Police Say Suspect In Maryland Murders Planned To Confront His Pharmacist Brother Over Covid Vaccine Conspiracy

According to police documents, the man wanted to confront his brother over his administration of coronavirus vaccines.

Grace Thomson is given the coronavirus vaccination by Paula McMahon at Louisa Jordan Hospital. Getty Images

The Key Facts

Jeffrey Allen Burnham, 83, was last week arrested in West Virginia in connection to the murders of his brother, Kelly Robinette, and sister-in law, Brian Robinette. The incident took place in Allegany County in Maryland, which is located at the state's northern border with Pennsylvania. According to documents obtained by WBALTV, Burnham's mother Evelyn said that Burnham had expressed an interest in confronting Brian about the government poisoning people. Evelyn stated that her son kept repeating the phrase "Brian knows something" and police believe this was a motive for Burnham's visit to his brother's house on the day after the murders. Authorities have since claimed that Burnham killed his sister and brother-in-law. According to police documents, the Robinettes were repeatedly shot with a.40 caliber handgun. This match was found in Burnhams house for an empty box containing a.40 Smith and Wesson handgun that police found at Burnhams residence. Burnham is accused of stealing his brother's Corvette red Corvette, and stopping at a residence to get gas. He later told someone, who later reported to police, that his brother was killing people with coronavirus vaccinations. Burnham is currently being held indefinitely on murder and vehicle theft charges by Howard County State's Attorney's Office.

Important Background

Since the outbreak, conspiracy theories about the safety of coronavirus vaccinations have been swirling on social media. Dr. Anthony Fauci is the country's top infectious disease official. He has also received death threats. These threats he described as a little troubling in a podcast last years. Experts believe vaccine misinformation is also a problem for the country's vaccination drive. This vaccination drive is considered the best way to end the pandemic. Clinical studies have shown that the US-approved coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective for most people. There are also very few side effects. The U.S. reached the sad milestone of 700,000. Experts believe the death toll may be higher.

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Documents: A murder suspect was attempting to confront his pharmacist brother about the COVID-19 vaccine (WBALTV).

Microchips, magnets and shedding: Five (debunked) conspiracy theories about the Covid Vaccine are spreading online (Forbes).