William Michael Layne



Age: 56


Summary: retired assistant director at an Ohio water distribution plant who had allegedly charged his way into an elementary school where his estranged wife Christi Layne was a teacher when he was firing a gun before stabbing her as her fifth-grade class watched, in which investigators believed the suspect also stabbed and wounded another woman identified as 22-year-old Stephanie Loop in an alley about five blocks from the school just minutes before the teacher was stabbed and critically wounded, then later fled the scene.



Cause of Death: Suicide by Self-inflicted gunshot wound


Born: January 28, 1952


Died: February 7, 2008


Location: Portsmouth, Ohio