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    PA - Emily Silverstein, 19, murdered in her Gettysburg home, 9 April 2009

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A Gettysburg College senior was charged with criminal homicide after his former girlfriend, a freshman at the school, was stabbed and strangled to death early yesterday.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pe..._murder_1.html
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    http://www.philly.com/dailynews/national/42789892.html

    Wagner said that the attack occurred between 4 and 6 a.m. yesterday. A call to the county emergency center came in at 6:44 a.m., and police arrested Schaeffer, of Oley, outside the home shortly after.

    Police confiscated a "knifelike" weapon, but would not elaborate

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    It sounds like he might have called 911 himself.
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    http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/a...entsdeath.html

    Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner said Friday the autopsy concluded 19-year-old sophomore Emily Rachel Silverstein was still alive when she was stabbed.

    Wagner says the examination showed she was stabbed repeatedly with a knife blade nearly 5 inches long.

    Poor girl, I'm trying to find a picture of her.

    ETA: this link has a video on the right that shows both Emily and her murderer.

    http://www.whptv.com/news/local/stor...aG4RrsUjg.cspx
    Last edited by Lovejac; 04-10-2009 at 03:05 PM. Reason: found link with pic
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    Emily's aunt talks about her in this article.

    http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2..._slain_at.html
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    Heartbreaking article.

    http://www.nj.com/news/times/regiona...000.xml&coll=5

    Dermody visited the Silverstein family yesterday and described their grief as unfathomably deep.

    "There was no way to talk to the parents. There was nothing to say. The grief was just too tremendous, too overwhelming. She was crying, the wife, from a depth I had not known existed. You couldn't console. You couldn't say anything."

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    this article has a wealth of information.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09101/962229-454.stm

    Authorities said Kevin R. Schaeffer, also a Gettysburg College student, choked Ms. Silverstein, 19, a sophomore from Roosevelt, N.J., early Thursday morning and then stabbed her in the neck with a steak knife. He sat with her for 15 minutes before putting her in a bathtub, according to a police affidavit.

    Mr. Schaeffer, 21, of Oley, Berks County, confessed to the crime, according to the affidavit. He told police he had been drinking that evening but was not intoxicated. He said he had recently stopped taking Zoloft, an anti-depressant, the affidavit said.
    Last edited by Lovejac; 04-11-2009 at 01:14 AM. Reason: added another link
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    From September 2010:

    http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/...cc4c002e0.html

    Schaeffer, a 23-year-old Berks County native, pleaded guilty to murdering the then 19-year-old Silverstein, of Roosevelt, N.J., inside his apartment...

    Schaeffer was sentenced, per a plea agreement with the Adams County District Attorney’s Office, to 26- and a-half to 53 years in state prison on charges of third-degree murder, possessing an instrument of crime with intent to use, tampering with evidence, possessing marijuana with intent to sell and possessing drug paraphernalia...

    During preliminary proceedings, Wagner said Schaeffer’s legal team raised a mental health defense and Schaeffer did have a prior history of illness which would have likely come up at trial.



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