New details about the Texas church shooter paint the picture of a menacing bully, who was prone to violent outbursts and had a disturbing interest in teen girls.
Public records detail Devin Patrick Kelley’s history of physical abuse – including arrests for animal cruelty and domestic violence.
The domestic violence arrest stems from his previous marriage to Tessa K. Kelley, who he married in Texas in April 2011, while serving as a low-ranking airman in the Air Force.
The two were living in New Mexico the following year when Kelley was court-martialed for abusing both his wife and his infant stepson.
‘He assaulted his stepson severely enough that he fractured his skull, and he also assaulted his wife,’ Don Christensen, a retired colonel who was the chief prosecutor for the Air Force, told the New York Times. ‘He pled to intentionally doing it.’
In November 2012, a month after his wife filed for divorce, Kelley was sentenced to 12 months confinement and a reduction to the lowest rank.
Two years later, after serving his time, he was discharged from the Air Force for bad conduct – a dismissal that usually precludes ex-servicemen from buying firearms.
Kelley didn’t waste much time after being released from military prison. In April 2014, then-23-year-old Kelley remarried to 19-year-old Danielle Lee Shields records back in Texas show.
DANIELLE SHIELDS KELLEY.
Danielle appears to be a Mestizo, typical of the San Antonio area mixed race “Mexican.”
The Daily Mail notes that Kelley was living with his parents.
His parents home appears palatial in these DM photos:
I recall that the Sandy Hook shooter, Adam Lanza, age 20, was also living at home with his mother in a palatial house. I’m not sure of the significance of that, but it’s worth noting.
Kelley moved to Colorado at one point where he was arrested for hitting his pit bull puppy. That arrest took place after an hour long standoff with police. Then he and the unidentified first wife moved back to Texas.
At some point after moving back to Texas, authorities say Kelley and his wife became estranged, though they haven’t revealed why that happened. As of Monday, Danielle’s Facebook profile still listed her relationship status as ‘married’ and photos on the account show pictures of two young kids – a baby girl and an older boy – who may or may not be Kelley’s.
Kelly was also on bad terms with his wife’s mother, Michelle Shields, who was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs where the massacre took place on Sunday.
At an afternoon press conference, police revealed that Kelley had ‘expressed anger towards his mother-in-law’ and sent her ‘threatening texts’.
Michelle wasn’t present at the church on Sunday when the massacre unfolded, but her mother – Lula Woicinski White – was and is among the victims.
Although Kelley’s wife appears to be Mexican, her mother is white. That’s Texas. What role race may have played in Kelley’s mass murder, the church victims are overwhelmingly white. Furthermore, his social media scribblings, revealed yesterday, showed a self-loathing liberal white male who was hostile to God and to religion.
Another disturbing aspect of Kelley’s personality has also been revealed by a woman who claims to be one of his exes.
Brittany Adcock, 22, told NBC News that she dated Kelley for two months in 2009, when he was 18 and she was just 13.
‘At the time I didn’t think much into it being so young but now I realize that there’s something off about someone who is 18 with someone who is 13,’ she said.
She said that after she dumped Kelley, he refused to let the relationship go and tried to get her back by any means necessary. That included offering her money to live with him and his wife as a topless maid.
The Daily Mail is sensationalizing now. There’s nothing unusual about 18 year old males dating 13 year old girls. What may be unusual is that Kelley was married at the time. Even more bizarre is his offer to make the 13 year old a topless maid to the family.
The DM goes on to offer many more pictures and in-depth reporting on the crime and the victims.
The most telling aspect of all this is the expulsion from the Air Force. That pretty well blew Kelley’s chances to connect with decent people on an equal level.
In an earlier story, his high school acquaintances described Kelley as an outcast.
The best thing he ever did in life was to die.