Monday, November 13, 2017

TEXAS - Church Murders

"Texas community that's tight-knit 'like family' reels from church murders" PBS NewsHour 11/6/2017


SUMMARY:  The First Baptist Church in the small town of Sutherland Springs was the site of the largest mass shooting in Texas history on Sunday.  Twenty-six-year-old Devin Kelley opened fire during services, killing 26 people and wounding 20.  John Yang speaks with Joey Palacios of Texas Public Radio and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) about the how the community is reeling and the investigation into the shooter.

"How are mass killings and domestic violence linked?" PBS NewsHour 11/6/2017


SUMMARY:  The man who shot and killed dozens at a Texas church had been convicted of assaulting his wife and a child, and he may have been motivated by a "domestic situation," say officials.  The latest tragedy underscores a link between mass killings and domestic violence.  John Yang talks with Deborah Epstein of the Georgetown Law Domestic Violence Clinic and James Fox of Northeastern University.

"How the Texas church massacre victims are being remembered" PBS NewsHour 11/8/2017


SUMMARY:  The victims of a deadly church shooting included a grandmother who shielded her grandson from the attack, a cancer survivor and a couple who were visiting the church for the first time.  We remember eight of the victims through the words of their loved ones.

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