Clifford Brewer pleaded not guilty to six counts of first degree murder this morning. Thursday was the first time the former Pontiac correctional officer appeared in court in person.
53-year-old Brewer told Police on Christmas day that he and his wife got into an argument before he fell asleep in the early hours of the morning. Brewer said he woke up hours later to find his wife Shirley, their son Christian, and their neighbor Norman Walker, shot dead. Livingston County State's Attorney Randy Yedinak says the evidence at the scene proves Clifford was the killer.
“We’re confident in the charges, and we’re confident in our case, we still have some investigation to do, we’re awaiting results of forensic analysis, things of that nature, but we’re confident in our case," said Yedinak.
Yedinak's confidence may be because of the amount of evidence they have.
“There’s a lot if you can imagine, triple homicide carries with it, a lot of it, with just interviews, the number of people that have been interviewed, forensic analysis of a number of items, so yeah there’s a lot of evidence we still have to comb through," he added.
Yedinak says they're waiting to show what they believe happened in that Cullom home on Christmas morning.
Brewer's attorney, Joshua Richards, did not want to comment after court. Clifford Brewer's next day in court is set for March 25th for pre-trial. However, the prosecution says they are not sure the case will be ready by then.