Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:24 PM by Angela Douglas - Q2 News
CASPER, WY - New details are emerging about the victims in last week's horrific double-murder of two Casper College professors.
The victims, Jim Krum, 56, and Heidi Arnold, 42, were brutally murdered by Krumm's son, Chris Krumm, 25, Friday morning.
Arnold had taught mathematics at the college since 2003. When not in the classroom, Arnold enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and played the guitar. She was also an avid volunteer in the community.
J. Krumm was a computer science instructor and head of the department. He had worked at Casper College since 2002. Like Arnold, J. Krumm played the guitar as well. In addition to J. Krumm's musical talents, he had a passion for traveling. He enjoyed traveling Europe, where he grew up, and also had a house in Florida.
Colleagues of the couple posted about the pair on the college's website saying, "They brought out the best in one another. Heidi moved Jim out into the world instead of a computer screen, and Jim giving Heidi the traveling companion she had always been looking for."
But all that came to an end Friday morning, when C. Krumm attacked Arnold outside the couple's home stabbing her to death.
C. Krumm then proceeded to hunt down his father, who was teaching a computer science class on campus about two miles from the house.
Chris shot his father in the head with a bow and arrow. J. Krumm made an effort to fight his son, which police say allowed students in the room to escape. At some point, Chris stabbed himself numerous times before stabbing his father in the chest.
Both men died on scene.
According to police, C. Krumm was currently living in Connecticut.
A memorial and candlelight vigil for the professors, planned by Casper College students, will take place on Tuesday. The vigil is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Thunderbird Gymnasium on campus.