A message from Kyle Hulbert

About a month ago I re-told you the story of Kyle Hulbert. If you want the whole story you can go here, here, and here. Long story short Kyle was not in his right mind when he took part in a murder and the mastermind behind it received a lighter sentence than Kyle. Kyle puts it better in his own words. Anyway, Kyle wanted to correspond with me through regular mail. Unfortunately for privacy reasons I don’t correspond with anyone via the mail, nothing against Kyle. Today I received a message from him through a friend of his…


Greetings; I understand you desire not to correspond via regular mail all too well, and I respect it. I just wish to extend my thanks to you for the “follow up” you posted on your site. I’m sure it will be of some help and I can use all that I can get. Again, thank you, and when the day comes (not if) that I am again roaming the Night, your site will be one I plan to frequent. Intelligence is rare in this world and must be appreciated. I appreciate yours, and I appreciate your help.


Kyle Hulbert

Like I said before I think at the time Kyle was just an instrument in the murder, like a gun. It was Clara Jane Schwartz that pulled the trigger. And also like I said before Kyle freely admits of the killing and believes that he does deserve punishment. He just believes that the punishment he received was not equitable in relation to the sentence of Clara Schwartz who would have gained the most from the murder, and I agree. You know I’m not the type that wants the system to coddle criminals but if I believe that a sentence was unjust then maybe there’s some validity to the claim. And again like I’ve said before don’t believe me, see it Kyle’s own words.

Kyle Hulbert

Almost 4 years ago I told you the story of Kyle Hulbert. Kyle killed biophysicist Robert M. Schwartz. At the time I chastised the media for calling in a “ritual” killing. Later I had heard from a friend of Kyle’s telling me more of Kyle’s situation that Kyle suffered from mental illness, was taken off his meds by a social worker, and that the killing was orchestrated by Schwartz’s daughter, Clara Jane Schwartz. Clara had convinced Kyle that her father was abusing her and killing him would protect her. As it turned out Clara was in line for a rather large inheritance if her father died. Clara was sentenced to 48 years, Kyle was sent away for life without the possibility of parole. Sentencing seems kind of lopsided doesn’t it? Recently I received an e-mail from another friend of Kyle’s. She told me of Kyle’s website which documents what has happened to him since the murder. He does not deny killing Dr. Schwartz and feels that he does deserve some of the responsibility in Dr. Schwartz death. However, he does feel that his sentencing was unjust since the mastermind behind the murder is serving a lesser sentence. I happen to concur. But you don’t have to believe me. Go to Save Kyle and judge for yourself.

More on the Va. “ritual” killing.

Ok remember when I wrote a 12/15/01 post about a murder that occurred in Virginia and the media labeled it a ritual killing. Well I was right and wrong.

About a month after I wrote that I got a signing in one of my many guestbooks. And it went a little something like this.

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name: MaJiK

url: http://www.geocities.com/majikspell1


While searching for info in regaurds to my close friend Kyle Hulbert. I came across this URL on your site: https://trenchreynolds.com/121501.html To set the record straight. It was NOT “a robbery gone bad”. Whatever your intrest may be you are welcome to contact me or write him yourself. Please Keep in mind! Things are not always as they seem. Which appiles to this case. Peace to all………

date: 6:22 pm – Tuesday,January 22, 2002

My email said…..

Trench wrote: >> Hi. Thanks for signing my guestbook. Being hundreds of miles away from what happened I was only theorizing about what could have possibly happened. My only interest at that time was chastising the media for calling this a ritual killing based on the evidence the authorities claim. But if you have a different perspective on what happened I’d be very interested to hear it.

So I got this e-mail in return….


I understand your intentions with the media. And just had to set the record straight to all that read it. The media & cops, they have not a clue to what really went on. As far as this case and what happened…..In the best interest of my friend, I’d rather not say what did happen and why. That is not my story to tell and it is in court now. I’m sure you understand. I will however share some things about Kyle that could give you some insite on him. >>

Kyle had been on medication for some time and was removed from it cold turkey. Remember the two kids that shot up that school? One was fresh off his medication. This was a order from Kyle’s social worker. I and everyone around him saw the changes. The chemical change of stopping cold turkey on those medications is something I feel many do not know or understand. Such medications are to be lowered little by little from what i understand. The system which failed again, seen him only as a number or case. With no real intrest in his true well being. If you wish to write him, I have the address. But ask that you stray from questions about the case until court is finished. Let me know. Ill give it to you if you wish. He asked me to put his address in his auto mail reply. Which I have not yet done. So he welcomes mail.

I sent him another e-mail asking if he could comment on the alleged two accomplices claiming that the murder was orchestrated from the beginning . He sent me an e-mail back saying he couldn’t due to the fact that the trial hasn’t even begun yet. But he did answer me back a few days later. In an e-mail Majik had said…

After I talked to the thre of them and there lawyer. It is publicly documented that The investagator said Mike Pfohl & Cathy Inglis “were involved in the planning, execution, escape, and cover-up of what was described as a planned assassination,” Even according to court records. They didnt say nothing of the matter themselves.

Due to my own laziness I waited on doing this post. It’s a good thing I did because a few days later he sent me this article that sheds a whole new light on the situation. According to the article the daughter of the victim was arrested in connection to the homicide. Now remember this is just my opinion based on what I’ve read so far but it appears that the daughter of the victim convinced Kyle Hulbert that her father was beating her and persuaded him to kill her father. The beating accusations have yet to be substantiated and her motive at this time is unclear.

So lets review. According to Majik, Kyle Hulbert was taken off his medication by a social worker. Not a doctor, a social worker. And we all know how reliable social workers are. They leave kids in abusive homes and take them out of homes where nothing is wrong. In my opinion it seems like this killing could have been prevented. And take it from someone who is on an antidepressants, you can’t stop cold turkey. It just doesn’t work. Ok, I was a little wrong. This wasn’t a robbery gone bad. I’ll admit my own mistakes. Unlike, the media. So quick to call this a ritual killing without learning all the facts. Typical.

So because of this one girl, at least five lives were ruined, probably more. And the media was so quick to judge someone who was “different”.

Va. “ritual” killing

So this article catches my eye. It turns out that three people in Virginia killed a well-known and respected biophysicist with a two-foot sword. Every report I’ve read so far has stated that this was an occult killing. And they say this for three reasons. One, the victim was stabbed repeatedly and an “X” was carved in the back of his neck. Two, the ringleader, Kyle Hulbert, was part of a “coven” and was into self-mutilation and drinking blood. Third, and I quote”… “The suspects favored all-black outfits, long black coats, and colored hair, neighbors and friends said.”

Now I can see how the media might consider this a ritual killing because of the first two. But the last statement is just ridiculous. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Wearing a black trenchcoat, dressing in black, and coloring your hair, does not make you a killer. I dress in black, but its shirt and tie. I wear a black trenchcoat, a nice leather one. And I haven’t started coloring my hair yet but it’s starting to turn gray so you never know.

This killing probably could have been prevented but it’s hard to say how considering the suspects were all of legal age. But the article states that Hulbert was diagnosed as being bipolar and schizophrenic and that he’s been off his medication for three months. And also that he frequently mutilated himself. Hulbert has also been arrested on weapons charges before.

The article goes on to say that Hulbert was into witchcraft and hung with people who had similar interests. The article goes on to say that the coven was a ragtag group of young men and women who apparently delved into the mystical. They read books on witchcraft and donned dark outfits. They were obsessed with blood and corresponded in letters and on the Internet about drinking it. Now I’m a Catholic myself but being linked with the goth community or being a “Poe-goth” as I’ve also recently been described as I’ve gotten to know a few things. Most covens today are Wiccan. And even though I don’t agree with their philosophy I’ve never known them to be anything but peaceful. Later in the article, the unidentified leader of the coven states that the two accomplices were not members but shared their interest and that the coven is peaceful. But they kind of bury that in the article. You know I kind of expect this kind of treatment of a murder story in a Podunk newspaper like the Charlotte Disturber, but the Washington comPost is allegedly the big time. Whenever the media gets a hold of a story and one of the suspects don’t practice a “mainstream” religion it’s automatically branded as an occult killing. Just because of an X? I mean there were no other signs that this was a ritualistic killing. To me, it sounds like a robbery gone bad. Or as the compost described that the victim may have barred his daughter from associating with the suspects. Leave it to the media to sensationalize a story and further drive fear into the public of people who are different from them.

My condolences go out to the family of Robert M. Schwartz and no disrespect was intended.