Templeton murder victim identified

June 6, 2014
Philip Thomas Hanes

Philip Thomas Hanes

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Department identified the woman who was murdered Wednesday night in Templeton as Tina Marie Beddow, 32.

Deputies arrested Philip Thomas Hanes, 58, for allegedly stabbing Beddow during a domestic dispute Wednesday evening. She was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.

Deputies arrested Hanes for murder and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Officials placed Beddow’s 5-year-old child with Child Welfare Services.


Not ONE more. We must ban guns now!


I feel so badly for the young woman who lost her life and will never get to experience what she could have accomplished in this life as well as the 5 year old child who will surely be emotionally damaged from having to go through this tragic experience. At least the Sheriff’s Dept. got their murderer this time since they have yet to solve the last murder committed in Templeton. Great investigative work detectives!!! (Being facetious here) Especially since he was found at the scene with blood on his hands.


BTDT is trying to make the point that mental illness and the way we deal with it are a major commonality between most of the murders (mass or otherwise) that make the news. There may be other issues as well from gang fights to uncontrollable anger to sociopathic greed, but why not try to address the biggest one?

I suspect that one reason we don’t address it has much to do with the fact that people understand (at least subconsciously) that doing so won’t be simple or cheap. Psych hospitals aren’t cheap to operate and psychiatrists and psychologists aren’t low-paying jobs either. (Although some prison guards make as much or more than the average psychologist.)

Like current criminal “rehabilitation,” treatment of mental illness can often fail to correct the problem. Is it worth investing tax dollars in programs that don’t have a high success rate? Many people don’t think so. Even among those of us that do think that mixed success is better than none, there would be disagreement as to how much is enough to justify the expense.

Finally, there is the issue as to what would constitute a label of mental illness of a sufficient degree to cause a public danger. In the current political climate, I would fear that definitions would be bent/interpreted to meet the prejudices of those in power. Would someone be deemed mentally ill for believing in a “9-11 conspiracy?” How about the “Obama birthers?” Are OWS supporters crazy to think that Wall Street and big business has virtually complete control of the federal government (and many lower governments)? What about “global warming deniers?” Does anyone who accepts the basic beliefs of a political party other than your own constitute a public danger due to their “gullibility?” (To read many of the self-proclaimed conservative commentators here, I suspect they might think so.)


You mention in third paragraph about mental illness and it’s success. Right there on the nail head. Some if caused by distress, depression or other environmental causes then maybe success, but three is the natural. I don’t think some people want to accept the old saying that some people are wired that way is true. It isn’t a case of physicality of wiring (nerves) but a lot of it (normal, rational thinking) can be not there in first place. I go to a good article I read in Newsweek back in ’89. It showed brain scans of a group of people. Those without any serious kinds of issues had warm spots throughout brain in an MRI that showed brain scan. Those that were sociopaths, killers or other types of criminals by and large had cold spots on brain on those same scans. If this is that way at birth, then they are going to be predetermined to have a tendency for this and how do you fix AND if they are determined to harm others how do you stop that?

Ted Slanders

Our beloved and ever loving and forgiving Jesus loved swords, which I am sure makes a knife look wimpy and laughable to Jesus.

Jesus was a rebel rouser in that He didn’t come to earth to bring peace, that is why He loved swords! “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34 )

Jesus even told His followers to go out and buy a sword; He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.” ( Luke 22:36 )

Our bible promotes using a weapon, like the sword Jesus would use, against the criminal; “For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.” (Romans 13:4)

Fast forward to today. Can you just imagine in what type of Assault Rifle and handgun Jesus would use instead of a sword while He is in the act of not bringing peace to this world as He specifically stated in Matthew 10:34? I would like to see ANY law enforcement agency try and take Jesus’ fire arm hardware away from Him, wouldn’t you? All the while knowing that He has His Father God watching His back!

Jesus is a man’s man, praise!


Hmm, wonder if we should have a seven day waiting period before purchasing a knife?



Same old opportunistic rhetoric in response to a tragedy.


Yea just last week everyone is complaining about all the stuff going on and now let’s put it back in the closet where it belongs and hopefully if we all close our eyes it will go away. Yea I made the point(statement) to get to the fact that this all continues. Guns, knifes, etc. What does it all have in common? NOT the weapons but anger, mental illness etc. but hey no one wants to talk about the real issues and that’s a FACT!!!!!


comments like this are better suited for a clown show


Sorry to make you uncomfortable talking about uncomfortable subjects.


Or before purchasing a Bible.


While there are still a few people who use the Bible to justify their murderous tendencies, that usually is accompanied by some sort of mental illness like megalomania or hearing voices. For that reason, your comment is more a gratuitous slam on Christians (of which I am not one.) Please stick to the subject of the thread.