Walter Einenkel Daily Kos Staff Friday October 08, 2021 · 1:45 AM SST
For all of the talk about protecting children and protecting people, the anti-vaxxer movement seems to be filled with violent extremists. Last week, in Maryland, Howard County Police put out a bulletin regarding a massive manhunt for Jeffrey Allen Burnham of Cumberland. Burnham had been charged with the murder of his brother and sister-in-law in their home. Shortly afterward, they added the stabbing death of 83-year-old Cumberland resident Rebecca Reynolds to Burnham’s charges. Police say Burnham murdered Reynolds in her home, then used her car to drive to his brother’s home.
Burnham was arrested in West Virginia on Oct. 1, telling a firefighter he “flagged down” that he “had been forced to kill three people.” Burnham was extradited back to Maryland on Tuesday, where he remains in jail. Charging documents filed against Burnham say that the likely motive for the murders was Burnham’s belief that his brother, a pharmacist, was “killing people with the COVID shot.” Burnham’s mother, Evelyn, told investigators that when she and her son had spoken a few days before the murders, he repeatedly stated that his brother “knows something” about a government conspiracy related to COVID-19 vaccines.
According to Baltimore’s local CBS affiliate, the bodies of Brian Robinette, 58, and Kelly Sue Robinette, 57, were discovered Thursday, Sept. 30, inside of their home in Ellicott City. The couple had lived in the home for “decades.,” They had two children, both of whom are now young adults and living elsewhere. According to WBALTV:
Court papers show the Robinettes were shot multiple times by a .40-caliber handgun. The documents state that police said they found an empty box for a .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun in Jeffrey Burnham’s residence.
The Baltimore Sun reports that Burnham’s mother Evelyn, with whom Jeffrey lived, had contacted Cumberland police twice the previous week saying that she was worried about her son’s “mental stability” after he expressed paranoia about the FBI “being after” him and her. Jeffrey reportedly told his mother he wanted to confront his brother about “the government poisoning people with COVID vaccines.”