True evil certainly exists in this world.
Devin Patrick Kelley was a complete animal.
Just five days before unloading round after round into innocent churchgoers, killing 27 and injuring two dozen-plus others, he was welcomed by the members.
Here’s the scoop…
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS — Just days before the killer opened fire killing 26 church goers he walked among them.
Five days before he would gun dozens of people down, Devin Patrick Kelley showed up at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs with his children for an annual fall festival. His appearance was unexpected because of the past family troubles, but people who saw him there thought it was a sign he was turning a corner.
“And they thought, ‘Oh, this is good. This is progress,’ ” said Tambria Read, a longtime resident of Sutherland Springs who is close with Kelley’s mother-in-law – whom Kelley is said to have been targeting but who was not at church that morning.
The mother-in-law, Michelle Shields, told Read she was so excited to see Kelley there voluntarily with her grandchildren.
There’s a special place in hell for people like Kelley.
Among those killed were a pregant woman, an 18-month-old child, and a family of eight.
More on Kelley…
From Fox News:
The U.S. Air Force didn’t report Texas church shooter Devin Kelley’s domestic violence conviction to the FBI — even though it was required by the Pentagon — leaving the door open for Kelley to buy weapons, officials said on Monday.
Kelley’s conviction wasn’t submitted to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Investigation Services Division for inclusion in the National Criminal Information Center database that is used to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers, Air Force spokesperson Ann Stefanek said.
The Holloman Air Force Base Office of Special Investigations — the base where Kelley was stationed — was supposed to enter his information into the database, according to a statement released Monday night by the Air Force.
More, from Daily Wire:
Kelley, who used an “assault-style rifle” and owned two handguns, should not have been able to legally purchase the weapons due to his history of violent criminal behavior — but the government made a mistake, NPR reported. “Under federal law, his conviction disqualified him from legally possessing a firearm.”
“He assaulted his stepson severely enough that he fractured his skull, and he also assaulted his wife,” retired colonel Don Christensen told The New York Times. “He pled to intentionally doing it.”
A Pentagon official told NPR that a mistake made by the government resulted in his criminal records not being entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
BREAKING: Officials: Air Force didn’t submit Texas church shooter’s criminal history to FBI, as required by Pentagon rules.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 6, 2017
As President Trump stated from Japan, Kelley’s case is clearly one of mental illness.
He needed help. Unfortunately for the 27 souls who were slaughtered by his hand, it didn’t come soon enough.
Continue to keep those affected in your prayers.