Arrest Made in Homicide of Michael Newton

Brandon L. Berner – Age 23

Springfield, Illinois – On May 6th, an arrest warrant was issued by the State’s Attorney’s Office for Brandon L. Berner, 23 of Springfield.

The warrant charges Berner with three counts of 1st Degree Murder in the death of Michael Newton.

Sheriff’s detectives were able to identify Berner as the suspect during the course of the investigation. Last night at approximately 10:12pm, Berner turned himself in at the Springfield Police Department. Deputies responded and transported Berner to the Sangamon County Jail, where he awaits a pre-trial detention hearing and arraignment scheduled for May 8th, at 2:00 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this case, with the assistance of the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office and the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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