Man Charged With Killing Brother Thought He 'Knew Something' About COVID Vaccine 'Poison'

Before allegedly killing his brother, Jeffrey Allen Burnham allegedly sought to confront him about his work administering the COVID-19 vaccine to people, believing that they were filled with poison.

Burnham is accused of killing three people and was arrested after a manhunt in West Virginia and extradited to Maryland on Tuesday. While investigating three people's deaths, officers received a call from Burnham's mother, Evelyn, who expressed concerns about her son's comment that the FBI was coming after the two of them.

"Jeffrey stated to Evelyn that he wanted to confront [his brother] Brian based on his profession and him administering COVID vaccines," court documents said. "Jeffrey 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!'"

Law enforcement officers found Brian Robinette and his wife, Kelly Robinette, in a home in Ellicott City, Maryland. Brian's body was located in the main floor foyer and Kelly was found upstairs in the bedroom. Both appeared to have been shot multiple times.

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Jeffrey Burnham allegedly wanted to confront his brother over the government poisoning people with the COVID-19 vaccine before he reportedly killed him. SAN Safeway pharmacist Ashley McGee fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination at a vaccination booster shot clinic on October 1 in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

While searching for Jeffrey, the Maryland State Police Department received a tip that the suspect arrived at his home just before 5 p.m. on September 30, the day the couple was murdered. The tipster said he showed up in a red Corvette, the same car Brian drove and police found missing from his home. Jeffrey reportedly asked the person for gas and said he would "see him on TV."

"Burnham further told the tipster that his brother was 'killing people with the COVID shot,'" court documents said.

Friends of the Robinettes set up a GoFundMe page to help give the couple's two children resources they need "as they transition into young adulthood." The funds are expected to help with the costs that come with suddenly losing their parents. As of Wednesday evening, it's raised more than $80,000.

Along with the deaths of his brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey is accused of killing Rebecca Reynolds, an 83-year-old woman. She was found deceased a day earlier, on September 29, in a Cumberland, Maryland, home, according to WJZ. He was charged with first-degree murder in her death.

While searching Jeffrey's Cumberland home, authorities found an empty box of 40-caliber ammunition and a Smith & Wesson handgun. Law enforcement arrested Jeffrey on Friday in West Virginia. His mother told police when she called that she was concerned about her "sons' mental health and stability."