General Hospital Fans Connected to Brutal Murder





An ex-con and avid fan of ABC Daytime's General Hospital is being accused of killing an 82-year-old pen pal, whom he used to correspond with about the sudser. The LA Times has all the bizarre details surrounding the death of octogenarian Harry Major, allegedly at the hands of Scott Kratlian.

Reportedly, the two men became pen pals, while Kratlian was serving 20 years at Marcy Correctional Facility near Syracuse.The men were part of a GH Fan Club, who often wrote to one another.

Upon being released from prison just before Thanksgiving, Kratlian reportedly went to Hollywood. The body of Major, a retired Hollywood High School teacher, was discovered on Feb. 12. He was allegedly strangled to death.   

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  1. Avatar of ladyofthelake
    ladyofthelake

    My friend was his pen pal as well. He actually tried to see my friend & my friend was extremely weary about him. I know a tad more but I don’t wanna out my friend in case they have to testify at the trial. I think he was pen pals with a few folks. It’s just terrible, he didn’t have to kill that poor man.

  2. Avatar of lfad
    lfad

    [quote]I wonder if his penpals knew he was writing to them from prison.[/quote]

    Correspondence from prisons usually are marked as coming from So and So Correctional Facility and the prisoner’s number is usually on the envelope too.

  3. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    I was stunned at this report :O ….I’m truly believe the world we are living in is hell and we are here for just a micro-second to see how each of us on this earth conducts ourselves so our soul can go to next plain….this is horrendous. :((

    WTF! :O why was he even given this type of parole is my question? His violent tendencies speaks for themselves and this should had never been an option. NY needs to take responsibility for this senseless act. His family should sue the state of NY for being so irresponsible knowing his past.

    My deepest symptom goes out to his family….may he rest in peace and be reunited with all his GH’s favorites…. ;)

  4. Avatar of ladyofthelake
    ladyofthelake

    [quote=harlee490]I was stunned at this report :O ….I’m truly believe the world we are living in is hell and we are here for just a micro-second to see how each of us on this earth conducts ourselves so our soul can go to next plain….this is horrendous. :((

    WTF! :O why was he even given this type of parole is my question? His violent tendencies speaks for themselves and this should had never been an option. NY needs to take responsibility for this senseless act. [/quote]

    He served 20 plus yrs already, most convicted murders get paroled after that long. It’s a terrible story.

  5. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    Parole shouldn’t had been an option on table in this case, a cold cell confinement for life after his proven vicious tendencies. It’s so sad. :(

    I know NY doesn’t have the death penalty but he should be on a cold stab meeting his maker….Lucifer! >) May his treacherous soul burn in hell… :bigsmile:

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