Michigan man gets 70-100 years for killing two women with hammer

Kiernan Brown (WILX)

LANSING, Mich. – A Michigan man charged in the hammer killings of two women after he showed cellphone photos of their beaten bodies to sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop was sentenced Wednesday to 70-100 years in prison.

Kiernan Brown, 30, of Delta Township, was sentenced in Ingham County after pleading guilty but mentally ill to second-degree murder in the deaths of 26-year-old Kaylee Ann Brock of Holt and 32-year-old Julie Ann Mooney of Williamston in May 2019.

Authorities said at the time that Brown was arrested on I-69, about 108 miles northwest of Detroit, after an ex-girlfriend reported that he had been violating a personal protection order by banging on her door and sending disturbing texts. She was not among the victims.

During his plea hearing, Brown said he killed Brock and Mooney with a hammer.