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Man Reportedly Murdered His Pharmacist Brother Because He Was 'Killing People With The COVID Shot'

Man Reportedly Murdered His Pharmacist Brother Because He Was 'Killing People With The COVID Shot'
WV Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority

A Maryland man allegedly killed his own pharmacist brother because he believed he was killing civilians by "poisoning" them with COVID-19 vaccinations.

According to new charging files against him, Jeffrey Burnham, from Cumberland, allegedly told his mother he was going to confront his brother, Brian Robinette, because he was poisoning people with the vaccinations meant to protect them from COVID-19.

Burnham told her he thought his brother "knows something."

The charging documents stated 46-year-old Burnham also informed an unnamed individual his brother was "killing people with the COVID shot."

Burnham was also charged with fatally stabbing Rebecca Reynolds, 83, inside her Cumberland home on Sept. 29.

He then stole her car to drive to Robinette's house in Ellicott City.

Once there, he allegedly shot Robinette and his wife, Kelly Sue Robinette, 57, in an upstairs bedroom.

The charging documents said a gun was recovered from the home. Reynolds' car was found parked less than half a mile from the Robinette's home.

Burnham faces first and second-degree murder charges in the couples' deaths.

The Robinette's 2007 red Corvette was also reported missing.

Police said Brian Robinette's cellphone was found near the exit ramp of Route 100 headed to Interstate 95 north, and an E-ZPass tied to the Corvette indicated the car drove through the toll plaza at the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel at about 8:30 a.m. September 30, according to the charging documents.

On the same day, a "tipster" called Maryland State Police and told them Burnham returned to Cumberland shortly before 5 p.m. driving his brother's Corvette.

Burnham allegedly asked this person for gas and told them "he would see him on TV."

Burnham's mother, Evelyn Burnham, had prior concerns pertaining to her younger son's mental health.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Evelyn called the Cumberland police twice last week because of her son's "mental stability" and after he made statements suggesting the FBI was "being after" them both.

In one of the calls to police, Evelyn said her son lived with her and kept a security system in his bedroom.

Evelyn also called the police on September 30 and expressed concern about him talking about "Becky's car"—referring to Rebecca Reynolds, the woman he allegedly killed before stealing her car.

Reynolds was a childhood friend of Evelyn's.

Burnham was apprehended on October 1 at The Billy Motel & Bar in Davis, West Virginia after flagging down a firefighter and telling him he "had been forced to kill three people."

On Tuesday, Burnham was extradited back to Maryland where he remains held without bond in Allegany County.