Jealous Ex Turns Into Family Annihilator and Quadruple Murderer Overnight
Warning: Upsetting content
In July 2014, Megan Brown, 27, and her parents moved from Pennyslvania to Florida to be closer to family. Megan’s ex, Adam, joined them.
Family members said Megan and Adam’s relationship was extremely rocky, but they tried to make it work for their 4-year-old autistic son. The couple constantly fought over how the other treated the boy.
Relatives said Adam was a loner, who liked to stay in his bedroom to play video games since he was unemployed.
Soon, Megan started dating Nick Leonard, a man she met at her new job as a restaurant server. Her co-worker, Tonya Carlson, said Adam was aggressive and mean once her new relationship started. According to the friend, he called Megan constantly, sent hurtful text messages, and told her she was a bad mother.
“She was like, ‘You know, he’s crazy’?” Tonya said in a deposition. “You know, he’s never going to let me go?’”
Early in the morning on Aug. 28, 2014, Megan came home from a late night out with friends. When she went into her bedroom, Adam was there waiting for her.
The two argued and then out of nowhere, Adam pulled out a knife and held it to Megan’s throat, but she managed to push it away. Adam fled on motorcycle and Megan called the police to file a report.
In the next few days, Megan, her parents, and new boyfriend weren’t heard from.
Several visitors to the Brown residence said they remember stopping by the house and smelling something like “like a wet dog and rotten eggs.” It wasn’t until Sept. 5 that the truth was revealed.
What went down
According to police, Adam, now 32, shot Megan and her father in their home. Then he bludgeoned Megan’s mother and new boyfriend to death with a hammer.
In a statement, Adam said he “wasn’t thinking clearly” when he left the boy alone at the murder scene to buy a shovel and bury the bodies.
“I feel horrible for doing so and in a normal situation I wouldn’t have done that,” he said. “As a child I was left home from time to time and that may have something to do with why I acted that way at the time.”