Three men in Texas charged with murdering two same sex couples having met on Grindr


Four people were murdered earlier this week in New Summerfield in Texas and three men have now been charged with the crime.


Jesse Pawlowski, 20, Billy Phillips, 37, and Dylan Welch, 21, were arranging to buy a gun off 18-year-old John Clinton but planning on stealing it when they got there. Clinton was found shot and killed in the driveway of a mobile home residence.


On entering the residence, police then found the body of Jeff Gerla, 47, whom they believe was in a relationship with Clinton, as well as Clinton’s mother Ami Hickey, 39, and Amanda Bain, 39, who was her girlfriend. 


Pawlowski said that he had a sexual relationship with Clinton and Gerla after meeting them on Grindr and knew that they wanted to sell a gun. He said that one of the other defendants, Phillips, took the gun off Clinton and shot him in the head before going inside to kill the other three victims. 


Police said that guns, clothes and a vehicle had also been stolen from the property and all three of them have had their bond set at $1 million each.