Authorities: Domestic Situation Between TX Shooting Suspect, Mother-In-Law, Spotlight On Governor’s Race In Virginia Tomorrow

Authorities: Domestic Situation Between TX Shooting Suspect, Mother-In-Law

Texas authorities say the suspect in the deadly shooting at a South Texas church was in the middle of a domestic situation with his ex-mother-in-law. Freeman Martin of the Texas Department of Public Safety said shooting suspect Devin Patrick Kelley had sent threatening texts to his mother in-law, who was a member of the church’s congregation. The 26-year-old Kelley is believed to have shot and killed 26 people and wounded 20 more, ten critically, at the church in Sutherland Springs during services yesterday. Martin said he couldn’t go into details about the domestic situation, but said the shooting was not motivated by race or religion.

Spotlight On Governor’s Race In Virginia Tomorrow

Voters in Virginia choose a new governor tomorrow. Some analysts are looking at Virginia’s race as an indicator of how things may play out in next year’s mid-term congressional elections. In Virginia, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam is in a tight race against veteran Republican operative Ed Gillespie. President Trump is supporting Gillespie while Northam has the backing of former President Obama. The winner replaces outgoing Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Closings Arguments Due In Freddie Gray Disciplinary Hearing

The disciplinary hearing is nearing an end for Officer Caesar Goodson, the van driver in the Freddie Gray Case. Closing arguments are expected today after the defense rests. Goodson is accused of failing to follow proper police procedures, leading to Gray’s 2015 death from a severe spinal cord injury suffered while being transported in the van. The defense claims Goodson was not informed of a new policy requiring prisoners to be seat-belted in the police vehicles.

Two NYPD Detectives Resign

Two NYPD detectives are stepping down from the police force after being accused of raping an 18-year-old Brooklyn woman in their police van. The NYPD says Detectives Eddie Martins and Richard Hall resigned this morning at police headquarters. The two former Brooklyn narcotics detectives had been suspended following a 50-count indictment that could land them in prison for up to 25-years if convicted. A woman claims the two drove her to a secluded area in September after arresting her for drug possession, but the officers claim the sex was consensual.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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