Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Daingerfield church shooting 1980

Daingerfield church shooting 1980 --- ===


terrorist style crime: mass shooting weapons:  scoped, semi-automatic AR-15, an M1 carbine, and two revolvers (military or terrorist style) killed: 5 wounded: 10  date: June 22, 1980 suspect outcome: committed suicide in prison summary: The Daingerfield church shooting was a mass murder that occurred at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas, United States on . Alvin Lee King III, a former high school teacher, armed with a , after members of the church had declined his request to appear as character witnesses in a trial in which he was charged with raping his daughter. King was arrested after shooting himself and charged with five counts of murder and ten counts of attempted murder, but committed suicide in his prison cell on January 19, 1982, before he could be convicted.[1][2][3][4] Texas Monthly March 1984 In February 6, 1966 King accidentally dropped a shotgun on the floor and injured his father's face and neck, killing him. The death was ruled accidental.  His was disliked by many students who called him "Atheist", though he said he was agnostic. He "enjoyed pricking the beliefs of talkative fundamentalists". He quit teaching in 1972 for trucking, but moved back. When his house burned down in 1977 the First Baptist church donated clothing as rumors of arson circulated. There a rumor that a friend daughter had been fondled when she visited the house. In October 1979 King was accused in a 1966 incest case. While awaiting trial, he investigated how to open a Swiss bank account and wrote letters to apply fo Cuban and Soviet visas, and started collecting survivalist food and weapons. The day before the incest case trial, he bound wife Gretchen to a chair and went to the big downtown First Baptist church. They thought he was angry because they refused to be character witnesses at his trial. He left a note at home that "My name is Ozymandias, king of king: Look on my works, ye mighty and despair!"  After the attack, King shot himself in a self-lobotomy though he scored 151 IQ a month later. Cynthia King's high school friend Stanley Sinclair was set upon and stabbed to death by two joggers in Houston. The victim's father was convinced he was killed by hit hired by King like a KGB hit.


Alternative theory: This looks a lot like Dylann Roof's Charleston church shooting, except his apparent political motive is anger of an agnostic against the faith of a conservative christian town. Roof's manifesto was found on a Russian web server, King used military style weapons like politically motivated terrorists, and wrote letters for visas for Russia and Russian-controlled Cuba.

*Wikipedia

Daingerfield church shooting

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Daingerfield church shooting
LocationDaingerfield, Texas, United States
DateJune 22, 1980
Attack type
Mass murder
Weapons
Deaths5
Non-fatal injuries
11 (including the perpetrator)
PerpetratorAlvin Lee King III
The Daingerfield church shooting was a mass murder that occurred at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas, United States on June 22, 1980. Alvin Lee King III, a former high school teacher, armed with a scoped, semi-automatic AR-15, an M1 carbine, and two revolvers, killed five people and wounded 10 others, after members of the church had declined his request to appear as character witnesses in a trial in which he was charged with raping his daughter. King was arrested after shooting himself and charged with five counts of murder and ten counts of attempted murder, but committed suicide in his prison cell on January 19, 1982, before he could be convicted.[1][2][3][4]

Victims[edit]

  • Gene Gandy, 50
  • Mary Regina Linam, 7
  • James Y. McDaniel, 53
  • Thelma Richardson, 78
  • Kenneth Truitt, 49
Among those wounded were: Jack Dean and Laverne McDaniel, 51. Faye Moore Grove

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