Our nation was shaken last October after 64-year-old Stephen Paddock shot and killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others in Las Vegas—now one of the deadliest shootings in modern American history. After the gunman opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort, dozens of loved ones were lost, leaving many hearts broken across the country.
The attack was aimed below at a country music event, the Route 91 Harvest Festival, which contained several parents, couples, friends, and children. Paddock shot and killed himself before authorities arrived at his location.
As of January 2018, Paddock’s motive for the tragic shooting remains unknown. However, new details regarding the mass shooting were released Friday, January 12th.
The new information, obtained from unsealed court documents, involved Paddock’s girlfriend—Marilou Danley. Immediately after the attack, Danley was declared a person of interest.
Previously, it was discovered that Paddock sent Danley back home to the Philippines prior to the attack and transferred $100,000 to her account, which is what initially sparked suspicion. However, after investigation, authorities had no reason to believe Danley was a suspect.
On Friday, the newly released court documents stated that Danley “spontaneously” told authorities “her fingerprints were likely” on some of Paddock’s bullets, according to Fox News. She reportedly sometimes helped him load ammunition into magazines.
Documents also revealed that even though there’s currently no evidence of “criminal involvement,” authorities have not completely ruled out the possibility of her being an accomplice, reported Fox. Danley has denied that she had any knowledge of the planned massacre.
Additionally, the New York Times mentioned that Danley deleted her Facebook account hours after the attack occurred. Her privacy settings were changed at roughly 12:30 AM, then the account was deactivated by 2:46 AM.
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