BIRTH: March 6, 1993
DEATH: July 18, 2009
Devin, 16, was stabbed to death in his home along with his mother, Tracie Shaffer; murdered by his step-father in a rampage that claimed the lives 6 people. His friend, Robert Berber-Brock, 16, was also killed. Devin, like the rest of the family, and friend, was killed in a domestic violence tragedy.
The step-father has been charged with five counts of homicide in Tennessee and another in Alabama. In one house in Fayetteville, authorities found Traci Shaffer, 38; her son from a previous marriage, Devin Brooks, 16; and neighbor Robert Berber, 16. Traci Shaffer’s brother, Chris Hall, 34, and father, Billy Hall, 57, were killed in a home across the street.