Panel of judges determining fate of man who pleaded guilty to triple murder in North Royalton

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CLEVELAND-- The taped confession of a convicted killer takes center stage Wednesday, as a three judge panel decides if he should be executed.

George Brinkman, 45, pleaded guilty to killing a woman and her two daughters in their North Royalton home.

Statements are expected from a detective, the step-father and two FBI agents. Brinkman's confession was played in court.

On June 11, Suzanne Taylor, 45, was found dead in her house on Ridge Road, along with Taylor Pifer, 21, and Kylie Pifer, 18. Court documents said Brinkman cut Suzanne Taylor's throat and hid the murder weapon.

Brinkman is also charged in the murders of his employers: Rogell E. John, 71, and Roberta Ray John, 64. The couple was discovered dead in their Lake Township house. Authorities said they were shot.

Now, the panel of three judges will decide whether or not he should receive the death penalty.

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