A Dauphin County murder case from ten years ago will be featured on a TV show on the Investigative Discovery Channel. The show, ‘ Nightmare Next Door’ will focus on the Christmas Eve deaths of a mother and her two chidlren killed by their estranged father in Middletown.
Officer Robert Givler was first on the scene of a triple homicide that rocked Middletown in 2002. Ernest Wholaver walked into his estranged wife`s home early morning Christmas Eve and shot her and his two daughters. He left his six-month-old granddaughter alive inside the house. Givler, has been telling this story for 10 years and now, the Investigative Discovery Channel wants to hear it for the show, “Nightmare Next Door.”
“They called and said would you do an interview, and I said, absolutely. That`s the only way to get through what I do is talk,” says Officer Givler
Givler says he passes by the home often and is reminded of what he saw that day. He says ten years later there is one thing about that day that still haunts him.
“ The house across the street is always so decorated for Christmas and there was snow and it was like a Norman Rockwell painting, and you just turn around and there`s all this death and destruction,” says Givler
Ernest Wholaver is still on death row and is a state prison in Green County.