Breaking News: Former MLB Pitcher Arrested in 2021 Murder Case

Breaking News: Former MLB Pitcher Arrested in 2021 Murder Case

A former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher was arrested this week in connection to a 2021 murder case. The arrest of Dan Serafini, a former first-round pick by the Minnesota Twins, is linked to the tragic murder of his father-in-law, Robert Gary Spohr, and the attempted murder of Wendy Wood, aged 68.

The Placer’s County Sheriff’s Office shared an official statement following an extensive two-year investigation:

“After a lengthy two-year investigation involving Placer County Sheriff’s detectives and the District Attorney’s Office, 49-year-old Danny Serafini and 33-year-old Samantha Scott were arrested this morning in Nevada for the 2021 Homewood murder of 70-year-old Robert Gary Spohr and the attempted murder of 68-year-old Wendy Wood. PCSO detectives assisted in the apprehension of Serafini in Winnemucca, NV and also assisted in the apprehension of Scott in Las Vegas, NV.

We thank the U.S. Marshal Service Reno Office, U.S. Marshal’s Nevada Violent Offender Task Force (Las Vegas), Winnemucca Police Department, and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office with the arrests.”

Over two years ago on June 5, 2021, police received a 911 call from the home where deputies found Robert Gary Spohr dead from a gunshot wound.

Wendy also suffered a gunshot wound but survived and was taken to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, she passed away just a year later.

Serafini was the No. 26 pick in the 1992 MLB draft out of high school. He struggled during his time in the big leagues, playing for six different teams over an 11-year period.

The arrest of a former MLB pitcher in connection to a 2021 murder case is a significant development. Stay updated for more details as this story unfolds.


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