DUI Child Killer Murdered in San Quentin
Edward Schaefer killed 10 days into 24-year sentence
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2010 4:33 AM CDT
Updated Jul 28, 2010 5:11 AM CDT
Convicted murderer Frank Anthony Souza, 31, is the only suspect in Schaefer's killing.   (San Quentin State Prison)

(Newser) – A man convicted of murder for killing a 9-year-old girl while driving drunk was murdered in San Quentin prison just 10 days into a 24-year sentence. Investigators believe Edward Schaefer, 44, was stabbed to death with a homemade knife by inmate Frank Souza in the prison's reception yard, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Souza is serving a 60-years-to-life sentence for the murder of a homeless man.

Schaefer already had nine DUI convictions when he drove his motorcycle into Melody Osheroff and her father at a crosswalk last year, killing her and critically wounding him. "I'm not one of those people who rejoice in such things," Melody's mother said of Schaefer's killing. 'I don't think people being slain by another person is justified. I wanted him to be there long enough to think about what he had done."


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gingermavy .
May 5, 2015 10:21 AM CDT
I think Good Riddance is apt here. Would love to know if anybody misses this trash.
YetAnotherCollegeKid
Jul 30, 2010 1:18 AM CDT
Hey, if anyone here feels up to reading a major novel, I would hugely suggest Shantaram, a novel written by a convicted armed-robbing heroin drug fiend who escaped from a maximum-security prison. It is hands down the best book I have ever had the immense pleasure to read, and stands as exhibit A on my list of reasons not to simply dismiss prisoners as evil. It is brilliant. To read the philosophical treatise of the author (I wouldn't try this before reading the book, it is pretty dense stuff, and you really need a appreciation for the author first) go to http://shantaram.com/
YetAnotherCollegeKid
Jul 30, 2010 1:02 AM CDT
Just a guess, but the tat probably had more to do with the killing than the murder did.