Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Pittsburgh Comicon Founder Arrested for Murder from 17 years ago

The comic book community was rocked today by the arrest of Michael Ralph George, founder and organizer of the Pittsburgh Comicon, for the murder of his first wife 17 years ago in Michigan. George, pictured on the left, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder and one count of using a firearm during a felony. the murder of Barbara Marie George occured in the Comics World store that she and George both owned. She was killed "execution-style", meaning one shot to the back of the victim's head.

Police, at the time, claimed that it was a robbery gone wrong which led to the murder of the 32-year old mother of two small children, who was staying late to help prepare for her husband's surprise birthday party. George was arraigned on a fugitive warrant and sent to the Somerset County Jail without bond.

Details for the post came from The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Tribune-Democrat.

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