US Volleyball Coach's Family Pulls Together After Stabbing

McCutcheon 'not indulging in anger'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2008 2:31 PM CDT
Todd Bachman of Lakeville, Minn. is shown in this undated photo.   (AP Photo/HO)
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(Newser) – Though his heart is broken, Hugh McCutcheon won’t indulge in anger as he grieves for his father-in-law, Todd Bachman, brutally stabbed to death in Beijing on Saturday. "It hurts. I think it's something no one should have to go through,'' the US Olympic men’s volleyball coach told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. His focus is on helping his wife’s mother, Barbara, through the shock of losing her husband.

McCutcheon said his seriously injured mother-in-law’s condition is improving. He added that his wife, who was with her parents when the attack occurred, has shown “incredible strength. Clearly Elisabeth was a victim in this as well, even though she was physically unscathed. Having to deal with this event has been hard for her.”