Robert and Bethany Shaffer left Whitehall when Robert’s job relocated him to Texas. The relationship went south not long afterwards. The two separated and Bethany moved in with her father. The other day Robert came over to speak with her about financial matters. Instead, he allegedly shot Bethany and then killed himself. Nice job making Whitehall proud, kids! We have so much white trash and ignorant people in Whitehall now that apparently we are exporting folks like that.
I am not going to go off on a tangent about murder-suicides, or how Robert was a coward for doing what he did, etc. That goes without saying. My problem with this whole situation is that it makes Whitehall a nationally recognized cradle of dysfunction and incompetence. In the last year and a half we have had national exposure thanks to a wife who killed her fiance the night before their wedding, Matt Millen’s blind defense of Joe Paterno and a pot-bellied pig. And while all of this goes on, the politicians keep up their lies and thievery without anybody even batting an eye.