Jeffrey Burnham: Man shoots pharmacist brother dead for 'killing people with vaccine'

Jeffrey Burnham first stabbed his mother's childhood friend to death, stole her car, and drove to his brother's house to kill him and his wife


                            Jeffrey Burnham: Man shoots pharmacist brother dead for 'killing people with vaccine'
Burnham is being held at the Allegany County jail on charges of first- and second-degree murder (Howard County Police Department/Twitter)

CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND: A mentally unstable man from Maryland shot dead his brother and sister-in-law because he believed his sibling, who was a pharmacist, was "killing people with the Covid-19 vaccine", court documents revealed. Forty six-year-old Jeffrey Burnham first stabbed his mother's childhood friend to death, stole her car, and drove to his brother's house. 

‘[Burnham] stated to Evelyn that he wanted to confront Brian about the government poisoning people with COVID vaccines and that he repeatedly stated, 'Brian knows something,'" read charging documents filed in a Howard County court. Police arrested Burnham on October 1 at The Billy Motel & Bar in Davis, West Virginia, after an 18-hour search. The manhunt ended after he confessed to a firefighter that he 'had been forced to kill three people.'

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Two days before this murder, Burnham broke into 83-year-old Rebecca Reynolds’s home and stabbed her to death. He then stole her car and drove to his brother's residence in Ellicott City, police confirmed. Once there, Burnham, who lives with his mother Evelyn, broke into the house of his brother Brian Robinette, 58, and shot him to death. She then murdered his wife, Kelly Sue Robinette, 57.

Documents revealed that just the week before the murders, Evelyn had called Cumberland police twice to inform them that she was concerned about her son’s 'mental stability'. She told police that Burnham repeatedly told her that the FBI was following him. She also claimed that her son had kept a security system in his bedroom in the house where they lived, and that she was worried because Burnham was talking about Reynold's car.

On the day he murdered Reynolds, a neighbor, Rin Kifer, 69, had noticed that the gates to her house were open. He also saw that her car was not there in the driveway. Kifer went to check on her and found that her backdoor was unlocked. Upon entering, he found Reynolds on the couch in a nightgown, and covered with a blanket. 

Assuming she had had a heart attack, Kifer called 911. However, when police arrived and her blanket was taken off, they found a deep cut on her neck. There were signs of a struggle. Her body was found beside a broken vase, cordless phone and cane strewn around her on the floor. 

The tipster who called Maryland State Police said that Burnham kept saying his brother was giving people the Covid-19 shot, which was ‘killing people.’ After being arrested in West Virginia, Burnham was brought back to Maryland. He is now being held at the Allegany County jail on charges of first- and second-degree murder.