Double Murder Tragedy on Halloween

Gainsville, Florida – (AP)
Posted: Nov. 3rd, 2007 Bookmark and Share

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.

Several FEMA emergency refugee stations have been set up at Fort Stewart in Georgia.
Call emergency management hotline at 1 800 155 2234 for further information.

For the latest citywide updates - click here

For updated information including assigned evacuation points, school closure information and emergency assistance:
Miami Dade County Emergency resource Management

Latest reports:

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

Florida 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 -
1 800 153 2324

Copyright 2007 All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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.

Bookmark and Share

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

The USA is NOT infected
Despite many internet rumors, the Northern United States is not infected. The few areas of infestation are in maintained quarantine. It is important to remember, borders have not been breached. Communities have not been infected.

Obama delivers good news on national security Posted: June 23rd. 11
Quarantine facility protests. Posted: Dec. 18th. 10
Halloween ban 2010. Posted: Oct. 10th. 10
Real life zombie attack leads to tribute video. Posted: Aug. 24st. 10
Zombie hunting license challenged. Posted: Aug. 21st. 10
Passenger reanimates during flight. Posted: June. 15th. 10
Zombie Hunters to require license after July. Posted: Mar. 22nd. 10
Texas Nurse Dies From Hospital Attack Posted: Feb. 15th. 10
Texas Hospital Attack Posted: Feb. 14th. 10
One week with BOPE (Elite undead unit) Posted: Feb. 6th. 10
Brazilian 'Floaters' - A growing menace Posted: Jan. 23th. 10
Texas Crash Closes Interstate Posted: Jan. 16th. 10
Newark Terminal lockdown Posted: Jan. 3rd. 10
Canada M-Bomb link Posted: Dec. 12th. 09
Eyewitness report from office massacre Posted: Nov. 29th. 09
Canadian office massacre Posted: Nov. 28th. 09
New outbreak in Canada Posted: Nov. 27th. 09
Cremation Bill Stalls Posted: Nov. 15th. 09
Halloween ban lifted Posted: Oct. 17th. 09
Las Vegas Taped Attack?
Posted: Aug. 22nd. 09
Cornfield discovery
Posted: May 7th. 09
Headless Bodies in Mexico'
Posted: May 4th, 09
Woody Harrelson attacks 'Zombie'
Posted: Apr 12th, 09
Memphis Incident Posted: Apr 12th, 09
Juarez strain Posted: Mar 5th, 09
Gag order lifted
Posted: Mar 5th, 09
Blagojevich calls for food testing Posted: Dec14th, 08
New York subway given all clear Posted: July 12th, 08
Farm busted using undead labor Posted: May 24th, 08
Funding cut in major US cities Posted: Mar 29th 2008
Mystery surrounds massacre Posted: Mar 3, 2008
Alaskan ice station massacre- Posted: Mar 2, 2008
'Right to rise' Protest disrupts GOP debate - Posted: Jan. 29th, 2008
Double murder tragedy on Halloween - Posted: Nov. 3rd, 2007
Bizarre Halloween attack leaves one man in hospital - Posted: Nov. 3rd, 2007
Possible 'Floater' found in N.C. - Posted: Sept. 13th, 2007
ZWN offices attacked - Posted: Aug 11, 2007
The Undead Zone - Posted: July 23, 2007
Think Tank deems US vulnerable - Posted July 15, 2007
'Body Farm' banned in Brazil - Posted June 27, 2007
Vigilantes sought in Arizona massacre - Posted: June 17, 2007
Fireworks on Capitol Hill - Posted: June 12, 2007
Chierbeck gets probation - Posted: June 7, 2007
"Cover-up" in Congress - allegations arise - Posted: May, 28, 2007
Controversial bill requires mortosis testing - Posted: May, 26, 2007
Murder/suicide linked to food scare - Posted: May, 22, 2007
Floating corpse off Miami beach - Posted: May, 17, 2007
Tainted baby food stocks tumble - Posted: May, 15, 2007
'Mortosis' tainted baby food - Posted: May, 14, 2007
Second spate of mortuary attacks - Posted: May, 9, 2007
Scare in Washington, D.C. - Posted: April, 2007
Canadian cover-up - Posted: March, 2007
Mortuary attacks in South - Posted: January, 2007

Cuban Crisis July 13, 2007
Cuba in Chaos July 15, 2007
US Fleet protects Florida July 20, 2007
Blockade broken July 28, 2007
Cuban Exodus July 29, 2007
Tempers flair at UN July 31, 2007
Canadian PM in political flap
July 31, 2007
'Zombie barges' sunk Aug 13, 2007
Submarine escape/mass arrests Aug 16, 2007
Anxiety in Cuba Aug 19, 2007

Trawlers find undead catch Aug, 26th, 2007
Beaches closed Sept, 7th, 2007
Undead boat reaches Miami Sept, 11th, 2007
Undead female discovered Sept, 15th, 2007
Miami undead female identified Sept, 18th, 2007
5 more Miami dead discovered Sept, 21st, 2007
National Guard enter Miami Sept, 23rd, 2007
Total lockdown for Miami Sept, 26th, 2007
Outbreak spreads to State Park Sept, 29th, 2007
Return to Miami Oct 2nd, 2007
Miami struggles to contain outbreak Oct, 6th, 2007
Three More East Coast States to Ban Halloween Oct, 13th, 2007
Drug Gangs Shoot Through Roadblock! Oct, 17th, 2007
Armed Gang Found In 'Fortress Style' City Mall
Oct, 22nd, 2007
Mayor attacked on live TV
Nov. 12, 2007
Shooting and violence erupt Nov 17, 2007
Hospital Massacre
Nov. 19, 2007
All quiet in Miami
Dec. 2nd, 2007
Miami quarantine lifted Dec. 18th, 2007
Missing Arizona hunters - bodies found
Body tests positive for necro-mortosis
Last photo's provide clues to missing hunters
Arizona mine entered - three re-killed
'Cave zombie' identified
Arizona quarantine lifted
Arizona 'Cave zombie' mystery to be solved?
'Cave zombie' mother in plea deal
'Cave Zombie' Mystery solved
Zombie farm discovered
Zombie farm owner flees to Columbia
Two undead escape
Undead captured -Re killed
Zombie rage in Philadelphia
The dead walk in Philadelphia
Philadelphia hoax
Philadelphia - Least prepared city

Dock Workers Demand Protection From Undead
New Jersey Dock Worker Infected
City Wide Search For 'N.J.' Zombie
New Jersey Under Lock down
Panic Buying In Newark
'New Jersey Zombie 'Captured
City Awaits DNA Results
DNA All Clear