Landers’ mother, Chikita Madison, said that she was satisfied with the murder charges and predicted Brown would be going to prison “for a long time.”
“Our daughters are in heaven,” she said. “We’ll see them when it’s our time.”
According to investigators, Brown initially made contact with the women through Backpage.com, meeting with them at his home in the suburb of Sterling Heights the day before the bodies were found. Police said for the first time Monday that the women went to Brown’s home in pairs.
Records show that final calls made from the victims’ mobile phones were transmitted through a cell tower near Brown’s house, the prosecutor’s office said. Brown previously faced charges including disinterment and mutilation of a dead body and arson, but not murder.
Before Monday’s hearing, Macomb County prosecutors met privately with victims’ relatives in a small room at the courthouse.
“The parents and relatives of these women have suffered so greatly,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith. “We will work to bring closure to these grieving families.”