UPDATED 03-29-10: FORMER STATE SENATOR NANCY SCHAEFER (R-GA) AND HER HUSBAND, BRUCE, FOUND DEAD FROM, AS SOME SAY, AN APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE (I’VE INCLUDED LINKS TO SOME IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT HER AND HER FIGHT AGAINST CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES)…

Posted on March 27, 2010. Filed under: News And Politics..., NEWS..., Politics..., UPDATED POSTS... |

UPDATED:  Monday, March 29, 2010 8:30 PM (My original post follows my update)

Here’s an update on this very sad story.  They’re now saying that “apparently Bruce Schaefer was not suffering from a terminal disease, as reported earlier”.  Hmmm…they claim that there was a 4-page suicide note left at the Shaefer’s home along with several notes for family members.  Then they say it was probably “financial trouble”.  Don’t you think it’s kind of strange that they’re both dead right after Nancy Schaefer unveils rampant corruption in Child Protective Services?  Coincidence?  I don’t believe there are too many “coincidences”.  Call me an idiot, but I’m still not buying it.  Even if their deaths are labeled as a murder-suicide, it could have been set up to look like one.  This couple was married for 52 years, had five children and 13 grandchildren.  I find it hard to believe that the husband, father and grandfather committed this atrocity upon himself and his beautiful wife while leaving their loving family behind to grieve.  It just doesn’t add up—not this time

Schaefer case: Illness likely not the cause in murder-suicide

QueenBee

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Former state Senator Nancy Schaefer, 73, and her husband, Bruce, 74, were found dead in their home in north Georgia, and it is being investigating as a possible murder-suicide.  Six GBI agents and three crime-scene technicians were on the scene late Friday investigating the deaths at the request of the Habersham County Sheriff’s department, GBI spokesman, John Bankhead, said.  The preliminary investigation is looking at the case as a murder-suicide, but he said autopsies are expected to be performed this weekend to confirm the causes of death.  Schaefer was a prominent conservative Republican who represented a north Georgia district for two terms.  She was known as a vocal opponent of abortion and same-sex marriage.  I’m adding a little bit of her bio here because I know the Left-leaning media won’t elaborate…
Schaefer’s husband, Bruce, had been ill for some time.  In 2008, she cited her husband’s health as a reason she decided against challenging U.S. Rep. Paul Broun.  Schaefer was elected to the state Senate in 2004 and served two terms, but she made several unsuccessful bids for public office prior to that.  Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said he served with Schaefer in his first term in the House.  Because they served in adjoining districts, they often attended meetings together on White County issues.  Collins said Schaefer served her district honorably.
 
“I always thought her to be an honest person who did what she thought was right,” Collins said. “It’s just a real sad event.”
 
Schaefer, who has been active in conservative Christian causes for many years, was president of Family Concerns, a Christian organization.  She was elected in 2004 after federally redrawn legislative districts created an open seat in the 50th District.  She defeated two Republican challengers and a Democrat to win the seat.  Prior to that, Schaefer ran for mayor of Atlanta in 1993, was the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in 1994 and finished third in the GOP race for governor in 1998.  She once hosted a daily commentary show on WNIV-AM, an Atlanta Christian radio station.  She was a former first vice-president of the Georgia Baptist Convention, a frequent speaker to churches of all denominations, a speaker to civic and political organizations and a frequent guest on radio and local and national television programs.  In 2001, she became the first female trustee of Toccoa Falls College.
She and her husband lived in Atlanta for 35 years before relocating to Habersham County.  The 50th District, which she served, includes Habersham, Rabun, Towns, Stephens, Banks, Franklin, Hart and a portion of White counties.  Schaefer and her husband had five children and 13 grandchildren.  Here are some links to reiterate her strong support for her constituents, abused children and her ongoing battle with uncovering the rampant corruption within Child Protective Services (CPS)…
 
 
 
Before all the facts are known, the media is calling this a murder-suicide.  My gut instinct may be way off, but I can’t bring myself to believe that this was a murder-suicide, and until all the facts are in, I will not believe this.  This could have been the work of someone in CPS.  They were, after all, being relentlessly investigated by Schaefer who believed that the CPS kidnapped children for money and that young parents with no means of supporting their children were unfairly targeted.  What she uncovered was truly horrific.  It begs the question, “Did someone deliberately silence her?”
 
May God rest their souls, and my prayers and condolences go out to their families and friends.  I sincerely hope this is thoroughly investigated and that, by the Grace of God, the real truth comes out…
 
QueenBee
Murder-suicide possible cause of deaths of former state Sen. Schaefer and husband
By Mashaun D. Simon and Aaron Gould Sheinin
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2:13 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010
Former State Senator Nancy Schaefer (R-GA)
Conservative political activist and former state Sen. Nancy Schaefer and her husband Bruce have died of an apparent murder-suicide.

Few details were available Saturday, the day after the couple’s bodies were found. It could be weeks before autopsy results are available, Habersham county Coroner Kasey McEntire told the AJC Saturday.

Meanwhile, tributes and condolences continued to pour in from lawmakers and others.

“I had the privilege of serving with Nancy for several years in the State Senate and appreciated her kind heart and desire to serve the people of Georgia well. Nita and I will be praying for the entire Schaefer family and ask that the Lord will provide them with peace that passes all understanding during this difficult time,” Lt. Governor Casey Cagle said in a statement.

GBI spokesman John Bankhead told the AJC there will be a thorough investigation into what happened. He could not say who might have been the shooter. Six GBI agents and two crime scene technicians were at the scene of the Schaefer home in Habersham County Friday night.

An announcement was made around 7:30 p.m. Friday on the floor of the Georgia General Assembly.

Sen. Don Thomas, a physician and who said he knew the couple well,  said he believed Bruce Schaefer, 74, had cancer.

“In those moments, you are not at your complete sanity,” said Thomas, of Dalton. “Some people figure the best way is to end it for both of you. They were married for so long. Loved each other so much. When you see somebody that you love so much, every now and then, you think the best way out of it is to go and be with the Lord. ”

Schaefer, a former Atlanta mayoral candidate and two-term senator, was beaten by Habersham County Commission Chairman Jim Butterworth in a north Georgia Republican runoff in 2008.

“This news hits the hearts of many in our community and I want to be among the first to express my deepest condolences to the family of Nancy and Bruce Schaefer. The Schaefer’s were a blessing to many who were privileged to know them,” Butterworth said in a statement.

Rep. Rick Austin made the announcement from the house floor of the couple’s death before the chamber observed a moment of silence. Austin represents Habersham and White counties, near Schaefer’s home.

“Nancy Schaefer was a great lady, and she served Georgia and her constituents with honor and grace,” Austin said.

Neill Herring, a veteran environmental lobbyist, said Schaefer came to symbolize “a period in Georgia history where the Christian right was really in the ascendancy. I almost feel like her defeat in the last election was a sign that that power had began to wane.”

Schaefer and her husband were the parents of five children and moved to Habersham County in North Georgia after living in Atlanta for 35 years. The daughter of a North Georgia Superior Court Judge and granddaughter of a state legislator, Schaefer, 73,  entered the public eye in 1985 when she organized a Constitutional Liberties Rally in Atlanta.

The following year, she founded Schaefer Family Concerns, Inc., a nonprofit foundation dedicated to issues such as display of the Ten Commandments in public buildings and opposition to abortion.

She was the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor in 1994. In 1998, she sought the GOP nomination for governor.

According to her state senate biography, she was an eight year Trustee of the National Ethics and Religions Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). She represented Family Concerns and the SBC at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, the U.N. Conference on Human Settlements in Istanbul, the U.N. Conference on Food in Rome, Italy and the U.N. follow up Conference to Beijing in New York.

She is a former First Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Convention, a frequent speaker to churches of all denominations, a speaker to civic and political organizations, and a frequent guest on radio and local and national television programs across the nation. She was also a Sunday School Teacher.

Nancy Schaefer was chosen as a Gracious Lady of Georgia, served on numerous advisory boards and directorships and in 2001 became the first woman Trustee for Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Georgia.

As a state senator, Schaefer represented the 50th district, including Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, Stephens, and Towns Counties, as well as part of White County.

– Staff writers Ernie Suggs, Nancy Badertscher and Alexis Stevens contributed to this report

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Barbara: I\’m deeply saddened by all the travesties you and your family have suffered through. I send prayers and my sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your little girl and may God protect your children who are in the Navy. I am so appalled at what the CPS corruption has done to you and your loved ones, but as I said to Edward previously, we all reap what we sow, and those who hurt others for their own selfish advantages will have to answer to God. Please know that your little girl is there every morning when you wake, and remains with you throughout the day. I know it\’s hard, but now you must be strong for the rest of your family. I\’m sure Nancy Schaefer would want that, and I\’m sure that\’s what you want as well. Don\’t keep so much hate in your heart for those who have wronged you; otherwise, you won\’t have any room for those you truly care about, for what really matters. Life is too short, as we all know, so go and hug your children and never let them question your love. Give it freely and you will see that the world can be a beautiful place in spite of the bad surrounding you. May God bless you and your family,..

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To Edward Baumann: I am in agreement, and that\’s why I thought it was necessary to call it as I see it. I, too, seek the truth, and I have lived my life that way, not having to look over my shoulder at every turn. It is liberating! I did enough research on Nancy Schaefer to know that she was a remarkably strong, courageous woman who maintained the strength of her convictions, as unpopular as they were. Her selfless crusade to help children who weren\’t able to speak for themselves speaks volumes of her character and integrity. It\’s too bad we don\’t have more like her in our government. For if we did, this nation and its citizens wouldn\’t be in the shape it\’s in today. Corruption and greed are the ingredients for disaster, and Nancy Schaefer knew this and unveiled it. You and I both know that we all reap what we sow. It may be ten years down the road, but it will come to pass. Whomever did this despicable act, whether it was Bruce Schaefer (which I doubt) or someone who wanted to silence them, they will have to answer to God, and for that I am comforted…

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MY DEEPEST CONDOLANCES TO THE SCHAEFER FAMILY! YOUR MOTHER, FATHER, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER, BROTHER, UNCLE, AUNT, GRANDFATHER, SON, DAUGHTER, ARE MY TRUE FOREVER HEROES! I SAID REAL HEROES! THEY ARE WITH JESUS! "MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE COMING OF THE LORD! . . . HIS TRUTH IS. . . [HIS =JESUS CHRIST THE LORD THE CREATOR]TRUTH IS . . .MARCHING ON! GLORY, GLORY, HALLEUIAH! ! SISTER NANCY SCHAEFER AND HUSBAND ARE BOTH TOGETHER. . . RIGHT NOW, IN HEAVEN WITH MY DECEASED BIRTH-TO-17YO DISABLED-DAUGHTER. WHO IS NOW HEALED, AND SHE CAN RUN AGAIN. SISTER NANCY IS TALKING RIGHT NOW AND HUGGING ALL . . . ALL . . . THE LITTLE CHILDREN WHO WERE VICIOUSLY WITHOUT DUE PROCESS OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OR TRIAL – – – TAKEN AWAY FROM THEIR PARENTS AND SIBLINGS AND RELATIVES, BY THE ANTI-CHRISTIAN-EVIL ARM OF SO-CALLED-CHILD-PROTECTION, WHICH IS NOT PROTECTION AT ALL! IT IS CHILD ABUSE IN THE HIGHEST FORM! OR, ACTUALLY, IN THE LOWEST, DEGRADING FORM! HOW DO I KNOW IT\’S TRUE?! WELL, BECAUSE I/WE PARENTS WENT THROUGH IT OURSELVES!! OUR 5th (total of six children) TERMINALLY-ILL DISABLED HOMESCHOOLED AND CHRISTIAN-SCHOOLED-SWEET DAUGHTER WAS TAKEN AWAY AT AGE 10 FROM US BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK, FOR NO COURT- PROVEN- REASONS! I SAID NO TRIAL – – NO COURT-PROVEN- REASON!! THOSE SO-CALLED WNY FAMILY COURTS ARE NOT FOR TRADITIONAL FAMILIES (OF ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN MARRIAGE) AT ALL! IN THE LATE 90\’S, I SAW AS I WALKED TO THE COURT HEARING GALLOWS (IN A SENSE), A HUGE 8-FOOT X 4- FOOT BRONZE ENGRAVING IN THE HALLWAY OF THE SO-CALLED FAMILY COURT WHERE MILLARD FILLMORE USED TO BE THE MAYOR. . . . ON THE BRONZE HUGE WALL COURT ENGRAVING, I SAW ONLY A JUDGE, A LAWYER, A BOY, AND A GIRL. WHO IS MISSING? YES! NO PARENTS OF THE CHILDREN! THE TWO (OR EVEN ONE) PARENT(S) ARE MISSING IN THE ENGRAVED ANTI-BIBLICAL PHILOSOPHY! I HAD TWO CHRISTIAN LAWYERS. BUT THEY BOTH KNEW IN WNY YOU HAD TO PLEAD GUILTY (LIE) OR ELSE LOSE YOUR CHILD FOREVER. YOU HAD TO PLEAD GUILTY RIGHT TO THE JUDGE TO EVER GET YOUR CHILD BACK! I BAWLED AND CRIED AS STOOD BEFORE THE JUSGE WHO ACTUALLY QUESTIONED ME IF I WAS TOLD TO PLEAD GUILTY BY MY LAWYERS. I STOOD FIRM AND DID WHAT MY CHRISTIAN LAWYERS SAID. THOSE LAWYERS WERE BRAVE TOO! I FELT TREMENDOUSLY FORCED TO PLEAD GUILTY ON 5 COUNTS OF SO-CALLED NEGLECT! I WAS A FAITHFUL HOMESCHOOLER BY THE RULES OF LAW, AND WAS A TRAINED NURSES AIDE CAREGIVER TOO! I HAD A THICK STACK OF LETTERS OF COMMENDATION IN MY DEFENSE, THAT I WAS A GREAT MOM FOR 10 YEARS IN THE WORST OF TIMES, AND A GREAT TEACHER AND CAREGIVER TO MY BRAIN AND SPINAL DISABLED DAUGHTER, AND FIVE OTHER YOUNG CHILDREN! IT DEVASTATED THOSE SIBLINGS TO LOSE THEIR SISTER! [THREE OF THOSE SIX CHILDREN HAVE SINCE PROUDLY JOINED THE NAVY] BUT THE EVIL CPS AGENTS, GOVERNMENT-PAID- CPS, STATE OF NY, TRICKED ME. THEY SNOOPED AND GOT JUST ONE LIBERAL FAMILY DOCTOR AND ONE OF HER PSYCHIATRIST BUDDIES TO SNEAK MY DAUGHTER OUT OF HER DOCTOR\’S OFFICE BACK DOOR INTO AN AWAITING AMBULANCE, RIGHT WHILE I WAS IN HER WAITING ROOM OR HALLWAY! NO WARNING! NO QUESTIONS ASKED OF ME! BEWARE WHAT DOCTOR YOU TAKE YOUR KID TO! THEY WORK CLOSELY WITH THOSE CPS AGENTS WHO WERE UNDER-TRAINED, UNLICENSED, STATE-LOYAL- CHILD PROTECTION AGENTS. THEY ACTUALLY GET A PERCENTAGE OF EVERY CHILD THEY CAN PLACE INTO FOSTER CARE! BACK THEN, ONE CHILD IN A FOSTER HOME GAVE THE FOSTER PARENT $800 PLUS CLOTHING AND FOOD AND GAS ALLOWANCE!! AND AND IF THE CHILD HAULED IN BY CPS HAPPENED TPO BE DISABLED EVEN THOUGH AMBULATORY AND SEL-FEEDING, THE FOSTER CARE PARENT GOT $900 MORE PER MONTH! AND AND IF THE CHILD HAPPENED TO LIVE NEAR A BORDER OF ANOTHER STATE, SAY WITHIN A FEW MILES OF THE CHILD, NEAR THE GA/SC OR NY/PENN STATE BORDER, AND A FOSTER PARENT LIVED JUST OVER THE STATE BORDER IN THE OPPOSITE STATE, THE $PAY-OUT WOULD ALMOST DOUBLE!!! (CPS ARE HIRED BY STATES, AND ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE SOME SORT OF GENERAL DEGREE, IF EVEN THAT! IN WNY IN THE 1990\’S, 3,000 CHILDREN WERE TAKEN AWAY IN MY COUNTY ALONE THAT YEAR . OH, YES, CPS WAS BIG BUSINESS THEN, AND STILL IS TODAY TO CONTINUE ABOUT MY COURT HEARING, IF I DIDN\’T LIE AND PLEAD GUILTY, MY LAWYER SAID IT WOULD HAVE COST US POOR PARENTS $50,000+ DOLLARS TO HIRE PHYSICIANS TO TESTIFY ON OUR BEHALF AGAINST THE EVIL OPPOSING TWO PHYSICIANS, AND THE COURT CASE WOULD HAVE TAKEN A DECADE JUST TO LITIGATE THE CASE!! AND, MEANWHILE, JULIE WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT OF OUR HOME ANYWAY! SO, I WAS MARCHED TO WNY TO APPEAR COURT ALONE 4 TIMES. MEANWHILE, MY DEAR SAD DAUGHTER WAS PLACED UNDER GUARD. I SAID SHE WAS IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL UNDER GUARD FROM ME HER ONLY AND BIOLOGICAL MOTHER IN PARTICULAR! THIS WAS A BIG DOWNTOWN "CHILDREN\’S" HOSPITAL, AND SHE LAID IN A BED POORLY CARED-FOR AND TOTALLY UNSCHOOLED FOR WEEKS, LIKE AT AN ANIMAL SHELTER, WHILE PROSPECTIVE FOSTER CARE PEOPLE CAME TO VIEW JULIE AND LOOK HER OVER LIKE A DOG IF THEY "WANTED" HER OR NOT! I CHALLENGED THE HOSPITAL AND ASKED WHY THEY CHARGED ME WITH EDUCATIONAL NEGLECT, WHEN UNDER THEIR CARE, JULIE WASN\’T SCHOOLED EVEN ONE DAY WHILE IN THEIR HOSPITAL! ALL THEY SAID WAS, "WELL, RED-TAPE. THIS IS A DIFFERENT DISTRICT THAN WAS HER RESIDENCE!" TALK ABOUT INJUSTICE! MY OTHER 5 KIDS HUSBAND AND I JUST CRIED! I WAS NOT ALLOWED TO VISIT JULIE UNGUARDED! AT DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS WITH HER, I WAS NO LONGER ALLOWED TO BE CALLED HER REAL MOTHER, BUT I HAD TO SIGN DISCHARGES. SO, PAINFULLY FOR 6 MONTTHS, BUT I HAD TO JUMP THROUGH ALL GOVERNMENTAL HOOPS, AND DO EXACTLY WHAT THE COURT SAID! I COULDN\’T PAY OR DEFEND OURSELVES AGAINST THE MIGHTY AND RICH DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF THE STATE OF NY! I STILL WAS COURT-MANDATED TO DRIVE JULIE FROM OUR CITY TO THE FOSTER CARE HOME IN ANOTHER CITY, AND TAKE HER TO DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS IN YET OTHER CITIES! GOD HELP ME IF MY CAR BROKE DOWN OR IF THE COURT SAID I FAILED IN AN APPOINTMENT! SO, WITH JULIE IN OUR OLD CARS, AND THROUGH DEEP SNOW AND ICY ROADS, AND NO MONEY FROM THE STATE FOR GAS OR BABYSITTING, I TRODDED TO APPOINTMENTS, AND WAS LISTED ONLY AS A GUARDIAN BUT NOT AS THE MOTHER! THE FOSTER HOME WAS AN OLD LADY WHO GOT A LOT OF MONEY PER MONTH FOR HAVING JULIE. SHE HAD AN ALCOLHOLIC HUSBAND AND LAZY BUM 20YO SON. THE FOSTER DAD WAS NEVER CHECKED OUT LIKE THE FOSTER CARE OLD LADY WAS! THE DRUNK VERBALLY ABUSED MY DAUGHTER EVERY DAY. MY FRAIL 10YO GIRL WITH 4 SHUNTS IN HER BRAIN AND SPINE HAD TO GO DOWN INTO THE BASEMENT OT PEE EVERY MORNING, WITH A G-TUBE BAG HANGING AND COULD HAVE CAUGHT ON THE RAILS TO THE DEEP BASEMENT. SHE COULD NOT USE THEIR UPSTAIRS BATHROOM BECAUSE THE LAZY UNEMPLOYED BUM SON USED IT EVERY MORNING! SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A STRAY DOG TOO WHILE WAITING FOR A STATE-ORDERED CAR TO PICK HER UP FOR SCHOOL FROM THE COLD SNOWY FRONT YARD WITH NO SHELTER AND THE OLD LADY DIDN\’T WAIT WITH HER FOR THE CAR! BUT JULIE WAS A GREAT CHRISTIAN AND TRUSTED THE LORD, AND EVEN LED ONE 10-YO-CLASSMATE TO THE LORD ANYWAY! AFTER 6 MONTHS TO THE DAY OF JUMPING THROUGH NY\’S GOVERNMENT HOOPS, OUR FAMILY LITERALLY SOLD ALL OUR BELONGINGS, INCLUDING A SIGNED NFL FOOTBALL TO OUR CHILDREN FROM SEEING JIM KELLEY, QUARTERBACK, AND WE ALL ESCAPED TO THE SOUTH, NEVER TO RETURN TO OUR HOMELAND AND RELATIVES AGAIN! MY MOM ESCAPED HITLER AND FLED FROM POLAND, SO WE ARE THANKFUL TO THE LORD FOR THE RESPITE IN THE SOUTH. IT\’S MUCH WORSE UP NORTH FOR CHILD SO-CALLED PROTECTION SERVICES! THE HONORABLE NANCY SHAEFER AND HER DEAR HUSBAND BRUCE ARE TRULY MY HEROES! TO THE FAMILY, YOU MUST KEEP ON DOING WHAT SHE DIED FOR! DON\’T QUIT! JESUS SAID OCCUPY \’TIL I COME! WHAT A GLORIOUS EASTER WEEK TO GO HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD! THEY DID NOT SUFFER LONG, CHILDREN, FAMILY! THEY ARE WITH THE RISEN SAVIOUR! SINCERELY, Barbara

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Honorable Senetor Nancy Schaefer was most likely murdered because she was revealing information about the "child pertection services" and the perpetrators in a video that was soon to be released. Do some research on Mrs. Schaefer\’s fight against CPS and what she had uncovered and revealed in interviews about the snatching of children, sexual abuse and the trafficing of innocent helpless children. God Bless you Mrs. Schaefer you did your part while here on earth, rest in peace.

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