Hathaway sells rights to Brame story

First, he was credited with breaking news that soon lead to national headlines. Now his story itself may be seen by millions.

John Hathaway, publisher of a Tacoma Internet site who first wrote about the bitter divorce of Tacoma Police Chief David Brame, sold the rights to his story for a potential movie.

Hathaway’s scoop was picked up by the local media, and only a few days later Brame shot and killed his estranged wife and himself.

Hathaway, who works as a bartender, said he will receive $50,000 if the story ends up on television and double that if it makes it to the big screen.