Mass Murderer Paddock was a gambling addict whose father was diagnosed as dangerous and psychopathic


ed note–thus far, these are the facts of the case and need to form the basis upon which all intelligent and SANE persons build any ‘theories’ about what happened. All other forms of conjecture, including taking it to the ultimate that it was all a ‘hoax’ that ‘never happened’, is irresponsible at best and outright crazy at worst.

Haaretz

Stephen Paddock, the gunman who killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 400 when he unleashed a shower of bullets from a hotel room balcony on a music festival in Las Vegas on Monday, is not connected to any militant group and likely acted alone, Clark County Sherrif Joseph Lombardo told reporters on Monday.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the shooting. Without mentioning Paddock by name, ISIS said he had converted to Islam a few months ago. The FBI however said the Las Vegas shooter had no connection to the international terrorist group.

Paddock, 64, is believed to have checked into the hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino last Thursday. Ten rifles were found in his room, which he shared with Marilou Danley, a 62-year-old woman who was initially regarded by authorities as related to the case. 

An unidentified source in the Clarke Counnty Sheriff’s office told the Associated Press that Paddock’s foreign travel has become part of the ongoing search for a motive for the mass shooting. Authorities have learned that Paddock took some 20 cruises, many of them in Europe and the Middle East.  

The cruises included stops at ports in Spain, Italy, Greece, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, according to information provided by a law enforcement source, reported CNN. 

After carrying out the attack from his 32nd floor balcony, Paddock, a Nevada resident who is said to have lived in a retirement community surrounding a golf course, shot himself before security forces were able to apprehend him. Earlier reports had falsely stated that Paddock had been shot by police. 

Paddock’s motive for carrying out the mass shooting, the deadliest in modern U.S. history, remains a mystery and Lombardo said he believes it was a “lone wolf” attack. “We have no idea what his belief system was,” he said.

Paddock had a penchant for guns, high-limit video poker and real estate deals. His father was a notorious fugitive bank robber. He had a recent live-in girlfriend, two ex-wives and seemed to live a comfortable life in a Nevada retirement community.

On the surface, Paddock didn’t seem like a typical mass murderer, said Clint Van Zandt, a former FBI hostage negotiator and supervisor in the bureau’s behavioral science unit. Paddock is much older than the typical shooter and was not known to be suffering from mental illness.

Paddock’s actions suggest that he had planned the attacks for at least a period of days.

Some of the rifles had scopes, the sheriff said. And authorities found two gun stocks that could have let him modify weapons to make them fully automatic, according to two U.S. officials briefed by law enforcement who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still unfolding.

“He knew what he wanted to do. He knew how he was going to do it, and it doesn’t seem like he had any kind of escape plan at all,” Van Zandt said.

Son of a notorious bank robber, twice divorced

Eric Paddock also told The Associated Press that he had not talked to his brother in six months and last heard from him when Stephen checked in briefly by text message after Hurricane Irma. Their mother spoke with him about two weeks ago, and when he found out recently that she needed a walker, he sent her one, Eric Paddock said.

Eric Paddock recalled receiving a recent text from his brother showing “a picture that he won $40,000 on a slot machine. But that’s the way he played.”

He described his brother as a multimillionaire and said they had business dealings and owned property together. He said he was not aware that his brother had gambling debts.

“He had substantial wealth. He’d tell me when he’d win. He’d grouse when he’d lost. He never said he’d lost $4 million or something. I think he would have told me.”

Heavily armed police searched Paddock’s home Monday in Mesquite, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas near the Arizona border, looking for clues. Paddock lived there with his 62-year-old girlfriend, who authorities said was out of the country when the shooting happened. Eric Paddock described her as kindly and said she sometimes sent cookies to his mother.

Police also searched a two-bedroom home Paddock owned in a retirement community in Reno, 500 miles from Mesquite.

While Stephen Paddock appeared to have no criminal history, his father was a notorious bank robber, Eric Paddock said. Benjamin Hoskins Paddock tried to run down an FBI agent with his car in Las Vegas in 1960 and wound up on the agency’s most wanted list after escaping from a federal prison in Texas in 1968, when Stephen Paddock was a teen.

The oldest of four children, Paddock was 7 when his father was arrested for the robberies. A neighbor, Eva Price, took him swimming while FBI agents searched the family home.

She told the Tucson Citizen at the time: “We’re trying to keep Steve from knowing his father is held as a bank robber. I hardly know the family, but Steve is a nice boy. It’s a terrible thing.”

An FBI poster issued after the escape said Benjamin Hoskins Paddock had been “diagnosed as psychopathic” and should be considered “armed and very dangerous.” He’d been serving a 20-year sentence for a string of bank robberies in Phoenix.

The elder Paddock remained on the lam for nearly a decade, living under an assumed name in Oregon. Investigators found him in 1978 after he attracted publicity for opening the state’s first licensed bingo parlor. He died in 1998.

Stephen Paddock bought his one-story, three-bedroom home in a newly built Mesquite subdivision for $369,000, in 2015, property records show. Past court filings and recorded deeds in California and Texas suggest he co-owned rental property.

He previously lived in another Mesquite — the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas — from 2004 to 2012, according to Mesquite, Texas, police Lt. Brian Parrish. Paddock owned at least three separate rental properties, Parrish said, and there was no indication the police department had any contact with him over that time.

He has been divorced at least twice, including marriages that ended in 1980 and 1990. One of the ex-wives lives in Southern California, where a large gathering of reporters congregated in her neighborhood. Los Angeles police Sgt. Cort Bishop said she did not want to speak with journalists. He relayed that the two had not been in contact for a long time and did not have children.

In 2012, Paddock sued the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Resorts in Nevada, saying he slipped and fell on a wet floor there. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed by a judge and settled by arbitration.

Reached by telephone, Paddock’s lawyer at the time, Jared R. Richards, said he could not comment because of client confidentiality concerns.

  1. #1 by Jim Reinhart on 10/08/2017 - 9:34

    It’s all BS. Sensors on the glass in each room identify exactly where a problem may exist whether hit or broken to security immediately. Security would have known exactly what room and within 2 minutes be at the door ready to break it down. What is happening here is that the media is letting the people help make up a lie that the majority will believe in which they will defend to the death what they believe. This was an observation of Gustav LeBon in his book “The Crowd”. There is truth in the lies we believe. It has been the same for every war in the US including the revolution in which, as Jefferson stated after the US was sold to foreign agents and Shays’s rebellion was put down since the powers that be stole the land and lively hood of the people who fought the war by hanging and shooting those that were in the rebellion, “we are all Federalists now”. US has always been about big centralized government and a genocidal nihilist military which should be obvious to everyone by now that can think on their own. Masonic states are Zionist states and we should read the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. If you have time or want to know those involved, get the Cyrillic Russian copy where names, publications and locations and the history are all written out.

  2. #2 by huw jarse on 10/08/2017 - 9:34

    ” And authorities found two gun stocks that could have let him modify weapons to make them fully automatic, according to two U.S. officials briefed by law enforcement who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still unfolding.” Ugh……………. all the lies and untruths uttered by morons who know NOTHING about firearms…………. give us a break you fuc***g arsewipes, and go talk about something you do know about such as making gefilte fisch or matzos.

  3. #3 by Larry on 10/08/2017 - 9:34

    Paddock did it? Um, no.

  4. #4 by Claes Lantz on 10/08/2017 - 9:34

    Yes, everything is a hoax that happened.

  5. #5 by 5 dancing shlomos on 10/08/2017 - 9:34

    in this age of all terrorism all the time
    logical to assume black op
    till 100% proven differently

    guilty till proven innocent

  6. #6 by Dalia Shiber Schlegel on 10/08/2017 - 9:34

    Alex Jones & infowars are controlled opposition.

    Sent from my iPhone 🌷

  7. #7 by michael mazur on 10/09/2017 - 9:34

    It’s a over the hills and far away bio, signifying nothing, for what matters is to say that here was Paddock, dead from a bullet wound to the head, lying face up, with both congealed and dried blood adjoining about his head, on the carpet, on which blood were some shell casings.

    Of particular interest were those shell casings lying on the congealed blood which were partially wet lengthwise from the blood, indicating to me that they were tossed towards the body, that is, not simply dropped, hence they rolled a half turn in the blood.

  8. #8 by Kendra Blewitt on 10/10/2017 - 9:34

    Claims are being made everywhere that no bullets were fired and nobody was killed or injured in the Los Vegas shooting. This is the consequence of Fetzer’s “nobody dies at Sandy Hook” stuff. Fetzer in my opinion is a government disinformation specialist (I’m sure about this because of things Fetzer has said regarding 9-11). We need to dig up some buried corpses of Sandy Hook victims and put an end to this stuff of Fetzer.

  9. #9 by huw jarse on 10/10/2017 - 9:34

    No Kendra, you are wildly wrong, and need to treat each case on its own merits. A friend of mine in California has lost 2 friends at the Las Vegas massacre………… so there is no doubt that people have died. But the fact that Crisis Actors were recruited for this atrocity cannot be refuted as there is a ton of material evidence to support it. All that is written in the Media,about the shooter cannot trusted as the media is fully controlled by the deep state. Common sense, when used to analyse this massacre, shows that the Deep-state/CIA/FBI/Black ops no longer care how many people are killed, so long as it results in a rush by the public to buy more guns, and the stocks go up !

  10. #10 by stlonginus on 10/11/2017 - 9:34

    Paddock’s father was arrested for bank robberies in AZ, but ended up in a TX prison doing 20 years. After approximately 9 years he ESCAPED, by ‘impersonating another prisoner’. He was on the lam, if memory serves, for about 7-8 years and was in Oregon running a ‘bingo parlor’. He used a number of different aliases. He also robbed a bank in San Francisco while on the lam. He ended up on the FBI’s most wanted list. He was picked up again in the late 1970s but did NOT serve the remainder of his 20 year sentence, even though he’d robbed another bank, and tried to run down an agent when the feds rearrested him. The judge who didn’t insist that he serve the remainder of his sentence merely asked him to pay a $100k fine…even though the amount he owed was calculated to be well over $300k.

    No conspiracy theories….just facts read out of several old newspaper accounts that anyone can look up for themselves. So, HOW does Benjamin (Patrick) Paddock seem able to get away with knocking over a fed reserve bank, then break out of a prison and remain on the lam for years? Who did Paddock know? Did anyone help him to escape from prison? Who owed who some favors? Was there no help for the widow’s son(s)?

    Fast forward to Stephen Paddock, the wealthy ‘enigma’ with no gambling debts, two airplanes, apartment buildings and various homes stocked with guns and ammo. I’ll leave it to our esteemed readers think it through.

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