Dean Brown will make his first court appearance today – via video – in the accused murders of a mother and daughter in Mountain View. The 18-year-old is in custody for the attempted murder of his ex girlfriend and the murders of her mother and sister. 46-year old Tracy Hannah and her 14-year-old daughter Whitney are dead while 18-year-old Shannon is at Kingston General in stable condition.
Police arrested Brown at an auto repair shop across from the Kelsey’s Restaurant in Trenton after a massive manhunt yesterday morning.
According to the Intelligencer a close friend of Brown’s said they went to Matt and Joe’s Thursday night in Belleville. The pair got split up around 1 am and he has not seen Brown since. He says Brown has a temper and is known to fight while drunk, but is calm and friendly while sober. He also says Shannon was a long time girlfriend of Browns and that they were on good terms.
According to neighbours the father is believed to have found the family when he got home from a night shift Friday morning. The murders came to light just after 6am after a 9-1-1 call from the Hannah residence at 305 Valley Road.