The Texas Sniper Charles Whitman

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    in 1966

    A former marine. (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)??

    Or was he just unbalanced like the Aurora CO shooter???
     
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    If I recall he had a brain injury,so unbalanced....but that is a given.
     
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    Was it from a wound in Korea or something??
     
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    Just looked it up , he had a brain tumor.
     
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    Ok

    That would point to motivation.

    They did have cancer treatment back then.
     
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    Another famous sniper was a man named Lee Harvey Oswald. He was also a Marine who ironically had poor marksmanship scores while in the Corps.
     
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    What about Richard Speck?

    Was he ex-military?
     
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    There was cancer treatments forbrain tumors


    Whitman didntneed to do thatstuff
     
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    I don't know what the treatment of brain cancer was at that time but it couldn't have been good. Whitman didn't know he had brain cancer. He had been many times to Texas University doctors, Texas University care of Whitman was poor at best...
     
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    It was so long ago.

    I forgot about the Whitman brain tumor. But it was discussed.

    Did he think he had only a short time to live??

    May have been a possible motive.

    But still an evil act.
     

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