Local man charged with three counts of murder after bodies discovered inside Copperas Cove home

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COPPERAS COVE, Texas – A 27-year-old is being charged with three counts of murder after police found three bodies inside a Copperas Cove home.

It happened Saturday around 9:32p.m., Copperas Cove Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Fairbanks Street in reference to a welfare check.

“It’s actually a very safe area, its kind of disturbing to hear the news and the affects behind that.” says one of the neighbors.

When the officers arrived, they made contact with the reporting party, but were not able to make contact with the residents of the home.

“We heard three loud booms, living this close to Fort Hood that’s not unusual for us, so we did not think there was anything going on in our quiet neighborhood.” says neighbor Cenora Butler.

The officers went inside the home and found three people dead.

“We saw the family play a lot with their kids and everything, always teaching their kids how to ride their bike. That’s it, just doing things in the yard nothing unusual.” says Butler.

A fourth person was inside the home was was taken to the police department.

Bryan Richardson has been charged with three counts of murder.

“I just pray for the family and for the victim and for the person involved whoever it was that did the bad deed, you know, just praying for everyone involved.” says Butler.

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace John Guinn on December 13, 2020 and received a $750,000 bond for each count, for a total bond amount of
$2,250,000.

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