Former MLB pitcher Dan Serafini arrested on murder, attempted murder charges

October 23, 2023

Former MLB pitcher Dan Serafini was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday after a two-year investigation into the killing of an elderly Lake Tahoe resident and the attempted murder of that man's wife.

Authorities also arrested Serafini's alleged accomplice Samantha Scott, who was in Reno, Nevada at the time.

Placer County Sheriff Wayne Woo issued a statement saying, "Today, justice was served. The apprehension of those responsible for the tragic events that unfolded in Homewood, North Lake Tahoe in 2021 stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication of our detectives, law enforcement partners, and the persistence of our pursuit of truth."

Video footage from the home of Robert Gary Spohr on the morning of his murder shows a masked and hooded man approaching the home.

That man is suspected to have been Serafini, who allegedly would go on to shoot and kill Spohr and then shoot his wife, Wendy Wood, multiple times. Wood survived her injuries but ended up dying a year later.

Now Serafini and his accomplice will face the full force of the law for this horrific killing. Both Serafini and Scott reportedly knew the victims, which makes the events even more disturbing and deplorable.