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Chris Shelton is the posthumous secondary antagonist of the Criminal Minds episode "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy". He is a parent who murders the military cadets who bullied his son into committing suicide.
He was portrayed by Don. R. Williams.
Shelton is a widower with a teenage son, Bailey, who starts exhibiting discipline problems after his mother's death. Shelton sends Bailey to the Somerville Military Academy to improve his behavior, but is unaware of the severe bullying Bailey suffers there at the hands of the other cadets and with the complicity of the academy's leader, Colonel Ron Massey. Bailey ultimately commits suicide by hanging himself with a bedsheet after suffering a brutal beating from his chief tormentor, cadet Tucker Calhoun. In order to protect Calhoun, his favorite cadet, Massey tells Chris that Bailey had been bullied by cadet Josh Redding, who had in fact been Bailey's protector.
Massey has his right-hand man, Lieutenant Shockley Tawes, text Chris Redding's location, hoping he will kill the boy. When Chris finds Redding and several other cadets, however, he flies into a violent rage and kills all the cadets but Redding, who manages to escape. He forces them to carve "We're sorry" into a tree, and hangs every one of them, making it look like a mass suicide. The boys' deaths attract the attention of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit, who eventually discover that Chris is the killer; Massey tries to manipulate them into believing that Chris acted alone, while sending Tawes to kill him.
Sure enough, Tawes succeeds in killing Chris by setting a spear trap for him; Chris falls through the trap onto the spears, which impale and kill him. Nevertheless, the BAU are able to unravel Massey and Tawes' crimes, and arrests both of them.