The former Army soldier who killed three hostages Friday at a Napa Valley, Calif., veterans care facility was described as a “hero” in the service but who struggled when he returned home from Afghanistan.
A gunman and three hostages were found dead Friday evening at a Northern California veterans home, concluding a standoff that lasted for about eight hours, officials said. Shortly before 6 p.m., officers entered the room at the Yountville Veterans Home where the gunman had been holding the hostages.
More details are coming to light about the life of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz and what might have driven him to allegedly unleash a rampage that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.
Late last month, ProPublica reported that the California man accused of killing a gay and Jewish University of Pennsylvania student was an avowed neo-Nazi and a member of Atomwaffen Division, one of the country’s most notorious extremist groups.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Several people were shot to death and others wounded Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, as a horrific episode of school violence ended with the arrest of a former student.
Just days after checking himself out of a psychiatric facility, a 24-year-old Massachusetts man with a history of mental illness and substance abuse stabbed his girlfriend to death, drove to a restaurant and stabbed his parents.
Lying on a hospital bed, his thorax punctured by a nine-millimeter bullet, Kent Whitaker vowed to take revenge on the person behind his family’s brutal murders. Today, Whitaker is fighting to save that same mastermind from a death sentence, for a particularly personal reason: it’s his own son.