Dale Pierre Selby: ‘Dirty Harry’ Movie Inspired ‘CopyCat Killers’ In Ansley, Naisbitt Utah Murders


Dale Pierre Selby and Williams Andrews, two Ogden, Utah CopyCat Killers who were inspired by Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry movie, will be analyzed on the Reelz documentary CopyCat Killers. Dale Pierre Selby, who is also referred to as Dale Pierre Shelby, killed Carol Naisbitt, Michelle Ansley, and Stanley Walker over40 years ago in a case known as the “Hi-Fi Murders.”


CopyCat Killers episode “Dirty Harry Magnum Force”

Ripping a scene from the movie Dirty Harry, a robber decides to target a local shop, where he’ll turn fiction into a real-life horror.


Dale Pierre Selby and Williams Andrews, the Hi-Fi CopyCat Killers, were the most talked about killers in 1974. It’s a tragedy that people from Utah will never forget. That’s the year two Airforce airmen robbed the Hi-Fi Shop, where they held five people hostage.



Police say, Dale Pierre, 21, and William Andrews, 19, walked into the shop at closing time and held the place up, shuffling twenty-year-old Stanley Walker and nineteen-year-old Michelle Ansley to the basement, later binding them.


Later, sixteen-year-old Cortney Naisbitt walked into the shop to talk to Stanley. Instead, he was met by the killers and taken to the basement, where he was also bound.Worried parents Carol Naisbitt, 52, and Orren Walker, 43, came to the shop to look for their sons but were also taken hostage.


Then, like something out of a movie, Dale Pierre Selby and William Andrews made them drink a deadly concoction before shooting them. Carol Naisbitt, Michelle Ansley, and Stanley Walker died in the ambush. When the townspeople of Ogden learned their fate, they were overcome with deep emotion.


Utah detectives were able to connect Dale Pierre Selby (Shelby) to the killings. He was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to death, along with his accomplice. There was a movie based on the true-story case called Aftermath: A Test of Love, which first aired in 1991.


Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Dale Pierre Selby lived a life of crime since his younger days. According to Reelz Channel’s television documentary CopyCat Killers, he was suspected of killing Airforce Sergeant Edward Jefferson.


When it was time to execute both William Andrews and Dale Pierre Selby, the NAACP tried to have their sentences commuted. There was a racial aspect to the case because Dale and William were black. Dale Pierre Selby was put to death in 1987. Andrews was put down in 1992, the Tuscaloosa News reported.


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Only two people survived, and they had to live with lifelong complications due to their injuries. Orren Walker lived until the age of 69 and died in 2000. There was a third person who was supposed to act as a lookout on the day of the murders in 1974.


Keith Roberts, who police believe was the mastermind, was paroled in 1987. He moved to Oklahoma and worked at an electronics store for a while, according to the Deseret News. Cortney Naisbitt died at the age of 44 in 2002. CopyCat Killers will air the crime story this Saturday, September 23, at 10 ET/PT.


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Traciy Curry-Reyes

Traciy Curry-Reyes is the founder and editor-in-chief of TV Crime Sky. She began her career as a true crime & entertainment freelance writer in the 1990's for her website, The Movies Based on True Stories Database/Archives. She has contributed content to other websites, such as Examiner.com and Inquisitr.com. Traciy also appears as a true-crime expert and commentator on TV One's Fatal Attraction, For My Man, and Justice by Any Means; Investigation Discovery's Murder Calls and Scorned; Oxygen's Snapped; FOX's Crime Watch Daily; and Lifetime Television's Killer Kids.