Facebook rants by ‘creepy’ Texas gunman Devin Kelley, 26, who preached on atheism before killing 26 practitioners
THE “deranged” gunman who killed 26 worshipers in Texas was an atheist activist who ranted on Facebook against “stupid” clerics.
Devin Kelley, 26, who opened fire on worshipers at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs yesterday, has been described as “creepy” and “bizarre” by former classmates.
His classmate Nina Rosa Nava wrote on Facebook that the mass murderer used to rant on the social network about his atheist beliefs.
She said, “He was always talking about how people who believe in God were stupid and tried to preach his atheism.”
Another user, Christopher Leo Longoria, replied, âI removed it from FB for the same reasons! He was super nagtif (sic) the whole time (sic).
Another Facebook friend of the killer added: “He was weird but never that weird, always posting his atheist shit ** as Nina wrote, but damn he was always posting pictures of him and his baby – crazy.”
Speaking to Mail Online, Nava described Kelley as an “outcast but not a loner”.
Regarding the massacre, she said, âIt’s not something I expected from him.
Cord Eubank Brown said on social media he went to high school with âmaniacâ Kelley.
He wrote: âThere were people I knew who stayed away from this guy for a lot of reasons, all of which make sense now. He just asked me on Facebook recently.
Another former classmate, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Mail that Kelley “always scared me and was different.”
A former friend of the depraved killer wrote on Facebook about his shock that someone who “would spend the night at his house when we were kids” would commit such a horrific crime.
He added, âI ended up distancing myself from him in high school after he argued with me in school and tried to hit me several times. The guy was crazy.
Speaking to the Mail, Patrick Boyce, who attended New Braunfels High School with Kelley, said the killer was “fairly normal, but rather calm and seemed depressed lately”.
He said: â’He was the first atheist I met. He went to the Air Force after high school, was discharged, but I don’t know why.
Dave Ivey, Kelley’s uncle, told NBC News: âI never could have believed in a million years that Devin could be capable of this kind of thing.
“I am numb. My family will suffer for his cowardly actions. I am so sorry for the victims in Texas.”
Last night, two police vans were seen parked outside Kelley’s home on the western outskirts of New Braunfels, north of San Antonio.
Neighbor Ryan Albers, 16, said he heard gunshots coming from the house of the evil murderers in recent days.
He said: “It was definitely not just a shotgun or someone hunting. It was someone shooting an automatic weapon.”
Kelley’s now-deleted Facebook page showed a photo of what appeared to be an assault rifle, posted under the words: “She’s a bad b ****.”
The page also contained Mark Twain’s quote: âI fear not death.
Devin Kelley, a former member of the US Air Force, broke into the Sutherland Springs church yesterday as a service was taking place and opened fire on the congregation.
The gunman was dressed in black tactical-type gear and was wearing a bulletproof vest when he entered the church during the late morning service.
The US Air Force confirmed that Kelley served in its ranks from 2010 and was assigned to its Logistics Readiness Unit at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
He was court martialed in 2012 for assaulting his wife and child, and was acquitted of misconduct, jailed for 12 months and demoted, Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said.
US President Donald Trump called the 26-year-old killer “deranged”, saying the shooting was a “mental health issue at the highest level” but not a “gun situation”.
Locals described how Kelley was stopped by two brave men who fatally injured the “deranged” killer before driving his escape car off the road.
Rifle plumber Willeford managed to shoot Kelley between his bulletproof vest, the bullet piercing her side, the Mail Online reports.
Texas Department of Public Safety regional director Freeman Martin also confirmed that the 55-year-old, known as an excellent marksman in the small town, “grabbed his gun and hired the suspect.”
The resident said Willeford and his local colleague Johnnie Langendorff jumped into the latter’s truck and pursued Kelley – who had taken a hostage and fled in an SUV.
But when Langendorff managed to chase the depraved killer off the road, the two heroes realized Kelley had bled after being shot by Willeford, the local claims.
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