Two brothers were sentenced to life in prison Thursday for the 2013 murders of Tina Geiger, 47, and her daughter Kristine Geiger, 11. As part of their sentences, Henry Johnson, 38, and Tony Johnson, 43, will not be eligible for parole.
They were found guilty of premeditated first-degree murder and premeditated felony murder by a jury after an hour-long deliberation. Several stab wounds had been inflicted on the victims before they were found in a Clinton Township apartment in 2013.
Approximately 60 stabs were delivered to Tina, while more than 20 stabs were administered to Kristine. The 11-year-old girl’s remains also showed signs of being sexually assaulted at the time of her death.
In 2019, the case was reopened after having been closed for some time. A bloody palm print and DNA on Kristine Geiger matched that of Tony Johnson, leading to the arrest of the Johnson brothers.
Additionally, investigators determined that Henry Johnson’s blood was found in the hallway. A sample of DNA found under Tina Geiger’s fingernails was also linked to one or both of the Johnson brothers.
Henry Johnson lived in the apartment complex at the same time the victims were killed. According to investigators, the men likely murdered the victims after following them home from a nearby store.