Man allegedly killed his wife, son, another man in Christmas Day triple homicide

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CULLOM, Ill. — Deputies from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a triple homicide Christmas morning.

Just after 2:00 a.m., crews were called to the 400 block of East Jackson St. in Collum on reports of a homicide. When they arrived they found 48-year-old Shirley Brewer, 51-year-old Norman Walker, and 27-year-old Christian Brewer dead.

The Livingston County Coroner confirmed Shirley was the suspect’s wife, and Christian was his son.

Illinois State Police on Tuesday identified the suspect as Clifford W. Brewer, 53, of Collum. He was arrested and charged by the Livingston County State’s Attorney’s Office on six counts of first-degree murder; two counts of first-degree murder per victim.

Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress said the case appeared to be an isolated incident and that there was no immediate threat to the community.

Brewer was confined at the Livingston County Jail, pending a bond hearing set for Friday.

The investigation remains ongoing.

A Gofundme for the family has been set up.

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