Man fatally shoots wife's friend in front of his children on Christmas, police say

Man blamed female victim for break-up of his marriage because she was in relationship with his wife.
MCT Regional News
Dec 27, 2013

Katie Loschiavo thought she was being prudent when she chose a public place to meet her estranged husband on Christmas Day.

She thought the parking lot of the Hocking Mall in Logan would be safe.

It wasn’t.

Police said Phillip Loschiavo, 30, of Bremen, fatally shot Teresa Bickley, a friend who accompanied Mrs. Loschiavo and the couple’s two children to the mall parking lot, and then shot himself.

Bickley, 30, of Glouster, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Loschiavo was in critical condition yesterday at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

The shootings were reported at 5:48 p.m. on Wednesday near the Goodwill Industries store at the strip mall at Chieftain Drive and Rt. 664.

Loschiavo shot Bickley three times in the chest at close range and then shot himself in the head, Hocking County Coroner David Cummin said.

The shootings took place in front of Mrs. Loschiavo, 21, and the couple’s children, ages 3 and 1, Cummin said.

The Loschiavos, who separated in October, had agreed to meet at the parking lot to exchange information about car titles, savings and other paperwork, Cummin said.

Mrs. Loschiavo and Bickley chose a public place to meet Mr. Loschiavo because he had threatened Bickley last week, Cummin said. The coroner said he learned of the threat from Bickley’s mother.

Bickley’s mother could not be reached for comment. Mrs. Loschiavo did not return a telephone message.

The Loschiavos married in April, according to her Facebook page.

Logan Police Chief Aaron Miller told the Logan Daily News that Mr. Loschiavo had blamed Bickley for the break-up of his marriage because she was in a relationship with his wife. Miller could not be reached yesterday.

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By Mary Beth Lane - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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Comments

lugnut2511

Yet they try to safe a mans life who did this monsterous act. It wouldn't pay me to be a medical technician in an ambulance then get called out to something like this. Cause someone gonna die before we make it to the hospital..

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chetbobalowski

Take an English class for God's sake. You sound like you've been shot in the head too.

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mikeylikesit

mean as hell, but i had to laugh!

AEversole

Was she his wife's girlfriend? If so the wife should not have brought her to the meeting , that's disrespectful and asking for trouble, don't get me wrong it was not the wifes fault nor did the girlfriend deserve any type of physical harm to come her way, but why would you bring your lesbian lover to a meeting with your husband whom all ready threatened the victim and whom he blames for destroying his marriage. It just seems like you were scared if the husband and all ready knew how was threatening her , why put her life at risk... As I said previous, it is still no excuse, but she would still be alive with better judgment.