Howard County police have confirmed that Jeffrey Allen Burnham, 46, of Cumberland, has been arrested for the murder of his brother, Brian Robinette, 58, and sister-in-law Kelly Sue Robinette, 57 in Ellicott City Sept. 30. He also will be charged with a third homicide committed Sept. 29 in Allegany County.

Burnham was spotted around 9 a.m. on the side of a road in Davis, W.V., with the 2007 red Corvette he stole from his brother’s home after the murder. West Virginia state police took him into custody without incident and located a gun inside the vehicle. It is unclear why Burnham had pulled off the roadway.

Burnham is being held in West Virginia pending an extradition hearing. There is no updated information about the case at this time. Howard County detectives are still investigating the time of the murders and the possible motive.

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