Marilou Danley 62 was said to have been a person of interest in the Las Vegas shooting Oct 1st 2017. While his girlfriend was on a trip abroad, Paddock was planning the biggest mass murder spree in U.S history. He had been stockpiling guns since 1982, 44 to be exact and had purchased 33 in the past year alone. The crazy part is Paddock had no criminal history, so there was no reason to really question the need for so many armories. He seemed to be a perfect citizen with a lust for gambling.
Danley said she knew nothing of his plans. ‘‘He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen, ‘‘It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone,’’ she said.
She was also not alarmed at all when he wired her $100,000 to purchase a home for her family. “I was initially pleased when he wired me the money to buy a house for my family, but then I feared it was a way to break up with me”, she stated.
Danley describes Paddock as a “kind, caring, quiet man” and was planning to have a long healthy and happy future together. She loved him no doubt and said she was traumatized by the slaughter and told investigators she was willing to work with them as they strive to get inside the mind of Stephen Paddock.
I’m sure more will be revealed within the weeks to come and a better understanding of what really set Mr. Paddock off will come to light as well as his girlfriends involvement if any at all.
To the victims who lost their lives in the Las Vegas shooting I offer my deepest condolences. To the survivors, I wish you a speedy recovery both mentally and physically. This has impacted millions around the world including family members of the victims who suffer the most. It has instilled fear into many Americans and saddens me that it has come to the point where we have to be afraid to enjoy ourselves in fear of being the target of a madman’s rage and cry for help!
But regardless we will keep living free, because we are brave and determined. It is in our culture and nature to come together at the worst times to show we are the unbreakable America so many have bled and died to create.