Murder-suicide in Selden shuts down n...

Murder-suicide in Selden shuts down neighborhood

There are 56 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 23, 2008, titled Murder-suicide in Selden shuts down neighborhood. In it, Newsday reports that:

A man in Selden killed his estranged wife yesterday, then used a shotgun to kill himself, Suffolk police said, in a murder-suicide that shut down a neighborhood for several hours.

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Patrick Mcgrath

United States

#1 Jan 24, 2008
my name is Patrick Mcgrath i grew up in Selden and Shawn Murphy was my cousin.
while we grew up together, i have been living in Glendale Arizona and have not seen or heard from him since the winter of '88.
while i cannot even begin to imagine why he would commit such a heinous act i can only say that my thoughts and prayers go out to the families torn asunder.

J. K. B. T. E. please remember that His light always shines brightest when life is darkest.



Long Island

Nutley, NJ

#2 Jan 24, 2008
Patrick Mcgrath wrote:
my name is Patrick Mcgrath i grew up in Selden and Shawn Murphy was my cousin.
while we grew up together, i have been living in Glendale Arizona and have not seen or heard from him since the winter of '88.
while i cannot even begin to imagine why he would commit such a heinous act i can only say that my thoughts and prayers go out to the families torn asunder.
J. K. B. T. E. please remember that His light always shines brightest when life is darkest.
How are you related to Keith McGrath?
gee your related

Greenwich, CT

#3 Feb 6, 2008
Sean Murphy---not SHAWN is how he spelled his name. He will go down in the world with Jeffrey Dammers, and Charles Manson. A MURDER. A lot changes in 20 yrs, people grow up. Some people grow up, and others realize that they are LOSERS and can't provide for their families. Then they murder their wife, rape the babysitter, and leave their three children parentless! Way to go SEAN!!
Shocked in Selden

Baldwin, NY

#4 Feb 7, 2008
gee your related wrote:
Sean Murphy---not SHAWN is how he spelled his name. He will go down in the world with Jeffrey Dammers, and Charles Manson. A MURDER. A lot changes in 20 yrs, people grow up. Some people grow up, and others realize that they are LOSERS and can't provide for their families. Then they murder their wife, rape the babysitter, and leave their three children parentless! Way to go SEAN!!
Jeffrey Dahmer is how he spelled his name, not Jeffrey Dammers. And you know what, he may have been recently having money issues, but believe me, his family was well taken care of! Go back and watch the news cast, that black Navigator in the driveway was Linda's truck! And the small house they once owed, was recently renovated to quite the beautiful home! And all was done with the business Sean owed. And let's not forget the fact that Linda had just finished school. So Sean may be looked at in many ways right now, but to say he couldn't provide for his family is totally wrong. Obviously you didn't know the couple very well. As I have said before, Sean was very much a family man, who always said he couldn't live without his wife and kids. And if you knew them, you would know that. And again, for the record, he didn't rape the babysitter, he had sex with his girlfriend. Maybe she got scared after he told her that he killed Linda, but she was never raped. And yes, he was wrong with having a girlfriend that was so young, but either way it was consentual. So before you come on the board and start running your trap....know your facts...and if you didnt know them...just keep your mouth shut.
terrier318

Bronx, NY

#5 Feb 8, 2008
Shocked in Selden wrote:
<quoted text>
Jeffrey Dahmer is how he spelled his name, not Jeffrey Dammers. And you know what, he may have been recently having money issues, but believe me, his family was well taken care of! Go back and watch the news cast, that black Navigator in the driveway was Linda's truck! And the small house they once owed, was recently renovated to quite the beautiful home! And all was done with the business Sean owed. And let's not forget the fact that Linda had just finished school. So Sean may be looked at in many ways right now, but to say he couldn't provide for his family is totally wrong. Obviously you didn't know the couple very well. As I have said before, Sean was very much a family man, who always said he couldn't live without his wife and kids. And if you knew them, you would know that. And again, for the record, he didn't rape the babysitter, he had sex with his girlfriend. Maybe she got scared after he told her that he killed Linda, but she was never raped. And yes, he was wrong with having a girlfriend that was so young, but either way it was consentual. So before you come on the board and start running your trap....know your facts...and if you didnt know them...just keep your mouth shut.
You're right his family was well taken care of, by Linda, not at any time by Sean who hasnt held a job in 25 years, his business, Linda purchased it for him, he lost it, the truck in the driveway, Linda purchased it and also purchased his, the house, yep, she paid for it, she went to school, yes, and worked full time while the ''family man'' was unemployed again! The rest of your statement is correct, he was screwing the ''babysitter'', but family man?? Providing for his family, NEVER! And he didnt just say he couldnt live without his wife and kids, he was obsessed, that's not a family man, that is a sick person.
Bobby from LI

White Plains, NY

#6 Feb 8, 2008
Damn it, I was hoping it was my sister and her husband over in Selden....oh darn.
terrier318

Bronx, NY

#7 Feb 8, 2008
gee your related wrote:
Sean Murphy---not SHAWN is how he spelled his name. He will go down in the world with Jeffrey Dammers, and Charles Manson. A MURDER. A lot changes in 20 yrs, people grow up. Some people grow up, and others realize that they are LOSERS and can't provide for their families. Then they murder their wife, rape the babysitter, and leave their three children parentless! Way to go SEAN!!
WELL SAID!
Anonymous

Ocala, FL

#8 Feb 12, 2008
Bobby from LI wrote:
Damn it, I was hoping it was my sister and her husband over in Selden....oh darn.
You sound like a very hateful person. God help you!
anonymous

Franklin Lakes, NJ

#9 Feb 12, 2008
Bobby from LI wrote:
Damn it, I was hoping it was my sister and her husband over in Selden....oh darn.
You phsyco loser!!! Anyone who would wish this on any persons and family no less deserves all the bad karma that will no doubt come your way!!!
You are truly a coward and a phsyco loser and should seek out phsyciatric help for the benefit of our Long Island community.
Get a life and a brain you WACKO!!!!!!
signed anonymous
J born & bread on long Island
a friend

Bridgeport, CT

#11 Feb 18, 2008
Couldn't live with out his wife and kids and yet he had an underage girlfriend?? Is that what you call a family man... Stalking and causing stress, that is about it! People that sit here and say how wonderful he was, do you really know who you are speaking about?
Don't think so!
What a disgrace of a man!
just wondering

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Feb 21, 2008
I'm moving into the neighborhood what was the house number?
a neighbor

Bronx, NY

#13 Feb 24, 2008
just wondering wrote:
I'm moving into the neighborhood what was the house number?
is this a joke? what difference does it make? the killer is dead. a horrible thing happened and you want the house number!!!! did you want to drive by? don't you think the neighbors and family have had enough?
patrick mcgrath

United States

#15 Feb 25, 2008
Long Island wrote:
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How are you related to Keith McGrath?
yes Keith McGrath is my brother, who recently passed away on 2-19-08 due to lung cancer.
by the way who are you?
patrick mcgrath

United States

#16 Feb 25, 2008
for the record Islandia is correct SEAN did spell his name that way, come to think of it.

as for the rest of this punks comments, well may you burn in hell.

to terrier318 you sound like you knew SEAN, you also sound like you had a beef with him.
but to air it out after he's dead and to not identify yourself....(see my answer to GEE YOUR RELATED).

have you punks no shame at all?
just wondering

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Feb 26, 2008
a neighbor wrote:
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is this a joke? what difference does it make? the killer is dead. a horrible thing happened and you want the house number!!!! did you want to drive by? don't you think the neighbors and family have had enough?
that is grusome I don't want to drive by I am buying a house in the area and I just wanted to know.....any way God dosn't like ugly you should really think about that the next time you respond to a question.
Terrier318

Englewood, CO

#18 Feb 29, 2008
patrick mcgrath wrote:
for the record Islandia is correct SEAN did spell his name that way, come to think of it.
as for the rest of this punks comments, well may you burn in hell.
to terrier318 you sound like you knew SEAN, you also sound like you had a beef with him.
but to air it out after he's dead and to not identify yourself....(see my answer to GEE YOUR RELATED).
have you punks no shame at all?
I'll identify myself, I am Carol, Linda's sister.
So I know first hand of what his business did and didnt do,( not that he had it for too long) My sister purchased the business for him, she purchased the ''Lincoln'' with her own money, the house was redone with her money etc. Do I have a ''beef'' with him, well you tell me! By the way, if you know me, I am not a ''punk'', and at this point I don't think I know the meaning of the word shame, do you? Also, I don't think I will be the one burning in hell.
ahhhh

Bronx, NY

#19 Apr 28, 2008
Shocked in Selden wrote:
<quoted text>
Jeffrey Dahmer is how he spelled his name, not Jeffrey Dammers. And you know what, he may have been recently having money issues, but believe me, his family was well taken care of! Go back and watch the news cast, that black Navigator in the driveway was Linda's truck! And the small house they once owed, was recently renovated to quite the beautiful home! And all was done with the business Sean owed. And let's not forget the fact that Linda had just finished school. So Sean may be looked at in many ways right now, but to say he couldn't provide for his family is totally wrong. Obviously you didn't know the couple very well. As I have said before, Sean was very much a family man, who always said he couldn't live without his wife and kids. And if you knew them, you would know that. And again, for the record, he didn't rape the babysitter, he had sex with his girlfriend. Maybe she got scared after he told her that he killed Linda, but she was never raped. And yes, he was wrong with having a girlfriend that was so young, but either way it was consentual. So before you come on the board and start running your trap....know your facts...and if you didnt know them...just keep your mouth shut.
ok so first off im the girl he raped and dont sit here and say i was his girlfreind cause i wasnt .. i grew up with him .. i was rased to say he was my uncle .. and for him to do something like this to me us painful .. dont tell people i was his girlfriend .. cause i wasnt .. you dont know what happend that day .. you werent there .. so shut your mouth .. i trusted him and he took that all away .. im 16 years old and he took my whole life away from me .. i cant sleep .. eat anything not a day goes by where i dont think about what happend .. and its people like you who think you know what happend that make everything harder .. you think you know what happend and you think you know how he was but you dont so shut your mouth !
TJATAW

Fort Myers, FL

#20 Apr 28, 2008
Bobby from LI wrote:
Damn it, I was hoping it was my sister and her husband over in Selden....oh darn.
You dumb scum bag, drop dead
Coram Looking To Upgrade

Huntington, NY

#21 Apr 29, 2008
What is the house number and how much will it be selling for?

Do you think I can get a good deal at this stage in the process?
Ron Zoni

Warwick, NY

#22 Apr 29, 2008
Coram Looking To Upgrade wrote:
What is the house number and how much will it be selling for?
Do you think I can get a good deal at this stage in the process?
62 Oakdale Ave

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