Police: Man, 32, arrested for decapitating father in Hanover Borough


Scott Anthony Schaffer

A York County man was arrested Thursday for the murder and decapitation of his  father in Hanover Borough, according to court documents. Scott Anthony Schaffer, 32, of Hanover, is charged with first and third degree murder.

Officers were dispatched to a home along the 100 block of Stock Street on Thursday night after Schaffer called 911 to say he  killed his father, court documents say.

Police say Schaffer was waiting for officers on the front porch of the home– covered in blood. They found the decapitated body of 62-year-old Steven Schaffer inside with multiple stab wounds, according to court documents.

Investigators say Schaffer admitted to killing his father so that he could go to prison.

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  • Darly

    This guy is definitely a few bricks shy of a full load. Murdering his own father!!! Decapitating his own father!!! What a sick individual!!!

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