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That awkward moment when

Posted by on Jan. 13, 2017 at 12:40 AM
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That awkward moment when you are in the bathroom reading the news and you see a former classmates was arrested for murdering his wife.


Husband Allegedly Poses as Wife in Facebook Messages to Cover Up Murdering Her

An Orlando man allegedly tried to cover up his wife’s murder by posing as her and posting messages on her Facebook page to make it look like she was still alive, PEOPLE confirms.

After allegedly strangling 30-year-old wife Kristen McShane, George Joseph McShane, 42, posted the messages so family and friends would not become alarmed when the mother-of-two failed to return their calls or text messages, according to an arrest report obtained by PEOPLE.

On Jan. 7, George McShane, who lists himself as “single” on his Facebook page, allegedly wrote on his wife’s wall: “I can’t believe I dropped my phone in the toilet. I’m such an idiot. Message me here, til I can get it fixed.”

He told detectives he also sent messages to her family and friends to convince them that she was still alive, according to the report.

On Tuesday, three days after the posts, police arrested him on charges of domestic battery by strangulation and second-degree murder, according to the arrest report.

He is being held in the Orange County Jail without bail, according to a court spokesman. It is unclear whether he has hired an attorney.

Alleged Admission to Police

On Tuesday at 12:49 p.m., police responded to an “unknown trouble” call at the couple’s apartment and spoke to a relative by marriage who said her husband had visited the McShanes’ home earlier that day and thought Kristen McShane was dead and that George McShane “was going to kill himself,” the report states.

Police found George McShane in his 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe in the garage with the engine running and believed he was trying to kill himself, according to the report.

After officers removed him from the garage, they found the body of Kristen McShane in bed in the master bedroom, covered with a comforter, according to the report.

The report alleges George McShane told police he got into an argument with Kristen McShane on Saturday afternoon.

“During the course of the argument, George stated he lost his temper and jumped on Kristen, using his two hands to choke her until he realized she was dead,” the report states.

Kristen’s family and friends took to Facebook to remember a woman they described as upbeat, sunny and “a beautiful person.”

She leaves behind two children: a six-year-old girl and a four-year-old son, who has Cystic Fibrosis, according to a friend who spoke to PEOPLE on the condition of anonymity.

“We are all worried about who is going to take care of the kids,” the friend says.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 13, 2017 at 12:44 AM
How tragic! You knew them?
iwicked
by Sugar Magnolia on Jan. 13, 2017 at 12:45 AM
You must have been stunned!
baseballmamma
by on Jan. 13, 2017 at 12:45 AM
I knew him. We went to high school together.

Quoting Anonymous 1: How tragic! You knew them?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 13, 2017 at 12:45 AM
That's terribly wrong and sorry 😞
Prayers to the chosen and family 🙏
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 13, 2017 at 12:46 AM
Were you surprised?

Quoting baseballmamma: I knew him. We went to high school together.

Quoting Anonymous 1: How tragic! You knew them?
TheAnnieMac
by Gold Member on Jan. 13, 2017 at 12:46 AM

So sad. It's always difficult to find that someone you knew would do something so terrible. 

One of my co-workers once killed her husband. It was incredibly surreal. Especially since she was back at work a few days later when she was released on her own recognizance because it was a self-defense situation. 

baseballmamma
by on Jan. 13, 2017 at 12:47 AM
yeah. Of all the people I could think of who MIGHT do something like that, he wasn't even close.

Quoting iwicked: You must have been stunned!
iwicked
by Sugar Magnolia on Jan. 13, 2017 at 12:47 AM
Wow!

Quoting baseballmamma: yeah. Of all the people I could think of who MIGHT do something like that, he wasn't even close.

Quoting iwicked: You must have been stunned!
baseballmamma
by on Jan. 13, 2017 at 12:48 AM
Yes. He never seemed the type to do that. I literally read it 3 times thangad DH confirm what I read.

Quoting Anonymous 2: Were you surprised?

Quoting baseballmamma: I knew him. We went to high school together.

Quoting Anonymous 1: How tragic! You knew them?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 13, 2017 at 12:52 AM
That's what is scary, you never know honestly.. Poor kids. Were they his children?

Quoting baseballmamma: Yes. He never seemed the type to do that. I literally read it 3 times thangad DH confirm what I read.

Quoting Anonymous 2: Were you surprised?

Quoting baseballmamma: I knew him. We went to high school together.

Quoting Anonymous 1: How tragic! You knew them?
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