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US Groom Kills Wife & Self Minutes after Wedding over Pre-nuptial Agreement



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George Scott Samson & Kelly Ecker

What started as a promise of “happily ever after” ended in tragedy.

An Indiana-based anesthesiologist fatally shot his wife and himself, minutes after their wedding reception, following a violent, alcohol-fueled argument about their pre-nuptial agreement, Daily Mail reports.

The argument reportedly started at the reception. Guests overheard the groom, 54-year-old George Scott Samson, telling his wife, 50-year-old Kelly Ecker, that she would “never get her hands on his money.”

Their conversation got even more heated when the wedding party moved from the reception venue to the couple’s residence.

Feeling uncomfortable with the situation, guests left their residence at 1:17 a.m on Sunday morning.

Sources say that three minutes after the last guest left, Ecker began making calls to 911, stating that her husband was trying to kill her.

Moments later, Samson shot Ecker in the head and neck, killing her. Thereafter, he shot himself dead.

Emergency authorities arrived at their residence shortly after the incident. Ecker’s body was found in her 10-year-old son’s bedroom.

Photo Credit: Daily Mail/Facebook


  1. Jane

    October 8, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Horrible! He loved his money more than his wife…and his life. Now the banks will have his money.

    My hubby loves his money too-

    Naughty men.

  2. Ese

    October 8, 2014 at 11:31 am

    My Lord! What is wrong with these american people?? This is just madness! this is sooo sick!! I can never understand it…

    • dad

      October 8, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      What is wrong with these Nigerian people that do not know how to communicate during tragedy and simply walk away if they don’t have anything of substance to say??? Just like the rest of the world cannot understand why people rob and kill in broad day light in our country, isn’t that just as sick??? SMH!!! I never do this but just tired of seeing people write statements like yours, it is usually yoruba people this, igbo people that or Hausa something but today it is America. My point is there was no reason for the “American people” comment. Evil is evil and unfortunately it exists everywhere.

  3. Ada Nnewi

    October 8, 2014 at 11:35 am


  4. Ephi

    October 8, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Why are so many women dying in the hands of men that supposedly love them. First it was Oscar Pistorious, then the Australian chef, and just yest in the papers was Anni Dewani, and now this?! Girls, please there is nothing like toxic love. If it’s toxic, it ain’t love.

    • lynn

      October 8, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      so true, any man that claims to love u but yet hurt u, abuse u, disrespect u, and wants to show u pain whenever theres a misunderstanding in the relationship does not love u ladies, rather it may be a case of obsession, there is a huge difference between both which are often misunderstood . a man that is obsessed with u is likely to kill u. ladies lets put an end to women abuse. The signs are always there, if he shoves u today and nothing is done about it, tomorrow he’ll slap u and if no actions is taken the next time u will become a punching bag, please ladies lets be wise and say no to domestic violence. it never ends well. (speaking from experience)

  5. Jules

    October 8, 2014 at 11:45 am

    tragedy after celebration… Lord help us

  6. oj

    October 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    na wa o! perhaps america needs to revise their marital laws cos a lot of women are using it to swindle men out of their hard earned money.

    • dj

      October 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Ore mi oj, I agree wIth you.. For Christ sake why should the issue of pre-nuptials be the topic for discussion after a wedding. It is very glaring that the wife was in the marriage for the benefits therein and not because of the love. I am not saying that what the man did was right but any right thinking man would think the same – Gold digger. If not for the murder I am sure the marriage would have headed for Olumo Rock.after three months.

  7. bruno

    October 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    He should have shot only her hands, that way she won’t be able to “touch his money” hahahahaha. Almost everybody in america has a gun/Guns, any small thing,they shoot

    • #sad#the hols is over#

      October 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Ermmm I’m confused Bruno your american brother shot your american sister and you are making jokes. You should be thrown in an american jail cos your patriotism to AMERICA is being questioned, your loyalty is fading. Had this happened in Nigeria we’ll see stupid comments like#i hate Nigerians they are trying to copy americans# or #Nigerians are too obsessed with marriage, it wasn’t neccessary for them to tie the knot# God is watching you Bruno God is watching you.

    • Counter

      October 8, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      What a retarded thing to say.

  8. mama ovie

    October 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I was discussing with a friend then boom he told me how he slap his soon to be wife twice and immediately my perception about him changed the funny thing be say the girl na lawyer oh
    I could not just wrap my head around it , we women tend to go true poo in a bid to be Mrs,
    he told me there is always tension around them
    and all I wonder is why can’t she just walk away , he says he has tried ending the relationship but the girl nor want go
    tomorrow this kind one go start to dey send chronicle to different blog
    people dey sha

  9. edith

    October 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    And both of them are advanced in age.frequent happenings of this domestic abuse against women is beggining to scare younger.and why. Would all of the guest leave,someone would have tried to settle since they were both drunk or almost drunk,might have saved their lives.smh.

  10. Dr banjo

    October 8, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Tragedy after party,God save us and our planet

  11. Just me

    October 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I have said it and will continue to say it, “America needs Jesus”.
    The swift reaction the people in this country show when they are angry is unbelievable.
    Between those who say they’re mentally unstable and those who are just down right weak in spirit, one has to really say these folks need spiritual help.
    A recent case i happen to be in a meeting in, is a 20 years old kid who stabbed and shot the mother multiple times before killing himself.
    God help us in this country.

    • So true

      October 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      I could not agree more!!!

  12. Lala

    October 9, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Yes cause in Nigeria we have never seen people get killed over slippers, 20 naira or lack of respect. Hiss

  13. bisos

    October 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    May God grant us the power of discernment o. To say you fit marry someone not knowing se they fit kill you not even up to 24 hours after the wedding is just beyond deep

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