Suspect in Bellevue killings discharged from hospital, booked into jail

Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11:51pm
Staff reports
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Craig Garber

The 41-year-old man suspected of killing a young boy, the boy’s mom and the boy’s grandmother was discharged from Nashville General Hospital Monday and booked into Metro jail.

Craig Garber’s bond is set at $1 million just more than a week after police alleged he killed three of his neighbors — Michelle Pinkowski, 48, her son Jonathan Culpepper, 14, and her mother Marylea Jordan, 71 — in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 2.

Garber, who had been hospitalized since the killings for treatment of what police have said were self-inflicted stab wounds, is charged with three counts of criminal homicide for the stabbing deaths.

Police were called to check on Garber hours before the killings but left after being told everything was OK.

3 Comments on this post:

By: 4gold on 9/11/12 at 6:58

Mental patient? Drug induced rage? Heard one account that Garber thought the 14 yr. old had stolen his GPS out of his car? Kill three people over a $79. toy? Hard to understand. I have to go with mentally unstable but this story is no help..

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By: dargent7 on 9/12/12 at 5:18

Just fry this a$$hole. Kills almost an entire family with a knife?
At 41 he'll languish in prison for 30 years costing us all.
With all these horrendous killings by psychos, we have to have the death penalty in America and implement it within a year.
15 years on "Death Row" is a joke.

By: SirKnight on 9/12/12 at 1:27

4gold, I haven't read nor heard anywhere that Garber is a mental patient. He was known to have some serious bouts of depression and anger, but he was never a mental patient. Again, where do you get Garber was on drugs at the time of his attack on this family? Haven't heard anything on this, either. He was reported to have been drinking, but not heavily, at a nearby bar here in Bellevue. He was complaining out loud to others about his suspicions that the 14-year-old boy had stolen a GPS out of his friend's vehicle, which investigators were never able to locate in the home of the victims.

There's no doubt Garber is guilty and is sick. I cannot fathom the kind of rage he whipped up in his mind to commit such a sickening act of murder. I have no sympathy for him, whatsoever. And I too hope the courts show no mercy on him. The whole thing just depresses me.