05-29-2008, 08:42 PM #1Former Member
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CO - Stephen Allen, 57, killed while serving divorce papers, Loveland, 26 May 2008
LOVELAND, Colo. — A man was accused of using a baseball bat to fatally beat a man who delivered divorce papers, and then choking his own two children into unconsciousness, authorities said Thursday.
The man's wife, who had filed for a divorce and obtained a restraining order, citing alleged abuse, was injured slightly during Wednesday's confrontation but refused medical attention, authorities said.
James Scott Whitler, 45, was being held without bail on charges of murder, attempted murder and child abuse, Larimer County sheriff's department.
The children, ages 10 and 12, remained hospitalized Thursday, but their conditions were not released.
Whitler's attorney, Eric Vanatta, said he had no comment.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Eloise Campanella said Stephen D. Allen, 57, had taken the divorce papers and the restraining order to Whitler's home in Loveland, about 45 miles north of Denver. Allen was a former sheriff's deputy who was working for a private company, but Campanella said she did not know the company's name. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,360342,00.html
05-29-2008, 09:04 PM #2
Sherri, Neighbors shocked. Nice family. They put a white cross up for Christmas. One man says he knew the family for ten years and never heard this guy raise his voice.
Interesting too was he was fired from his job a few months ago from a High School where he worked. Dangerous business when it comes to domestic disputes. Poor man was just trying to serve papers. Lucky they tazered the guy or those poor kids may not have made it.
10-09-2015, 03:20 AM #3
From June 2009:
On Monday, after being called heartless and a monster by the victim's friends and family, Whitler was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. He also was sentenced to two consecutive 24-year sentences for the attempted murders of his children...
Jurors convicted Whitler last month of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.
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