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    Austin Smith (30) killed his wife, and all of his children except the kid that reminded him of himself, because he thought his wife was having an affair

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/14/us/ph...ons/index.html

    A Phoenix man killed four people, including his wife and two children, in a shooting rampage that started as a domestic dispute over allegations of an affair, police said.

    The suspect, Austin Smith, 30, returned home from a bar Thursday night and confronted his wife over accusations that she had cheated on him, which she denied, according to CNN affiliate KNXV.

    He then killed his wife and two daughters at the family home and drove to the apartment of the man he believed she was having an affair with, said Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department.

    There, he fatally shot the man and injured two others, he said.

    His wife, Dasia Patterson, 29, and their daughters Mayan Smith, 7, and Nasha Smith, 5, were found dead in the family's home, police said.

    His 3-year-old daughter was hiding under a bed when police arrived and was not injured, Thompson said. The suspect told police that he chose not to kill her because she "reminded him of himself," the affiliate reported, citing court documents.

    Police said the older daughter died of blunt force trauma, and the suspect told investigators that he allegedly killed her because she was crying.

    After killing his family, Smith drove to an apartment complex in Phoenix and fatally shot Ron Freeman, 46, whom he accused of having an affair with his wife, police said.

    In addition to Freeman, he allegedly shot two other people at the home -- a man and a woman -- who have not been identified. The woman, 47, is in critical condition while the man, 33, suffered serious injuries.

    Police received a call about the shooting at the apartment and found the suspect's car fleeing the scene when they arrived, Thompson said.

    "The car was stopped a short distance from the scene ... and the suspect, Austin Smith was taken into custody without incident," he added.

    At the scene of the second shooting, one of the victims expressed concern for the suspect's family. When officers did a welfare check on the suspect's family, they found his deceased wife and two children.

    During an interview with investigators at the Phoenix Police headquarters, the suspect said "the reason he shot these individuals is because in God's eyes it was all right for him to deal with someone in this manner," Thompson said.

    "He admitted to the crimes and said he believed his wife Dasia had cheated with Ron. Austin stated that God had told him to do the things he did," he said.

    Smith was booked into the Maricopa County Jail and charged with four counts of first degree murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault.
    I think he's going to try to pretend he had a mental illness, but I think he's just a narcissistic control freak bastard.

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    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...od/3481151002/

    Phoenix man who cited God in killing of wife and children had guns returned after psychiatric referral

    A man accused of killing his wife, two children and another man last week had been referred to a psychiatric facility by Phoenix police late last year, but later had three of his guns returned to him by the department, officials confirmed late Monday.

    After his arrest, Smith told police God authorized him to carry out the killings, according to Maricopa County court records.

    Phoenix police on Monday confirmed officers had contact with Smith last Nov. 21, when they responded to his residence in the area of 7100 W. Minnezona Drive. A neighbor reported Smith had a gun and was yelling that people were trying to kill him, according to a statement released by Phoenix police.

    The caller told police Smith said he "would do whatever was necessary to protect himself and his family and added he was armed,'' according to the statement from Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department.

    Officers found Smith had a handgun in a hip holster, Thompson said. Smith was cooperative with the officers at the time and did not act aggressive, he added.

    "However, because of his behavior, the officers petitioned Smith into the Urgent Psychiatric Center and impounded three guns he had for safekeeping,'' the statement said.

    A week later, on Nov. 28, Smith returned to the Phoenix Police Property Management Bureau and requested his guns back.

    "A records check was conducted and Smith was found to have no outstanding warrants and he was not a prohibited possessor,'' the statement said. "Therefore, in accordance with the law, his three guns were returned to him."

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    Omg I can't believe they gave him back his guns! Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey2407 View Post
    Omg I can't believe they gave him back his guns! Wow.
    I'm not surprised in the least. "gun rights" are more important than anyone's life nowadays.

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