Spokane, WA—On April 3, 2020, police came upon the body of a homeless man with a gunshot wound to the head. Months later, on August 8, 2020, Mary Schaffer’s body was discovered in her car with a gunshot wound to the head. According to People, Schaffer was in town to pick up her kids from her ex-husband’s home, Nathan Beale.
Prosecutor Dale Nagy declared on Friday that Beale’s first victim was 30-year-old Andrew Bull. Nagy claimed, Bull was the homeless man whom Beal used as practice before murdering his ex-wife.
Although both events weren’t connected, recent evidence showed otherwise. According to news journal, The Chronicle, the prosecution received information from an informant. The informant claimed that Beal said he shot Bull because he was ‘curious’ and that it was for ‘practice.’ In other words, Beal admitted to the murder of Bull with a motive of curiosity.
At the moment, the police have not identified a probable motive for the killing of Schaffer. Beal’s trial is scheduled to begin in October of this year.