Police: Georgia State Sen. Nancy Schaefer’s Death a Murder Suicide

The AP reports that former Georgia State Sen. Nancy Schaefer’s husband Bruce shot her in the back and then turned the gun on himself. The attack occurred on Friday at the couple’s home in Habersham County, Georgia. Ms. Schaefer founded The Eagle Forum, a conservative “pro-family movement.” “State Sen. Don Thomas told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he knew the couple well and that he believed Bruce Schaefer was suffering from cancer. Authorities believe Nancy Schaefer was asleep when she was shot, probably sometime Friday morning, Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell told The Times newspaper of Gainesville. The sheriff said that “some financial problems were mentioned” in the notes left behind by Bruce Schaefer. ‘That might have been one reason,’ Terrell told a Gainesville newspaper.” The Schaefers are survived by four sons, one daughter and 13 grandchildren.


  1. avatar Beverly says:

    I was invited to a meeting with Sen. Schaefer a while back, to talk about corruption in child welfare. I do not believe that Sen. Schaefer was killed in a murder/suicide. I believe that her speaking out against the corruption of child welfare was the reason she was killed. It's a huge money making business. I've been involved in child welfare since 1991 and I know first hand how corrupt it is.

  2. avatar Robert Farago says:

    That's quite a claim. Any evidence?

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