Double Murder Tragedy on Halloween
Gainsville, Florida – (AP)
Posted: Nov. 3rd, 2007
This was to be the first year that the State of Florida successfully banned Halloween. The concern, according to state officials, was that the current infestation of the undead virus, and its refusal to relinquish it's grip on Miami, would make it impossible to distinguish between Halloween party goers and real mortosis reanimates.
That fear was the very thing that got Mark Gleeson (21) and Jason Bentchley (20) killed on Wednesday evening. It is a tragedy that has shocked this university community, and caused much hand wringing at city hall.
Gleeson and Bentchley were attending an illegal Halloween party on NW 7th Avenue. There was a palpable sense of excitement in the air. Not just because it was Halloween, but also the covert nature of the party.
However, with the real life zombie presence only a days drive south, neighbor Nathaniel Tarcher (56) was experiencing different feelings. Those of fear and dread. He was a self confessed loaner. An alcoholic and sufferer of schizophrenia.
His reaction on seeing Gleeson and Bentchley walking past his ground floor window was not one of curiosity. It was fear. Tarcher did not see two university students trying to find a very secretive party, Tarcher instead saw two infected reanimates menacing his property.
Tarcher could not see past the amateur make up, the fake blood and rubber cement, He reached for his shotgun. Never far from his side. He killed Bentchley first, with a single shot to the abdomen, then Gleeson, first in his right leg, then his back, as he tried to flee.
Nathaniel Tarcher is now in Gainsville police custody on $50,000 bail. His first court appearance is November 8th. His court appointed attorney in a press statement released today, stated that Tarcher has expressed deep remorse for his actions and his confusion that lead to this double killing in the the darkly lit streets of Gainsville last night.
Tarcher is expected to plead guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.
FEMA emergency refugee stations have been set up at Fort Stewart in
updated information including assigned evacuation points, school closure
information and emergency assistance:
Miami Downtown . Several unconfirmed undead sightings, but none substantiated.
Ojus. The body of a reanimated corpse was found after being attacked by dogs according to animal control.
Sunny Isles Beach. An empty fishing vessel banked on the shore this morning. All occupants were missing. According to coast guard reports, there were signs of a struggle.
Miami is in a quarantine situation. All non essential traffic is prohibited within the effected boundaries.
Residents are allowed to leave the area, but please be advised that you will face long waits at government processing centers before an exit visa is permitted.
A 6.00pm - 6.00am curfew is also in effect.
Beaches along the Florida coast remain closed until further notice
Police have requested that the public remain vigilant and report any
corpses, living or dead, that wash ashore. They have released a special
hotline emergency number -
HomeAfricaAmericasAsia-PacificCaribbeanEuropeMiddle EastSouth AsiaWorldScienceMedicalFinancialEntertainmentZombie HuntersHardballLife LineThe Human RaceDead CenterZWN Special ReportsLettersMerchandiseLinksContact Us DisclaimerCopyrightsFAQ'sAbout ZWN
This site is for entertainment purposes only. All stories and events are fictional. Any similarities with persons either living or deceased in purely coincidental. There is occasional satirizing of prominent public figures. Contents of this site are copyrighted. All rights reserved.
If you suspect anyone of showing sympoms of the 'Necro- Mortosis' Virus, the Government has released the following anonymous tip line.
1 800 155 3219