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Texas Shooter Had History Of Cruelty To Animals

Texas Mass Shooter Devin Kelley had a history of cruelty to animals.

Texas Mass Shooter Devin Kelley had a history of cruelty to animals. In 2014, Kelley was cited for misdemeanor cruelty to animals in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The gunman who allegedly killed at least 26 people at a Texas church Sunday lived at a Colorado Springs mobile home park as recently as 2014 and was once cited for misdemeanor cruelty to animals, according to criminal and voter records.

Kelley had finished probation in March, 2016.

On Aug. 1, 2014, El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies cited Kelley for misdemeanor cruelty to animals. El Paso County Judge Daniel Scott Wilson sentenced Kelley to a deferred probationary sentence and ordered him to pay $368 in restitution. Wilson also ordered Kelley to pay a genetic testing surcharge of $2.50 and $78 to the victim’s assistance fund, court records say. A protection order was granted against Kelley on Jan. 15, 2015, according to El Paso County Court records. The cruelty to animals charge was dismissed on March 31, 2016, after Kelley successfully completed his sentence, court records indicate.

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