A Cold Case Double Murder Of A Mother And Daughter Sees Justice Served

Prosecutors have convicted two brothers of murder in the cold case stabbing death of a Detroit woman and her 11-year-old daughter.

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office reported Monday that a jury convicted Tony Johnson, 42, and Henry Johnson, 37, of premeditated first-degree murder and premeditated felony murder.

Krissy Geiger, 11, and Tina Geiger, 36, were killed July 24, 2013, in their Clinton Township apartment. Tina Geiger suffered about 60 stab wounds, and Krissy Geiger had over 20 stab wounds, mostly to her neck.

Clinton Township Police Department reopened the case in 2019 after it had been closed.

DNA tests confirmed blood found in a stairwell and on a railing outside the apartment came from a male relative of Tony Johnson. Henry Johnson also lived in the same building as Tony Johnson.

It was believed the brothers walked the girls home, sexually assaulted one of them, then stabbed both of them with knives. Tony Johnson was caught on video surveillance at the same convenience store as the victims.

The mother and daughter were described as having special needs but very close to one another. A former neighbor and friend described how much she would enjoy their company and cook for them all the time in tearful testimony given at the murder trial.

It took the jury less than two hours to come back with a guilty verdict against both men. According to prosecutors, the brothers will be sentenced to life without parole.

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