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    GA - Greg McDowell, 39, shot to death at College Park church, 24 Oct 2012

    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/24/ju...ing/index.html

    Summary:

    Police are searching for the gunman

    One person is dead after the incident at World Changers Church International

    The church is led by prosperity minister Creflo Dollar

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    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/24...rch/?hpt=hp_t3


    Editor's note: A former employee of televangelist Creflo Dollar's Atlanta-area megachurch fatally shot one of the church's volunteer staff members as the volunteer was leading a prayer service there Wednesday morning, police say. Police say suspect Floyd Palmer, 52, is on the loose. Below are developments as they came in; for more on the shooting and Dollar's church, check out this story, and CNN affiliates WXIA, WSB and WGCL..............


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    Megachurch shooting suspect was committed in Md.

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read...org%3E&ps=1011

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A man suspected in Wednesday's fatal shooting at a Georgia megachurch was once committed to a mental health facility in Maryland after facing various criminal charges including attempted murder, according to court records.

    Police in Georgia said Floyd Palmer, 51, walked into a chapel at World Changers Church International just before a 10 a.m. service and opened fire, killing church volunteer Greg McDowell, 39, while he was leading a prayer.

    "He walked in calmly, opened fire, and left as calmly," Fulton County Police Cpl. Kay Lester said..............

    Palmer was taken into custody without incident a few hours later at an upscale mall in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, Lester said. Police spotted his car in the parking lot of Lenox Square. They didn't recover a weapon.

    He was being charged with homicide and possession of firearms in commission of a homicide, with additional charges pending..................


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington

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    Accused Ga. church gunman thought NFL’s Ray Lewis was out to get him in 2001 mosque shooting

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...bc7_story.html

    BALTIMORE — A former megachurch maintenance man accused of killing a volunteer leading a prayer service in a Georgia chapel was charged more than a decade ago with a shooting at a mosque in Maryland, according to police documents.

    Floyd Palmer was part of a security detail at a Baltimore mosque in June 2001 when he shot another man working with him, wounding him in the back, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday. Palmer tried to fire again, but the gun jammed. When other people ran over to him, he turned the gun on them, but it wouldn’t fire, according to the documents................

    Palmer was committed to a psychiatric hospital in 2004 after pleading not criminally responsible to the mosque shooting. Despite objections from prosecutors, a judge released him in 2006 on the condition he abide by a number of restrictions for five years................more......


    And we see how well that worked out...


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington

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    It appears the prosecutors were right!

    He should NOT have been released.

    Wonder how that judge feels NOW?!


    JMHO
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    May 2016:

    Man found guilty but mentally ill in deadly World Changers church shooting

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/sout...ting/280706423

    Jurors have found a man guilty but mentally ill in the murder of a church member during a prayer service.

    Palmer was found guilty but mentally ill on all counts, including murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses.

    Palmer, who had a blank stare on his face as a jury foreman read the verdict, was sentenced to life without parole plus 5 years in prison consecutively.



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