Sutherland Springs Church Killer Was Kicked Out of Air Force for ‘Bad Conduct’

Kelley was discharged from the Air Force in 2014, according to Defense Department records. Kelley was court-martialed in November 2012 for assaulting his wife and their child. A judge sentenced him with a bad-conduct discharge, 12 months confinement, and two reductions in rank to basic airman, according to an appeals court decision in 2013 that affirmed the decision against Kelley.

  • andycanuck
    • Thanks

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    • His house was raided on Sunday. And apparently the one with his address was his mother-in-law. And he was a former Sunday school teacher.

      No comment (or I could write a book). Marital problems, Church, inlaws, lost career — I’d rather take my chances crossing a minefield in Afghanistan. Better chance of survival.

      • andycanuck

        I’ve read the Sunday school job lasted just four days, and was his first job right out of high school. And, yes, obviously nuts.

  • mauser 98

    a ‘CNN preferred’ mass shooting
    white guy shoots southern rural church type
    AR15 rifle
    military history
    gets hunted down by a good old boy
    NYC muslim Saipov truck attack not a CNN preferred type
    ..gotta wonder

  • Exile1981

    I wonder if he was still married to his wife. His facebook page had pics of two kids which don’t appear to be his.

    • No idea.

      • Exile1981

        aalso people with a dishonerable discharge can’t own firearms. So who sold it to him?

        • mauser 98

          dishonorable discharge not a criminal offense

          • andycanuck

            They’re still not allowed to own firearms. My link in the first comment has a page from the firearm prohibition list.

          • mauser 98

            you are right..see above

          • andycanuck

            Sorry, M98, my tablet didn’t display the Tweet you linked; I can see it now using my desktop p.c.

        • mauser 98
        • bob e

          Who GAVE it to him. It is easily a $1200 weapon ..

          • Exile1981

            He had pics of it on his FB account for a couple weeks prior. He seems to be unemployed, so you may be right… who gave it to him?

    • andycanuck

      I’ve only seen divorced references including the church was his former mother-in-law’s; maybe daughter/ex-wife went there too?

  • mauser 98
  • He must have really beat the living crap out of her. And the kid too?
    Either that or the military code is stricter than imagined. And Bergdahl went free?

    Not engaging in apologetics — he was obviously a psychopath and should have gotten the death penalty if he survived. But I also know how cruel conservative religious people can be when one is perceived to be a “sinner”. “Shunning” can be an understatement — it can be more like “stalking” (criminal harassment).

    Anyway, just speculating. Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s an Antifa/BLM supporter, or Jihadi convert. We’ve never seen stuff like this before — at least on such a scale and with such frequency.

  • simus1

    Being busted to lowest rank possible as part of serving a military sentence is SOP because it makes the convict the lowest ranking person in the prison and subject to all lawful orders and regulations directed his way all staff who are now unquestionably of higher rank than he is.

  • An evil, Antifa, leftist-atheist, mass-murdering what he perceives as Trump-supporters. I would say, based on what I have read so far, that about sums it up.

    What riles me, as usual, is the way the MSM passed all day yesterday spinning this sorry event as a right-wing massacre, making comparisons to other such events. They are evil liars.

    • bob e

      I hated to see this happen. It looks very bad ..

      • Yes, terrible. That innocent people get killed like this, randomly, for no reason, by some utter loser….

  • Brett_McS

    I think it may have seen it on a Jordan Peterson video where he says that people such as this spend every waking minute obsessing over supposed wrongs done to them and fantasizing about getting revenge. They are literally consumed by hate every minute of the day. Normal people are far, far away from that extreme, but serious lefties are definitely on the spectrum.

  • tom_billesley

    The local resident shot him in the side of his body in a place that wasn’t shielded by his protective vest. He bled out before cops arrived.

    • It shows the value of having armed people around.