“She was tired of his crap”

On Jan. 18 George J. Burns, 31, was found lying dead with 4 gunshot wounds outside his apartment door. Witnesses told police that they had heard sounds similiar to fireworks and witnesses had also told police they had seen his girlfriend Elisa Mahan, 41,  leaving the area.

A neighbor had found George Burns lying in a pool of blood. Police believe he may have lain there for twelve hours before he was found. Police were investigating the murder, but no arrests were made.

Allegedly Elisa Mahan had told her minor son that she had killed her boyfriend because “she was tired of his crap.”  And allegedly she told him that if police came to arrest her she planned to commit suicide. Fearing for his mother, he threw the gun in the river.

Later the boy was sent to Oklahoma to live with his father. After he arrived there he confided in his father, his father contacted local police and told them what he had been told. Detectives went to Oklahoma to interview the son.

Police began searching the river for the weapon and they located the .22 pistol near where the teen had told them that he had thrown it off a bridge.

 Elisa Mahan was arrested on Thursday on charges of suspicion of 2 nd degree murder.

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It was not enough to commit murder. She had to tell her teenage son about it. And threaten to kill herself if police found out.

Naturally he feared for her. Whatever she may have done, she was his mother. So he was left with a terrible secret of what his mother had done. And the fear of what she might do if he tried to do the right thing and tell police.

But even being young, he found a way to protect her, and do the right thing at the same time.

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1 Comment

  1. Kari said,

    July 29, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    This woman dated my brother and was just as much of a “whack job” then as she is now…..I hope she rots in prison for the rest of her miserable life!!


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