Man Killed Father in Bow-and-Arrow Attack

Christopher Krumm accused in gruesome murder-suicide

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 1, 2012 3:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Police released more details today of a grisly murder-suicide at a Wyoming community college, saying a man shot his father in the head with a bow and arrow in front of a computer science class not long after fatally stabbing his father's live-in girlfriend at their home a couple miles away. Computer science instructor James Krumm, 56, may have saved some of his students' lives yesterday by giving them time to flee while trying to fend off his son, Christopher Krumm, 25, of Vernon, Conn., Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh said.

"I can tell you the courage that was demonstrated by Mr. Krumm was absolutely without equal," he said, adding that his actions could offer some measure of comfort to those affected by the killings. He said police still were trying to figure out what motivated Christopher Krumm to attack his father and girlfriend, 42-year-old Heidi Arnold, a math instructor at the college. Arnold was found stabbed to death in front of the home she shared with James Krumm. 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, Walsh said. Click for more details.

Casper police leave the Wold Physical Science Building while investigating a murder and suicide at Casper College, Friday Nov. 30, 2012, in Casper, Wyo.
Casper police leave the Wold Physical Science Building while investigating a murder and suicide at Casper College, Friday Nov. 30, 2012, in Casper, Wyo.   (DAN CEPEDA)
Students and staff listen to a news conference after an apparent murder-suicide on campus Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Casper College in Casper, Wyo.
Students and staff listen to a news conference after an apparent murder-suicide on campus Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Casper College in Casper, Wyo.   (Alan Rogers)
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