A woman who was arrested and charged with murdering her father in a brutal home invasion has been charged with murder of her brother.
It’s the latest twist in a case that has drawn comparisons to the unsolved murders of five women in Canada.
Police said Tuesday that 32-year-old Michelle M. Baughman, of Vancouver, was arrested on Thursday and charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of her husband, 43-year to her mother, 41-year.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Police allege the couple had an argument about money before the home invasion.
Baghman allegedly shot her father multiple times and then allegedly strangled her mother before dumping her body in a backyard.
Baugman’s arrest followed a court appearance Tuesday in which she denied the accusations and said she was only at home with her mother.
“I was very shocked, very shocked,” said the mother, who did not want to be identified because she is not a victim.
Bournemouth Crown Court has not set a date for the trial.
The court heard that Baughmans brother, Stephen, had been arrested earlier this year on a series of warrants related to domestic violence.
Police had previously issued an arrest warrant for Stephen Baughmann, who was also charged with a series in connection with the home attack.
“It’s not a good day for us, and I think the public knows that,” Crown prosecutor Peter Dutton told reporters outside court.
Police arrested Baughwoman and her brother on Thursday after finding a note in the bedroom that contained the name of a man and the date of a murder.
In the note, the man identified himself as Stephen Baugmans brother and said he was “looking forward to killing you” and was “ready for revenge.”
Police allege Stephen Baughtam Baughmen killed his mother and sister in 2009 in a house in Bournstown, B.C., and that Baugmann then tried to murder her father, who lived in Vancouver.
The family was living in a duplex in the town of Bournville when they moved to Bournette in 2011.
“The murder of my father was very sad and very traumatic for me, but this has been a terrible tragedy for me,” the victim’s sister, Rachel Baugh, said in a statement.
“We need to be together.”
The suspect, who is described as Caucasian and in his 20s, has a history of violence against women, police said.
He was arrested Monday after being identified by a DNA sample from the mother.
A second suspect, identified as a 35-year old woman, was charged with first degree murder in connection to the case.
Police have not identified the second suspect and Baughs father was not in custody on Monday.
Police released surveillance video of the suspect in which he is seen leaving a parking lot.
Police believe the suspect is still in Baughsburg.
The suspect is described by police as white, in his 40s or 50s, about five feet eight inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds and with short black hair.