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3.13.2008

Greenspan's Body Count

In today's episode of Greenspan's Body Count, we examine the case of Lynn Flint Shaw and Rufus Shaw Jr. The prominent Dallas couple died in a murder-suicide, which may have been a mutually agreed suicide pact:

The Shaws were facing several troubles. Rufus Shaw was diagnosed with prostate cancer, leading his wife to end her candidacy for Dallas City Council last year.

Flint Shaw resigned her DART board seat this year after she was accused of forging stationery from the Dallas County District Attorney's Office to avoid paying a $7,500 debt. She had been free on bond on charges of tampering with a governmental record.

The couple also had financial difficulties. Police say they recovered several bounced checks from the couple's home. They also found checks Flint Shaw apparently wrote for cash from her campaign fund and corresponding ones equal to the amount of their mortgage.

Sure, they had medical and legal troubles. But people don't usually commit murder-suicides over prostate cancer. And the legal troubles stemmed from the financial troubles. The financial troubles appear to be at least partly mortgage-induced, as evidenced by checks from the campaign funds going to the mortgage.

Alan Greenspan, we're crediting these two kills to you.

Greenspan's Body Count now stands at six:

Rufus Shaw Jr.
Lynn Flint Shaw

Mr. Pierce
Walter Buczynksi
Marci Buczynski
Jason Washington

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