Peter Shellem

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There is so much to this that appeals and relates and I think is unbelievably great and horribly sad.

Born in Philly.
Temple grad.
Lived in the Harrisburg area, as did I for a minute.
Interested in the death penalty, as am I.
Worked in a small market but had a HUGE impact on a number of lives.
Made a difference.
Sad, sad end.

Here is a profile of Peter Shellem from 2007  in the AJR.

Here is the initial report of his death at the Patriot-News, and the follow up piece later that day.

Update: Shellem was apparently working on a few stories, including one about an inmate with mental issues that committed suicide. George said when this broke it spread quickly and sadly within the journalistic community.