Man accused of killing three in North Royalton gets $75 million bond

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio -- The man accused of killing a woman and her two daughters in their North Royalton home appeared in court Thursday morning.

George Brinkman Jr., 45, was charged Wednesday with aggravated murder, kidnapping and tampering with evidence in the deaths of Suzanne Taylor, 45, Taylor Pifer, 21, and Kylie Pifer, 18, were found Sunday in their home.

Brinkman appeared in Parma Municipal Court, where Judge Timothy Gilligan set his bond at $75 million.

According to documents read in court, Brinkman slit Suzanne Taylor's throat, strangled Kylie Pifer with a phone cord and smothered Taylor Pifer. He also hid the murder weapon, documents said.

Brinkman was charged Tuesday with murder in the slayings of his employers, 71-year-old Rogell Eugene John and 64-year-old Roberta Ray John. The couple's bodies were found Monday in their North Canton home. Authorities say they apparently were shot.

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