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The Latest: Criminal Profiler Reveals Possible Motive In Las Vegas Shooting

America is still reeling from the worst mass shooting in history after 58 concertgoers were killed and more than 400 wounded at a country music festival in Las Vegas two weeks ago. The motive for 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock’s action remain unknown, however criminal profiler John Kelly believes he was “predisposed from birth and childhood to harbor extreme internalized shame, low self-esteem, depression, and aggressive anger.”


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Alleged cult motive emerges in Las Vegas massacre | New Idea …

The gambling addict, who was the sole perpetrator of the savage October 1 massacre, had few social and family connections, apart from his girlfriend, Marylou Danley, who told FBI investigators she had no idea what he was planning. 

According to experts, the lonely 64-year-old was a prime target for a cult which possibly led him to meticulously plan the shootings from the 32nd floor of The Mandalay Bay Hotel in Vegas, which killed 59 people and injured 500 more.

 

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Dmitri Oster, a New York-based clinician and criminal profiler, said: “If you look at other death cults, what propels people to join is a search for belonging to a movement larger than oneself. Paddock was isolated, living in a retirement home, without many family or social ties. These are the

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Las Vegas Shooting: Expert on Stephen Paddock’s Motive – People

Nearly two weeks later, investigators have yet to announce a potential motive behind the Las Vegas massacre, which killed 58 concertgoers and left hundreds more wounded. It may never be known what drove Stephen Paddock to shoot innocent people enjoying a country music festival from 32 stories up. But criminal profiler John Kelly tells PEOPLE he believes Paddock was born a killer.

“What would drive somebody that is so methodical and structured in life to go insane in a very structured and methodical way?” Kelly, who acknowledges he never met the shooter, wonders. “Paddock was a pathological gambler, psychopath and a sociopath. He was predisposed from birth and childhood to harbor extreme internalized shame, low self-esteem, depression, and aggressive anger.”

Kelly adds: “This was exacerbated with pathological gambling, Valium and alcohol that caused the perfect storm for mass murder: a delusional,

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Search for a Motive in Las Vegas: Slow but ‘We’ll Get There’

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Fifty-eight wooden crosses bearing the names of shooting victims were set up as a memorial along Las Vegas Boulevard.

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LAS VEGAS — The man who killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub last year pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, in a 911 call, as

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Clues few and elusive for motive of Las Vegas gunman

Those seeking to know the motive of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock have had little more to chase than hints and shadows.

Paddock led such a low-key, private life that no one seemed to know him well, and those who did had no sense he was capable of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Where other mass killers have left behind a trail of plain-sight clues that help investigators quickly understand what drove them to violence, Paddock, 64, had nearly no close friends, social media presence or other clear connections to the broader world.

Even the No. 2 official in the FBI said Wednesday he was surprised investigators have not uncovered more about why a man with no obvious criminal record would cause so much bloodshed.

“There’s all kinds of things that surprise us in each one of these events. That’s the one in this one, and we are not there yet,”

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Clues few and elusive for motive of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock

By KEN RITTER, MICHAEL BALSAMO and SADIE GURMAN | Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — Those seeking to know the motive of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock have had little more to chase than hints and shadows.

Paddock led such a low-key, private life that no one seemed to know him well, and those who did had no sense he was capable of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Where other mass killers have left behind a trail of plain-sight clues that help investigators quickly understand what drove them to violence, Paddock, 64, had nearly no close friends, social media presence or other clear connections to the broader world.

Even the No. 2 official in the FBI said Wednesday he was surprised investigators have not uncovered more about why a man with no obvious criminal record would cause so much bloodshed.

“There’s all kinds of things that surprise us in each one of these

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