Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Steve Gregory Walther of Michigan couldn't reunite with his ex-wife, so he killed himself. It happens.

The 41-year-old Walther, however, went hardcore. He put a chain saw to his head.

According to the Crawford County Avalanche:
Crawford County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home in the Indian Glens of the AuSable subdivision in South Branch Township, at 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, for a domestic assault in progress.

The woman in the home called the police when Walther, who she was granted a divorce from on March 17, came to retrieve some of the personal property he was awarded in the divorce agreement. ...

After talking to his ex-wife about reconciling their relationship, Walther became upset and threatened to hurt her and himself with a knife he had taken from a drawer, police said.

The woman called 911, then fled the home with her dog, seeking help from a neighbor.

Sgt. Randy Baerlocher, from the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, was patrolling in the area and arrived at the home at 12:37 p.m.

When he arrived, Baerlocher found Walther collapsed in the driveway with a self-inflicted wound to the head. Baerlocher said that Walther retrieved a chain saw from a shed and cut himself in the head. He was still alive and responded to Baerlocher's questions.
Soon after he died, leaving behind an obit for history. And a chainsaw.


Anonymous said...

The "obit from history" needed a good copy editor. Who let this phrase into print?

"...who she was granted a divorce from on March 17"

The Ferber Family said...

if ya gotta go, go by chainsaw to the head i always say.

or by basement gator.

really, either way is swell.

Anonymous said...

There ain't a piece o' tail on the planet worth eating a bullet over. No sir.