Michelle Bucalo

Photo of a woman with fair skin, a round face, long brown hair, and a wide smile.Name: Michelle Lyn Bucalo.
Died: October 31, 2018.
Age at death: 32.
Cause of death: Shooting.
Location: Severn, Maryland, USA.
Disability: Mental illness.

Michelle’s father shot her dead as she slept. In a statement made after he was sentenced, the state attorney said that “he and his friends and family blamed the victim for her own death as if killing her was the only solution. It was not.”

Michelle had been a paralegal before being fired because of her mental illness. She also designed jewelry.

Case Status:
Donald John Bucalo (Father), open plea to second-degree murder; sentenced to 20 years in prison, with 10 years suspended and 2 1/2 years credit for time served; parole eligibility in 5 years.

Michelle Lyn Bucalo, age 32
Terrified by his daughter’s mental illness, Severn man killed her while she slept. Now he’ll serve eight years in jail.