THE OTHER "SHUE" FINALLY DROPS - WEALTHY
WIDOW FAILS TO ADD MILLION$ TO HER ALREADY
LARGE PILE - USAA INSURANCE COMPANY HELD
BLAMELESS IN POLICY COVERAGE DISPUTE
"WE DIDN'T WANT THEIR FILTHY MONEY, ANYWAY"
WOO HOO! YEAH, RIGHT - JUDGE PALMER
CALLS COLONEL SHUE'S MYSTERIOUS DEATH
"HOMICIDE" AND "MURDER" - LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICIALS IN TEXAS UNLIKELY TO REOPEN
CASE THEY BUNGLED FROM START BY
CALLING AIR FORCE OFFICER A "SUICIDE"
Rule one when you investigate a mysterious death with large insurance policies involved, you "follow the money trail."
Not only was this not done, the disgraceful former Bexar County Medical Examiner Vincent DeMaio, called by his critics a "liar for hire," along with the arrogant Air Force OSI (Office of Special Investigations) in San Antonio did "back-flips" to declare the bizarre death of Col. Philip Shue a "suicide."
To believe that the well-respected chief psychologist at Wilford Hall Medical Center could mutilate his own body the way he was sliced up (see related stories box at end of this article), then dress himself, get in his car, put on a seatbelt and drive off the road intending to hit a tree and kill himself, is absolutely absurd.
BOTH WIVES GET MILLION$ UPON COLONEL'S BIZARRE DEATH
The strange auto crash on April 16, 2003 along Highway 10 in Boerne, Texas is still a baffling mystery. But we do know this. Col. Shue's first and second wives became millionaires in the wake of his unfortunate demise.
We recall wealthy widow Tracy Shue, AKA "Tracy the Shrew," once hailed us as her "hero" when we innocently championed her alleged cause to "find out what really happened." One thing we didn't discover for more than a year is that the tiny terror neglected to tell us she herself had huge insurance policies on her husband's life.
"Nancy (Col. Shue's first wife) has a million dollar insurance policy on my husband," Tracy snorted. "Why, that's an incentive to commit murder!"
So what's two million bucks? Twice the "incentive?"
MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM FORCES WEALTHY WIDOW
TO RETURN $12,000 TO ELDERLY IN-LAWS
We don't want to call Tracy a "money-grubber," but it is a fact she "solicited" (in their words) money from her late husband's elderly parents in Ohio. Of modest means, the couple scraped together $12,000 and sent it on to their daughter-in-law, all the while thinking their sacrifice would go towards finding out the truth - "it's to pay the lawyers" - as to what happened to their beloved son.
Somehow Tracy failed to fill the folks in on the fact she was hardly strapped for cash. With a big death gratuity from the Air Force; at least $250,000 instant payout in SGLI (Serviceman's Group Life Insurance); regular four-figure DIC payments; her USAF retirement pension and, oh yes, that large monthly "disability" check she gets, the wealthy widow's biggest problem the first of the month is to decide which fat government check to cash first.
We at MilitaryCorruption.com took pity on Col. Shue's parents, and, after obtaining copies of the cashed checks, we "blew the whistle" on these pages. The reaction was quick. Apparently Tracy's youthful attorney counseled his client to return the bucks pronto. After all, it wouldn't look good to a Texas jury if she was made to appear avaricious and greedy by USAA Insurance Company attorneys in her long-awaited "big bucks" battle over a policy they held on her dead husband.
It's a nice feeling to use the power of the press to make things right - at least when it came to the $12,000 - which we are sure the elderly couple in Ohio needed more than the well-off Widow Shue ever did.
But it earned us slander and defamation from her and even physical threats made against us by a psycho nut who, undoubtedly to Tracy's embarrassment, revealed in his Web rantings he had been in touch with her. What interesting reading those e-mails would have made to law enforcement officials in Georgia.
When you push the buttons on a wacko, no telling what he (or she) will do. They are sort of like an "unguided missile," lurching off in all directions and failing to hit the intended target.
"I have more important things to do than waste my time on him (our editor-in-chief)," the wealthy widow proclaimed. She sure did. Like spend an estimated $500,000 over five years trying for the really "big" money. USAA Insurance Company has very deep pockets. And if Tracy had been successful in proving they acted irresponsibly in not canceling a policy held on Col. Shue's life by his less than loving first wife, there could've been many millions more to add to the bank account.
MONEY NOT IMPORTANT. YEAH, THAT'S THE TICKET
When Kendall County Court at Law Judge Bill Palmer ruled that USAA had acted properly and was not guilty of any wrongdoing, the tiny terror and her older sister went into spin control.
"We never wanted their (USAA's) filthy money, anyway," the elder sibling announced.
Tracy declared her five years of legal wrangling and heavy outlay of cash was worth it because, after all, she was primarily concerned that the truth be known. The millions of bucks hanging in the balance was, well, you know, not that important.
And if you believe that, we've got some swamp land to sell you in Florida.
TEXAS LAW OFFICIALS UNLIKELY TO OPEN A NEW INVESTIGATION
We applaud Judge Palmer for "throwing Tracy a few crumbs," as one of our courtroom spies told MilitaryCorruption.com. We agree that Col. Shue never intended to commit suicide. He was the victim of those who are obviously devoid of a human conscience.
The surgical mutilations on his body were done with a doctor's skill. The circumstances of the colonel's tragic death hint at long preparation. Whoever did this evil deed to a good and kind man deserves a one-way ticket to hell. And if they don't get caught in this world, they're sure to be "toast" in the next.
We regret to tell you, dear reader, we hold out little hope that Judge Palmer's public declaration Col. Shue was "murdered" and a "homicide" victim will spur Texas law enforcement to re-open the case. As far as they are concerned, the specious "suicide" ruling still holds.
But how very interesting it could get if they actually did pick up the trail, as cold as it may be. There's an old saying: "hoisted by your own petards." We have no doubt that our old pal Tracy was not involved in something as devious as attempted "insurance fraud." We have never accused her of that, even though she's told others we've said she "killed" her husband.
It was the impact of the car crash that took Col. Shue's life. But what happened to him in those early morning hours of April 16, 2003 remains a mystery - at least for now. It would be the ultimate twist of fate if investigators junked the "suicide" theory and actually dug into this case. With the suicide "cover" off the table, no telling who's doorstep the cops might end up on one day.