Bethany Young's Killer
Real Identity: Melissa Hastings
Character Information



Family Members:

Spencer Hastings


Bethany Young (unintentionally)
Series Information



Portrayed By:

Torrey DeVitto

Bethany Young's Killer is the person who killed Bethany Young the night of Alison DiLaurentis's attempted murder.

It is revealed to be Melissa Hastings in "No One Here Can Love or Understand Me". Though, she was not the person who hit Bethany with a shovel. This is revealed to be Mona Vanderwaal.


Season 5

No One Here Can Love or Understand Me

Spencer receives a package from Melissa containing a video and watches it on her laptop. Melissa says that she's going to tell Spencer what she told Peter at the police station before she goes to London. She explains that she saw Spencer "that night" carrying a shovel, after arguing with Alison. Melissa then stumbled upon Bethany's seemingly dead body, but believed it was Alison and that Spencer had murdered her. In order to protect Spencer, Melissa pushed Bethany in an open grave beside her body and buried her in it. However, she later discovered that it wasn't Alison, but Bethany, and that Bethany wasn't dead when she buried her.

Season 6

Game Over, Charles

It is revealed that Bethany had stolen Charlotte DiLaurentis' clothes that night and was out to hurt Jessica for her affair with Mr. Young. Charlotte reveals that she went there to stop Bethany, but she accidentally confused Alison with her and hit Alison with a rock instead. This prompts Mona to reveal that it was her that hit Bethany with the shovel before Melissa buried her alive, believing it was Alison.




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