EXCLUSIVE: 'Sinking feeling it was him,' ex-girlfriend of murder suspect says
Jessica Weck had a sinking feeling when she first heard about the double homicides in the Lansing area last week.
She dated the suspect, Kiernan Brown. She says it was her report to police that got him locked up in prison for 3 1/2 years.
Weck says her relationship with Brown began in 2012 and was "on-again off-again."
She says she feels "survivor guilt" because she believes she could have helped prevent last week's murders.
"When I heard about this case Friday morning, my first thought, was that it was Kiernan.
I'm not sure exactly what it was, but I just had this sinking feeling that it was him."
Weck said Brown was charming when they first met at the CATA bus station in downtown Lansing.
He approached her and they began dating. She says soon after, he showed a dark side she called troubled, twisted and abusive.
Weck said those memories all came rushing back when she heard two women were murdered.
"I dropped to my knees and cried. I cried for those females those ladies that didn't know how dangerous he can be."
Back in 2014, Weck says she was bruised and battered when she finally called police.
She says Brown had strangled her to the point she blacked out.
The case against him ended with a 3 1/2 year prison sentence.
Weck says she agreed to a plea deal for Brown.
"I cried for myself that I should, I shouldn't have accepted, shouldn't have let the prosecutors give him that plea bargain. That maybe they would be alive."
Weck says she was notified in March of 2018 when Brown was released from prison.
She says she hasn't spoken to him.
She says she saw him by chance a couple of times in the Lansing area this past year.
But he didn't see her.
"I dropped to my knees and cried. I cried for those females those ladies that didn't know how dangerous he can be." -- Jessica Weck, former girlfriend of Kiernan Brown