A few weeks ago, A woman's dead body was found in the town I grew up in. Yesterday, one of my childhood classmates was arrested for her murder. Richard "Chip" Hodge (above) admitted to strangling Sheila Kline during sexual intercourse on Jan. 23rd in an alley in downtown Carlisle, PA. Hodge and I were in the same class from 1st Grade all the way through High School.
Wow. Chip was a quiet kid, who apparently later developed quite a drinking problem and a long rap sheet. Seeing his picture online kind of freaked me out. I remember a cute, skinny, quiet boy who was fast as hell on "Track and Field Day". But this picture just shows a tired-looking, 43-year-old accused murderer. So tragic.