A Copperas Cove man was arrested and charged with murder earlier this week after police found him lying in bed with his wife and two children that he allegedly murdered.
On December 12, 2020, at approximately 9:32 pm, Copperas Cove Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Fairbanks Street in reference to a welfare check.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with the reporting party but were not able to make contact with the residents of the home. The officers entered the home where they found 27-year-old Bryan Richardson lying on a bed, covered in blood, the complaint says.
According to KWTX, “Beneath him officers found the body of his wife and beside him the bodies of two children.” Richardson reportedly had self-inflicted knife wounds on his arm. The mother and one of the children were wrapped in a blanket. The other child was covered by a comforter.
The family’s dog was also found lying in a pool of blood.
Richardson told officers that he didn’t know what happened, according to the complaint.
Richardson has been charged for three counts of Murder. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace John Guinn on December 13, 2020 and received a $750,000 bond for each count, for a total bond amount of $2,250,000.