Days after Major Bashinsky disappeared from his law office, a letter turned up in his car accusing his family of mistreating workers at the snack food company it founded. When his body was found in a pond at an Alabama golf course, it had all the markings of a slaying: He had been shot in the head and bound loosely with rope. The label from a Golden Flake chips bag was stuffed in his mouth like a cruel joke. But this was no abduction and murder, according to authorities, who said Thursday that Bashinsky had staged it all.
Lawyer Staged His Suicide to Look Like a Murder, Say Police
The Associated Press
March 26, 2010