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Horror Filmmaker Held After Decomposing Corpse, Believed to Be His Mom, Found in His Home
Fox News ^ | 3/13/11

Posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:48 AM PDT by martin_fierro

TOMBSTONE, Ariz.-- It's a scene straight out of Hitchcock's "Psycho."

A Tombstone filmmaker was arrested Wednesday after authorities found a decomposed body of a woman believed to be his mother inside his home.

Tombstone Marshal Billy Cloud said his office received a call on Wednesday to do a welfare check at the home of 68-year-old Jill Fattig.

A deputy was sent to Fattig's home, but when no one answered, he went to question her son, Timothy Fattig, a filmmaker for Desert Scream Productions, a horror-film production company.

Fattig, 34, told the deputy his mother was at a hospital in Tucson. When authorities found this was not the case, Fattig admitted his mother had died a year ago.

After a search warrant was obtained, deputies discovered the skeletal remains of Jill Fattig inside the home.

Fattig was arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide and booked on a $40,000 bond at the Cochise County Jail.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: psycho

Life imitates Art.

1 posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:59 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: martin_fierro

Fattig.

why not. the name says it all.


2 posted on 03/13/2011 11:08:32 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: martin_fierro
Fattig admitted his mother had died a year ago.

Was he just cashing her SS checks, or trying to avoid funeral costs?

3 posted on 03/13/2011 11:09:38 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: martin_fierro

Same blank expression too.

4 posted on 03/13/2011 11:09:57 AM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: martin_fierro

Well, he was already in Tombstone.


5 posted on 03/13/2011 11:11:56 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: martin_fierro

A year later...ugh the stench?????


6 posted on 03/13/2011 11:12:14 AM PDT by ColdOne (AZamericonnie took my tagline & won't give it back!":))
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To: martin_fierro

I bet his favorite movie is “Arsenic and Old Lace”.


7 posted on 03/13/2011 11:12:18 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: martin_fierro

His eyes have a horribly blank, dead look to them.


8 posted on 03/13/2011 11:13:00 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont
Just as dead as the eyes of that CNN female anchor yesterday. The one with the cartoon character voice.
9 posted on 03/13/2011 11:18:46 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: martin_fierro

He reminds me of the actor who plays serial killer “Dexter”.


10 posted on 03/13/2011 11:22:16 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: BenLurkin

Same look as any average Obama supporter.


11 posted on 03/13/2011 11:23:16 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: martin_fierro

From the title, I was expecting it to be someone like Clive Barker, or Wes Craven, or even Rob Zombie. But Timothy Fattig? Even the IMDB has never heard of the guy.

Not that that makes this story any less creepy and/or potentially tragic (if foul play was involved), of course. Just that it seems a little silly to play up the guy like he’s some master of the macabre when his employer has been compared to the like of Troma and the Kaufman brothers (they of “Rabid Grannies” fame).


12 posted on 03/13/2011 11:34:30 AM PDT by DemforBush (With a Bocephus sticker on his 442, he'd light 'em up just for fun)
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To: BenLurkin
Just as dead as the eyes of that CNN female anchor yesterday.

Mika is at CNN now???

13 posted on 03/13/2011 11:34:38 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: martin_fierro

So a creator of horror is involved with a woman named ‘fattig’ dying in ‘tombstone’??

You just can’t make this stuff up . . .


14 posted on 03/13/2011 11:35:24 AM PDT by trailz
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To: martin_fierro

Not in IMDB. You’d think it’d be great publicity for any of the alleged movies he worked on.


15 posted on 03/13/2011 11:35:49 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: trailz

About the only thing missing from this story is the guy’s name isn’t “Wayne”.


16 posted on 03/13/2011 12:08:37 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: windcliff

ping


17 posted on 03/13/2011 12:09:10 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: martin_fierro

Did he have a pet rat??


18 posted on 03/13/2011 12:15:18 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: martin_fierro
norman bates
19 posted on 03/13/2011 12:23:18 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin....The Thrilla from Wasilla)
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To: martin_fierro

It was a pretty rotten thing for this guy to do.


20 posted on 03/13/2011 12:38:31 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: martin_fierro

His portrait favors Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts of the Westboro Baptist Church Majority Opinion fame and that kinda horrified me.


21 posted on 03/13/2011 2:04:59 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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