Comics Store Owner Busted For Murder
Sadly, it’s not the title of a Margret Truman thriller.
According to reporter Patrick Buchnowski of the Johnstown PA Tribune-Democrat, the owner of Comics World in Windber PA has been charged with execution-style murder of his wife that happened 17 years ago. Michael Ralph George was charged by police in Clinton Township, Mich., with killing his then-wife, Barbara Marie George, in July 1990. The 32-year-old’s body was found by customers in the back of the couple’s Michigan store (also Comics World ) and $30,000 worth of comic books were taken. Police assumed the killer was familiar with classic comic books and the trading card industry because of the value of the items taken.
Barbara Marie George died of a single shot to the head from a .38-caliber gun after closing the store to prepare a surprise birthday party for husband, then 30, according to The Macomb Daily. The couple had two small children.
Thanks to Jamie Graham for the story.