Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Indicted in Marriott Slayings.

Byline: Bruce Daniels Journal Staff Writer

Justen Brandon was formally accused Tuesday of three counts of murder in the Jan. 3 triple homicide of his fiancee and her two sons at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque.

A Bernalillo County grand jury Tuesday morning returned an indictment charging the 23-year-old Brandon with three open murder counts, two counts of tampering with evidence and one count of residential burglary.

The burglary count stems from the Dec. 29 break-in at the Northeast Heights home of Brandon's grandmother, which police say netted Brandon $10,900.

That money, according to police, fueled a spending spree that culminated in the deaths of 22-year-old Melanie Frank, her 5-year-old son Malachi Frank and the couple's 17-month-old son, Micah Brandon. …

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