The ex-wife and son of the perpetrator of the two shootings that last week claimed the lives of 18 people in the American town of Lewiston (Maine) They notified the police months ago of the shooter’s mental health problems, Robert Cardand that he had access to firearms.
Card, who took his own life after the event, and whose body was discovered last Friday after two days of intense searching, was a 40-year-old Army reservist.
The Sheriff’s Office Sagadahoc Countywhere the town of Bowdoinwhere Card’s family has a farm, explained this Monday that it received at least two reports about the shooter’s mental health problems, according to local media.
The first, in May, was issued by Card’s ex-wife and son, who warned that the man was hearing voices and had episodes of paranoia, and warned that he had access to firearms.
In September, the sheriff’s office received an email from Card’s Army Reserve unit, alerting him that the man was hearing voices that They accused him of being a pedophileand that he had threatened to carry out a shootout at the reservation base.