MASON, Mich. (WLNS) - The man who police and prosecutor's say was on a "killing spree" last week was officially charged in court.
Police and prosecutors are accusing 27-year-old Kiernan Scott Brown of murdering 26-year-old Kaylee Ann Brock from Holt and 32-year-old Julie Ann Mooney from Williamston.
He faces two counts of open murder and two counts of armed robbery, and police believe he planned to kill two more women before he was caught.
When deputies arrested Brown on Friday, they say he showed them pictures on his phone of the two women that he killed.
Both of the victims families released statements about them.
Mooney's family saying, "She gave openly of herself and her time, with a gracious and kind heart."
Brock's family says "Kaylee was the only person I knew that loved everyone. No matter the situation she always had a smile on her face."
6 News spoke with an ex-girlfriend of Brown today who didn't want to show her face on camera. She says while she did see him get aggressive in the past, she never thought it would get this bad.
"I just knew just things wasn't right but I guess I didn't see that one really coming," said Brown's ex-girlfriend. "Like I knew the mindset of his but to actually be on that tip was a little bit scary, you know, this one was just like play the nice guy and then the littlest things just set him off."
She says her and Brown dated on and off for a year and even though they haven't talked in a while, she feels much better knowing he is behind bars.
She feels like she could have been one of the other women he was targeting.
ORIGINAL STORY: The man accused of killing two women in the Lansing area last week has been formally charged with their murders.
During his arraignment Tuesday, Kiernan Scott Brown stood mute and his public defender entered a not guilty plea on two murder charges.
Brown is accused of beating Kaylee Ann Brock and Julie Ann Mooney to death early Friday morning.
Police say he had planned to kill more people before they arrested him during a traffic stop.
Brown was officially charged with two counts of open murder, two counts of armed robbery and being a habitual offender.
He has a lengthy criminal record.
The 27-year-old from Delta Township went to prison for assaulting a police office in 2013 and for strangling someone in 2014. He'd also been on parole for home invasion and for trying to steal a car.
Brown is being held without bond.
His next court date has been set for May 30th in the 55th District Court in Ingham County before Judge Thomas Boyd.
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