October 7, 2014 6:16 pm -

George Samson and Kelly Ecker got into a violent fight at their wedding reception, resulting in Samson killing Ecker and then himself.


After the last guest left, a heated argument broke out between the newlyweds, and the bride made a frantic call to 911 saying her husband threatened to kill her, officials said.

“The investigation has revealed that there was a verbal argument between the couple toward the end of the reception, which carried over to the after-party at the couple’s home,” said Vigo County Chief Deputy Sheriff Clark Cottom.

Police found Ecker’s body with several fatal shots and Samson dead in the basement after taking his own life.
Ecker made three 911 calls, but the first two calls cut out suddenly, Cottom added. Dispatchers heard what they thought to be gunshots being fired in the background while she was on the line.

Authorities found a lifeless Ecker, who had been shot multiple times in her torso and head with a 40-caliber semi-automatic pistol. Her husband, an anesthesiologist at Union Hospital, was found dead in the basement after he shot himself once in the head with a 45-caliber handgun.[su_csky_ad]

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34 responses to Indiana Doctor Fatally Shoots Wife, Self, On Wedding Night

  1. MarcoZandrini October 7th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    No nookie for him!

  2. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker October 7th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Guns are the favorite toy of the ‘pro-life’ party.

  3. Budda October 7th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    What could have been so contentious that they fought violently and ended up dead over…on their wedding night no less!

    • whatthe46 October 7th, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      there had to have been issues long before and continuing throughout their relationship that clearly had to have been a sign that marriage was not going to make their problems go away. clearly.

      • jasperjava October 7th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

        Weddings are stressful affairs, what with the months of preparation, expense, alcohol, dealing with possible conflicts with family, friends, co-workers, etc.

        Horrible situation, made tragically worse with the availability of guns.

    • M D Reese October 7th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Usually it’s alcohol and a perceived pass being made. My dad once decked a guy in a bar who was trying to help my mom up from the floor after she fell off her stool…My folks continued the slugfest when they got home.

      • Tammy Minton Haley October 8th, 2014 at 12:13 am

        i lived your life…more than once, i’ve slid out a bedroom window, to run to the neighbor, begging for help…

        my god…what people do to their children…

        • M D Reese October 8th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

          It really leaves a mark. When I was a kid (50s and 60s) there was nowhere to go. Women and children were pretty much property. I finally called the cops during an incredibly bad bout–when they finally came, they just let my drunken dad drive himself to a motel while they followed him. I was not quite 16–and knowing that it would never get better, I found another place to live so that I could finish high school and not get killed.

          • Tammy Minton Haley October 8th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

            my dad was in the air force–so, to call the police–which eventually had to start happening–would endanger his status…so…there was that…
            i grew up in the 60’s and 70’s–it hadn’t gotten much better…
            my mother finally divorced him–but not until over 5 years after he had drove drunk from a new year’s party, and put her in a wheelchair…i have no relationship with my father–not since 1985…don’t know if he’s alive or dead, truth…

          • M D Reese October 9th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

            I’m so sorry to hear about your mom–it’s a wonder my dad didn’t put them in the ditch or worse. He drove drunk almost every day. He was a bartender and he’d drink on the job and then drive home. My dad died when I was 18–I didn’t even want to go to the funeral.

          • Tammy Minton Haley October 9th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

            she lived a tragedy–put in a wheelchair at 32 by an alcoholic husband…she passed away in 1985, at 48…i’m 5 years older than that, now…
            poor thing—of course, i was a terribly rebellious, promiscuous teen-ager, and didn’t understand her pain-at all…lots of regret…

            i understand everything, now…too late

          • M D Reese October 10th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

            I can empathize–I’m dealing with a lot of that stuff now, (I’m 63) and I understand about regrets. I’ve been able to look at a lot of them and think them though and then put them away. It’s a process.

    • Tammy Minton Haley October 8th, 2014 at 12:14 am

      just add alcohol…

  4. whatthe46 October 7th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    wonder why she wasn’t able to leave after the first call. poor thing.

  5. BillTheCat45 October 7th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Scumbag COWARD. If there is a hell, I hope he rots there.

  6. Larry Schmitt October 7th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Follow the link to the Daily News article. The people that make comments on their site are mostly complete assholes. Some of the comments are beyond belief.

    • NW10 October 7th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      No thanks, don’t need to see any hatred or negativity.

      • Larry Schmitt October 7th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

        It’s mostly insensitivity and inane comments in response to a ghastly murder. These are people you wouldn’t want to have anything to do with personally.

  7. Tommy6860 October 7th, 2014 at 7:30 pm


  8. NW10 October 7th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    If only there was a good guy with a gun, right Fifi LaPierre/NRA?

  9. M D Reese October 7th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I know that over half of straight marriages end in divorce–but this is ridiculous.

    • Anomaly 100 October 7th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      “until death do us part.”

      • fancypants October 7th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

        who knows ? they might end up at the same destination

        • Anomaly 100 October 7th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

          Not quite the honeymoon she was expecting though.

          • M D Reese October 7th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

            I’m guessing no damn moon at all.

      • M D Reese October 7th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

        Well, at least it’s biblical…

  10. Cedric Williams October 7th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I got a hundred dollars that says he caught her boppin’ the best man. (Or at least making plans to do so)….. Can’t imagine what else would make him so mad that he had to shoot her a couple hours after saying I DO.

    • fancypants October 8th, 2014 at 12:31 am

      my money is on the groom who got to see the bachelorette party on private video

  11. Tammy Minton Haley October 8th, 2014 at 12:06 am

    taking bets on how long before “Lifetime” makes the movie…?

  12. fantagor October 8th, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Note to self: weed-only reception. This crazy tragedy has the foul stink of booze all over it.

  13. giantslor October 8th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    The only thing that stops a good guy with a gun is… um… sorry, drawing a blank here.