Man Admits To Killing Climbing Partner With Claw Hammer
A Virginia man is facing manslaughter charges after admitting to killing the man who taught him to climb.By Charlie McKeague | January 15, 2014
They were supposed to be each other's safety nets, but a rock climber in Virginia has been charged with manslaughter after authorities say he bludgeoned his climbing partner with a claw hammer.
"Witnesses told them they saw Farrar and DiPaolo arguing in the parking lot. One witness later found Farrar with major head trauma and saw DiPaolo running up the trail." (Via WJLA)
The 69-year-old Geoff Farrar was rushed to the hospital but died later that day. At first, speculation was that Farrar had fallen to his death because he frequently climbed without a rope. But the investigation revealed much more.