A Vernon, Connecticut, man drove to Casper, Wyoming, and murdered his father and his father’s girlfriend before committing suicide.
According to multiple media accounts, Christopher Krumm, 25, allegedly stormed into his father’s computer science classroom at Casper College and shot him in the head with a bow and arrow. Earlier that day, the younger Krumm stabbed his father’s girlfriend, Heidi Arnold, to death with a knife at the home near the campus that she shared with James Krumm.
The horrific crime occurred on Friday morning.
The Hartford Courant provides more details on the Caspar College murders:
“Christopher Krumm hid the bow and arrow and two knives under a blanket that he carried into the Wold Physical Science Center on campus before 9 a.m. Friday, according to Casper police.
“He walked into room 325, where his father was teaching, and shot him in the head with the arrow, police said. James Krumm fell to the ground, then stood up and fought with his son, authorities said on Saturday.”
According to Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh as reported by FNC, “After shooting his father with the arrow, Christopher Krumm stabbed himself, then fatally stabbed his father in the chest in a struggle in the classroom.” The younger Walsh died of self-inflicted stab wounds.
Walsh added: “I can tell you the courage that was demonstrated by Mr. Krumm [senior] was absolutely without equal.”
In the meantime, Vernon Conn. police executed a search warrant on Christopher Krumm’s apartment in a rooming house and left with several boxes of evidence.
A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Tuesday at Casper College in honor of the memory of the popular instructors.
Watch a news report on the bow-and-arrow murder: