Saturday, September 17, 2005

Bart Whitaker, fugitive and scumbag

In December 2003, Bart's mother and brother were killed by a masked gunman in their home. Bart and his father were wounded.

I did a little googling on Bart and found this: Several days after the attack, he left this post at a gaming site where his brother was apparently well known, letting the gamers know that he (Bart) had pulled through, that he was "still pretty shocked by the whole thing," and that his brother was a "damn fine player, and a damn fine man."

Turns out Bart orchestrated the attack and that his brother was the original target.

The triggerman and getaway driver were arrested this week. Bart skipped town in July 2004 and hasn't been heard from since.

Update 9/26/05: Bart has been captured in Mexico.


Anonymous said...

What is the status of the case now?

Michael said...

I've seen nothing since. I'll check and report back.

Anonymous said...

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Bart, as it should be.

The detective won "Employee of the Year" award. Congrats!

We don't need people who think killing for money is acceptable - especially ones own mother and brother.

Bethlin said...

He was found guilty on Monday and the sentencing phase of the trial is this week.

The brother was not the only target, and was probably the least of the targets. His motive is supposed to be the $1 million he'd get as the only surviving heir.

More about the story, including some comments by one of his teachers, can be found at

Fort Bend Now

Anonymous said...

I went to school with both of them...its just really sad