$75 million bond for accused serial killer George Brinkman

$75 million bond for accused serial killer George Brinkman

PARMA, Ohio -- His right arm was wrapped in a cast and he cried as the judge read through the series of charges against him.

Thursday morning marked the first court appearance for 45-year-old George Brinkman, the man accused of killing five people in Cuyahoga and Stark counties.

The judge set bond at $75 million.

Brinkman kept his head and eyes lowered throughout most of the court hearing.

The charges come after three victims were found dead Sunday at their home in North Royalton under a sheet in the master bedroom.

Then on Monday, authorities found two people dead in their bed at a home in Lake Township.

The North Royalton victims have been identified as 45-year-old Suzanne Taylor and her two college-aged daughters, Taylor and Kylie Pifer. The Lake Township victims are Rogell and Roberta John.

During Thursday morning's court hearing, more details were revealed in the North Royalton murders:

- Brinkman allegedly slit Suzanne Taylor's throat.

- Brinkman allegedly killed 18-year-old Kylie Pifer by using a telephone cord to strangle her.

- Brinkman allegedly smothered 21-year-old Taylor Pifer to death.

Vigils were held in both communities Wednesday.

© 2017 WKYC-TV


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