More details are emerging in a relationship that ended with the husband killing his wife and then himself in a police department parking lot, officers said. [...]
Although neighbor Dusty Calliham said there was no indication Bill McMurtrey would turn violent, she said he was behind on his mortgage, was having trouble getting construction work and had recently begun drinking again.
Trouble paying the mortgage? No construction work? Common symptoms of the aftermath of Greenspan's housing bubble.
Alan Greenspan, these kills are yours.
And then in the Bay Area city of San Ramon, a realtor / mortgage broker fell on hard times and ended up allegedly having his business partner killed:
Reginald James Robinson had fallen on some hard times in recent years.
The 31-year-old El Sobrante man defaulted on his home three weeks ago, records show. Creditors had filed a pair of civil suits against him looking to collect money, and his real estate license had been revoked after he tried to open a phony bank account, which was connected to a messy divorce, according to state records.
Despite those stresses, an associate expressed shock that Robinson would be in jail on suspicion of arranging to have his business partner, Kashmir Billon, shot dead in the middle of an empty business park.
Robinson was arrested Monday on suspicion of soliciting the murder of the 42-year-old Billon.
I'd like to think Billon would be alive today if Robinson had gotten an honest, steady job instead of trying to get rich as a realtor in Greenspan's bubble.
Greenspan's Body Count now stands at twenty-five:
Rufus Shaw Jr.
Lynn Flint Shaw