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Man convicted in slayings faces death penalty at sentencing

November 27, 2018

CLEVELAND (AP) — A three-judge panel has decided an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman and her two daughters will face the death penalty at his upcoming sentencing.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County judge on Monday set Dec. 28 for the formal sentencing of George Brinkman Jr.

Brinkman pleaded guilty this month to aggravated murder charges in the June 2017 slayings of 42-year-old Suzanne Taylor, 21-year-old Taylor Pifer and 18-year-old Kylie Pifer at their home outside Cleveland.

Authorities say the 46-year-old Brinkman was a family friend. No motive has been determined.

A woman answering the phone Tuesday at Brinkman’s attorney’s office said attorney Fernando Mack had no comment.

Brinkman is charged in Stark County with fatally shooting a couple at their Lake Township home where he was house-sitting in June 2017.

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