Friday, 20 October, 2017

Las Vegas shooting: What we know about Marilou Danley, the shooter's girlfriend

The pants Nathan Marcus was wearing during the concert shooting in Las Vegas The pants Nathan Marcus was wearing during the concert shooting in Las Vegas
Wilma Wheeler | 05 October, 2017, 00:29

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said investigators are hoping to get some insight from Marilou Danley on why Stephen Paddock opened fire on a concert crowd from a high-rise hotel room. We're learning about those 59 victims and the more than 500 others injured, as we get a first glimpse inside the shooter's hotel room.

One sister speculated on the seemingly impromptu trip, saying Danley "didn't even know that she was going to the Philippines" until Paddock said he purchased the ticket.

The girlfriend of the retiree who killed dozens of people in a massacre in Las Vegas is returning to the United States from the Philippines, sources at Manila's worldwide airport said on Wednesday.

Lombardo said she had been contacted outside of the country and that his department intends "to engage her" upon her return to the U.S.

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Craig Paddock's father was a notorious bank robber who tried to run down an FBI agent with his auto in Las Vegas in 1960 and was on the agency's most wanted list after escaping from a federal prison in Texas in 1968.

While Danley was away, Paddock wired $100,000 to an account in the Philippines, according to senior law enforcement officials. His relentless gunfire - police say he fired for nine to 11 minutes after the first 911 call - left 58 people dead.

"This individual and this attack didn't leave the sort of immediately accessible thumbprints that you find on some mass casualty attacks", McCabe said.

The latest revelation came Tuesday afternoon when police said the gunman set up cameras inside his hotel suite and in the hallway. All told, authorities uncovered 47 weapons. We wanted to help everyone but we just had to make hard decisions based the ones we could save.

Police said they believe Paddock was a "lone wolf" attacker earlier, and when the incident occurred, Danley was not in the country. The couple separated in 1979 before their divorce was finalized in 1980 in Los Angeles County.

And according to one barista, Paddock appeared "rude" when he ordered a Mocha Frappucino for Danley, instead of letting her order for herself. Who is Stephen Paddock?

Speaking to CNN affiliate KHBS, the daughters of Danley's ex-husband described their former stepmother as a "good and gentle person". Danley posted photos to Facebook from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino three years ago.

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