A 23-year-old New Jersey man accused of killing three of his family members told responding officers “it might be me,” according to officials.
Om Brahmbhatt appeared in court Tuesday after being arrested and charged for Monday’s triple murder that claimed the lives of 72-year-old Dilipkumar Brahmbhatt, 72-year-old Bindu Brahmbhatt, and their son 38-year-old Yashkumar Brahmbhatt.
He is accused of killing them inside the South Plainfield condo he and all three victims lived.
The police complaint says the suspect confessed to shooting his grandparents while they slept in their bedroom, then went to a back bedroom, where it says he shot his uncle several times.
According to the complaint, the crime was committed with a handgun Brahmbhatt says he purchased online.
Brahmbhatt had a seemingly calm demeanor during Tuesday’s court appearance.
Police say he was the one who called 911 that morning and when asked about who did it, officials say Brahmbhatt stated, “It might be me.”
What remains unclear is what led up to this family tragedy.