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