Brewer pleads not guilty to 6 counts of 1st degree murder

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A state corrections officer, charged with six counts of first degree murder, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.

53-year old Clifford Brewer is accused of shooting his wife, adult son and another man in a home in the 400-block of East Jackson Street, in Collum, on Christmas morning.

The bodies of 48-year old Shirley Brewer, 27-year old Christian Brewer and 51-year old Norman Walker were found just after 2 am. Shirley was Brewer’s wife and Christian was his son.

Brewer was employed as a corrections officer at the Pontiac Correctional Center at the time of the triple murder. He had worked for IDOC since 2001.

He’s being held on $5 million bond.

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