LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — A Livingston County man has been sentenced to life in prison, plus 25 years, for three 2019 murders Wednesday.
In August, Clifford Brewer was found guilty of six counts of first-degree murder, two each for the deaths of his wife Shirley Brewer, son Christian Brewer, and neighbor Norman Walker on Christmas Day 2019.
During the hearing, he maintained that he was innocent.
State’s Attorney Randy Yedinak read impact statements from Norman Walker’s two daughters. One of his daughters wrote that she cannot and will not forgive Brewer for killing her father.
“We see domestic violence all too often which is unfortunate, but again its something we were able to look at, something the state police were able to flesh out, and something we felt positive about, in the job we were able to do in this case, in holding him accountable for that domestic violence,” Yedinak said.
During the hearing, Brewer expressed disappointment in the representation he received from his attorneys, stating they did not review all of the evidence with him and had infrequent in-person visits. He also spoke directly to one of Walker’s daughters, telling her that he was “sorry” and claimed that he didn’t commit the murders.
Brewer has 30 days to file an appeal.