Jacob Shaffer’s Bloody & Deadly Rampage Killing 5 in TN and 1 in AL … MYSPACE Mood: Going Crazy


Jacob Shaffer of Fayetteville, TN was a quiet man who obviously snapped as he was upset with his wife. Was the pressure of his separation too much for Shaffer to handle. As police have stated, the main target of Shaffer’s killing spree was his wife. One only needs to take a look at his Myspace to see that something was not right with the 30 year old man. Jacob missing his family? His mood was going crazy? I guess we now know that to be certainly true.

We would later learn shortly after the murders that Jacob Shaffer and his wife Traci Shaffer were having marital problems and were no longer living together.

Neighbors told WAFF 48 News that Tracie and Jacob Shaffer had argued on Friday. WAFF 48 News was told that the two were no longer living together but had not yet filed papers.


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In his deadly wake lay 6 murdered victims,five in Tennessee and one in Alabama.. The first victim was 50 year old Sidney Wade Dempsey who was killed late Friday or early Saturday at the Hall Cultured Marble Granite in Huntsville, AL. Jacob Shaffer then headed to Fayetteville, TN where in two separate homes he killed 5 more individuals including his estranged wife who he repeatedly stabbed to death.


Pictures of the victims can be seen HERE, may they Rest in Peace.

Shaffer, 30, has been charged with five counts of homicide in Tennessee and another in Alabama. In one house in Fayetteville Saturday, authorities found Traci Shaffer, 38; her son from a previous marriage, Devin Brooks, 16; and neighbor Robert Berber. Traci Shaffer’s brother, Chris Hall, 34, and father, Billy Hall, 57, were killed in a home across the road.

Dr. Amy McMaster of the Tennessee medical examiner’s office said Monday that she didn’t know what weapon was used to stab the victims. She would not say whether there had been a struggle. Shaffer was sitting on the porch of one of the homes when authorities arrived Saturday.

Tennessee investigators say Jacob Shaffer finished his two-state killing spree with his wife.

30 year old Jacob Shaffer was arraigned via video conference in Lincoln County, Tennessee.

Posted July 20, 2009 by
Bizarre, Crime, Facebook, Murder | 7 comments

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    7 Responses to “Jacob Shaffer’s Bloody & Deadly Rampage Killing 5 in TN and 1 in AL … MYSPACE Mood: Going Crazy”

    1. Michelle Smith on July 21st, 2009 8:53 am

      This guy should never see the light of day. People just can’t seem to control their emotions. I just don’t get it. He is upset with his wife so he drives to AL and murders someone, the back to Fayetteville and murders 5 more including a neighbor visiting the residence. Unstable is an understatement.

      Such a tragedy

      My prayers to the families of the victims.

    2. mMm on July 23rd, 2009 10:04 am

      Not meaning to nitpick, but that’s his myspace page, not facebook. 2 different sites….
      SM: Corrected, thanks! (klaasend)

    3. Dr. Nig Wiggus on July 28th, 2009 10:54 am

      When you cheat on your spouse, you have to pay a price. Tracie will not longer cheat on Jacob. Owned and paid. As for the others, “wrong place, wrong time” too bad. It happens everyday in the world. Everything happens for a reason in God’s plan. Amen

    4. anonymous on September 8th, 2009 9:31 pm

      watever this man killed my best friend And he doesn’t deserve jail he deserves to die a most painfull death he can rot in hell for all i care

    5. ripBerber on February 4th, 2010 7:49 pm

      dr nig wiggus…you need to watch what you say. i have nothing but HATE for shaffer. in my opinion he has no rights. his rights were lost when he acted out the role of GOD and took the lives of these people. i agree…he doesnt deserve to live after what he did. he deserves to HANG… may he rot in hell.

    6. hall on July 18th, 2011 2:55 pm

      Dr. Nig Wiggus, who the hell said Tracie was cheating, I am a family member of these people and I know the facts about this case not you, it is funny how small minded people think that cheating is justified bu killing, you saying that her life was the price for her cheating and you don’t even know if she was or not all you know is rumors to hell with you, God also says not to pass judgement on people you can kiss my ass….AMEN

    7. bj on November 3rd, 2012 10:53 pm

      this is hitting news being close to home

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