Written by Mr. Mouseburger 2nd Jun 2008
Written by Mad Movie Mathew
Messenger is the editor for the local newspaper "The Sandford Citizen", who rather agitates some with his constant pestering and nice constant typos and errors. While patrolling the church fair to help the damaged church roof (more on that later), Angel notices Tim talking to Leslie, who looks rather shocked. He also notices Skinner starring at the pair as he encourages patrons to try the "Splat the Rat" game he is running.
Later, Tim rushes over to Angel. Angel is about to roll his eyes, when what Tim says catches his attention.
"I need to talk to you about Mr. Merchant. Alone," he tells Angel. "Churchyard. 3:00."
"What do you think he wants?" asks Danny. Angel doesn't get the chance to answer as he is called to the stage.
He has been called to announce the winners of the fate tombola. Meanwhile, Tim waits in the churchyard. The first name out of the tombola is Skinner, but he's "in the loo". Or could he be that caped figure running onto the church roof? The second name out of the tombola is Tim, but he is unaware of this. As this happens, the killer grabs a spire on the roof directly above Tim and breaks it.
"Tim, your number's up!" the Reverend cries, to laughter from the audience.
Angel sees the clock strike three o'clock and rushes over to the churchyard, possibly figuring out Tim is in grave danger (see what I did there?). As this happens, the spire starts its descent towards Tim. Angel manages to get to Tim first, but not fast enough. Tim only has enough time to utters his trademark "hi-hi" before the pointed spire slams into the top of his skull , obliterating his head and embedding itself deep into the remaining neck-stump, much to Angel's disgust. The stone-headed body gruesomely stumbles around for a few moments, before eventually collapsing to the ground.
Later on, when Angel discovers this was another of the killings by the Neighbourhood Watch Alliance he asks what was Tim's crime. "Tim Messenger's tenure as editor of the Sandford Citizen has been unbearable. Our once great paper had become riddled with tabloid journalism." snarls Hatcher.