Case Closed, The "Why" Still Unanswered

By: Aaron Luna Email
By: Aaron Luna Email

Nearly six months after Flo Gallagher and Dr. Terry Fine where gunned in their own neighborhood police have closed the case. "Honestly, think about it everyday since Linda lives right up here," says Richie Hahn who came upon murder just moments after the shooting.

"You have two people that die on a Saturday morning, I think everybody in the community jumped to conclusions that somehow this gentleman's got to be tied to them," says Hahn. Hahn was out jogging that day when Michael Gallagher drove up and yelled to him that someone was trying to kill them. Gallagher asked Hahn to call 911, it was then he saw the killer.

Hahn says, "He was no more than four feet away from me when he drove by and stopped and looked at me when the Sheriff pulled up."
Friday the police department called to tell him the investigation into the two murders was over.

Sergeant Tony Clayton with the Grand Junction Police Department says, "we knew what happened, we knew how it happened, we knew the players involved." The P.D. says Stefan Martin–Urban acted alone, left no suicide note or journal and picked his victims at random. And as far as a motive Clayton says, "the only person who knows that for sure is Stefan Urban and he is deceased."

Not exactly a comforting thought for Hahn. "Completely 100 percent random and for a lot of people, quite frankly myself, that's probably a little bit more scary," says Hahn.

One thing police did find was that Martin–Urban had an obsession with violent video games. Clayton says, "in video games people get shot and they get back up and they get back and play, well that's not real life."
But even that hasn't provided any answers.
Clayton says, "Did it play a role? We have no idea. Did it contribute? We have no idea."

Hahn says the whole experience has changed him. "Living life daily and not getting caught up to much in... Good gravy, just loving my wife and my kids. Can't get anymore simpler than that to be honest with you."

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