brinkman and he will be appointed attorneys.

Brinkman was charged Tuesday in Stark County with two counts of murder in the deaths of 71-year-old Rogell Eugene John and 64-year-old Roberta Ray John at the couple’s home in Lake Township near Canton.

Investigators have said Brinkman was watching the Johns’ house while they were on vacation. Their bodies were found Monday.

Gene and Bobbie John were found dead in their home 50 miles away in Lake Canton on Monday. Brinkman had been house-sitting for them while they were on vacation but they returned on Sunday

Suzanne Taylor’s mother told WJW-TV that Brinkman and her daughter graduated from high school together and were longtime friends, but had never been romantically involved.

“We had meals together. He spent holidays here,” Marcia Taylor said. “I mean, he was a friend. So I don’t know what made him so angry.”

Kylie Taylor attended Bowling Green State University, and Taylor attended Kent State.

Police and federal agents arrested Brinkman at a friend’s home early Tuesday after a nine-hour standoff.

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