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Spokesman: Kelley Attacked Church Over Domestic Dispute


A motive may be forming in the Sutherland Springs church attack.

Investigators say that the attack by Devin Kelley may have been the result of a domestic dispute.

Over the past 24 hours, investigators have been frantically looking for the motive to the deadly attack at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, of New Braunfels, Texas (suburb of San Antonio) opened fire on a crowd of churchgoers Sunday morning in the small Texas town. Investigators did not release a name for the suspect until close to 6:00 EST Sunday evening. Immediately, people began searching for the motive of the shooter. While nothing is certain yet, there is now a belief among investigators that Kelley’s attack may have been personal.

During a press conference this morning, a spokesman for the investigation stated as such. The mother-in-law of Kelley attended the church that was attacked, Sunday. The investigation is now pointing to text messages that the shooter sent to his mother-in-law prior to the attack. Nothing further has been released as of yet. Unconfirmed reports have also surfaced that the mother-in-law of Kelley had a P.O. Box in the Sutherland Springs area (which would match up with her residency/church attendance in that area).

There will undoubtedly be more to this story in the coming days, but this is a big revelation in the story. What is odd is that none of Kelley’s family was at the church at the time of the attack. If this was a domestic dispute attack why wouldn’t he make sure they were present? Additionally, if this was a spur-of-the-moment attack, why was he decked out in black ‘full gear’?

Stay tuned.

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  1. Jean Louise Dell'Aquila

    November 6, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Why? The motive is clear. The killer wanted to hit where it hurt, the faith of a small-knit community. She wasn’t there her family, because that was her family and she hers is left behind. To mourn. Separated.

  2. Char

    March 9, 2018 at 1:13 am

    That’s the best answer by far! Thanks for cotibiruntng.

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