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Texas Church Gunman Who Killed 26 Once Escaped from Mental Hospital: Reports

Texas Church Gunman Who Killed 26 Once Escaped from Mental Hospital: Reports

Five years ago, the gunman responsible for Sunday’s mass shooting was sent to an inpatient mental health facility in New Mexico but escaped and fled to Texas, according to multiple reports.

On June 13, 2012, Devin Kelley, 26, reportedly fled the Peak Behavioral Health Services Center in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

A missing person report claimed the shooter, who was in the Air Force, was ordered to submit to mental health treatment after admitting he beat his first wife and stepson, according to Khou. One attack on the child left him with a skull fracture.

According to the shooter’s 2012 court-martial plea bargain,

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