Joanie Harper & Marshall James Harper
Marques Juwan Harper
Lyndsey Michelle Harper
Summary of Offense:
Convicted and sentenced to death in Mojave County for the July 6, 2003 murders of his wife, Joanie (née Harper), his sons, Marques and Marshall, his daughter, Lyndsey, and his mother-in-law, Earnestine Harper. On May 15, 2007, Brothers was convicted of each of the murders after jurors viewed 1,100 exhibits and heard testimony from 137 witnesses. Brothers is believed to have used a .22-caliber gun and "a stabbing weapon" and his conviction carried the special circumstance of multiple murder. The same jury recommended that the death penalty by lethal injection be imposed on May 29, 2007. On September 27, 2007, the Court sentenced Brothers to death.