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Brennan murder suspects headed to court
Cleveland Height police say the four men charged in the death of the Brennan's Colony owner have made full confessions

Kabir Bhatia
An online crowdfunding campaign for Brennan's Colony employees had raised $45,000 -- well over the $25,000 goal -- as of Sunday afternoon
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The men charged with the murder of popular restaurateur Jim Brennan are due in court this week. And as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, Cleveland Heights police say they have obtained confessions from all four suspects.
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Hundreds of people attended the funeral Saturday for Jim Brennan, owner of Brennan’s Colony restaurant in the Cedar Lee area of Cleveland Heights. He was murdered last Monday in what police believe was an attempted robbery.

On Thursday, Brennan’s friend Steve Presser, owner of Big Fun in Coventry, said the case was moving forward.

“I applaud our city government and absolutely applaud our police force, led by Chief Robertson. This was a difficult situation that came out of nowhere. Rumors are running amok. At this point, no one really knows the answers.”

Also Thursday, police charged Devon Turner, Paul Turner, Darian Jones and Brandon Jones with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery. The Cleveland brothers -- aged 20 to 23 -- have extensive criminal records.  Brandon Jones had worked at Brennan’s Colony as a cook for about a month prior to the shooting.

Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson could not be reached for comment over the weekend, but issued a statement after the funeral that police had gotten confessions from the suspects.

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