Ryan Waller and Heather Quan had been dating for almost eight months and had just moved in with each other. Waller had just graduated from high school, but Quan was going to college to get her degree. They shared a flat in Phoenix, Arizona, with a third person named Alicia.
Waller used to live in a flat in Phoenix with his girlfriend Heather Quan and a housemate who wasn’t there. Ryan Waller and Heather Quan had only been living in the house for a few months when Ritchie Carver and his father, Larry Carver, broke in on December 25, 2006.
Ritchie Carver fired two shots at Ryan’s head. After that, Carver went to another room and shot Heather Quan, who was sitting on the couch, ki*lling her right away. She was only 21 years old at the time of the event.
Then, the Carvers broke in and stole some electronics and a guitar, which have never been found. Waller had survived the attack, but the people who did it didn’t know that.
The Police At The C-rime Scene
Ryan’s parents were worried when he didn’t show up for the Christmas dinner. It was getting close to Christmas. When they went to his house and knocked on the door, no one answered.
When Ryan’s parents went to his house and didn’t hear from him, they called the police. When the police got to the scene, they found Heather’s dead body. Ryan was still alive and moving around the flat when they got there, which was a surprise.
When the police asked Ryan about what happened, he said he couldn’t remember because he was scared and hurt so badly. Unfortunately, instead of giving him the medical help he needed right away, the police asked him about what happened. Even though he was hurt, Ryan was able to figure out that Ritchie Carver and his father had attacked him and Heather.
Before Quan was ki*lled, the police thought that he and Quan had a fight. They looked at the mu*rder as a case of domestic violence that went wrong.
Even though the gunshot had hurt Waller’s brain, he was kept in the police car for four hours and then questioned for another two. The now-famous video of Waller being questioned shows him confused and not being able to answer simple questions from the lead detective, Paul Dalton.
Waller should have gotten help from a doctor as soon as possible, if possible. But it was more than six hours before Detective Dalton noticed Waller’s wound and let paramedics check him out.
Ryan Waller was in the hospital for 35 days, and he had a lot of physical and neurological damage as a result. He lost some brain function and his left eye because he was shot in the head. Also, he had seizures for a number of years after the event. In the end, his sudden death in 2007 was caused by the seizures.
Ryan Waller’s last seizure happened on January 20, 2016, and it was the cause of his untimely death. He fell in a grocery store and hit his head, which caused him to bleed to death. Ryan had only been alive for 27 years when he died.
The real people who did the cri*me were finally caught and brought to justice. Ritchie Carver was given a life sentence without the chance of parole, and Larry Carver was also given a life sentence in 2013 after a long process.
The Waller family sued the Phoenix Police Department and the City of Phoenix for $15 million because they messed up Ryan Waller’s case. The family spent four years getting ready for the lawsuit because their son had been mistreated during the investigation and they wanted justice. Unfortunately, the lawsuit was thrown out without ceremony just three weeks before the trial. This meant that the family could not take legal action against the people who mistreated their son.