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US Olympic Volleyball Coach’s Father In Law Killed in Beijing

August 9, 2008

A Chinese man stabbed the in-laws of the U.S. Olympic men’s volleyball coach, killing his father in law and injuring the other while they visited a Beijing tourist attraction on Saturday.

From the Associated Press:

The victims were Todd and Barbara Bachman, parents of former Olympian Elisabeth Bachman who is married to men’s volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon. Bachman’s father was killed.

The assailant also stabbed and injured a Chinese tour guide with the Americans. He then committed suicide by throwing himself off a 130-foot-high balcony of the ancient landmark the Americans were visiting, the 13th century Drum Tower, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Neither of the Bachman’s were wearing US Olympic gear so it is believed that this was a random act of violence. This is definitely a very difficult and sad start to the Olympics for the Americans and my heart goes out to the entire Bachman family.