The Latest on shooting that killed five people (all times local):
A neighbor who lives near the house where three people were killed Saturday morning in Louisiana says two young children from the house ran to her home to ask for help after the shooting.
Charlenne Bordelon tells The Advocate newspaper that the children were at home at the time of the shooting that took place in Livingston Parish but were not injured. She says they are both under the age of 8.
Would he have killed these children if they hadn’t escaped?
Bordelon says Theriot was the older daughter’s boyfriend and that he’d recently moved in with the family but she did not know him.
A family member of several victims in separate shootings that left five people dead in Louisiana said she believes her niece had just started dating the shooting suspect, and that some family members didn’t get a good vibe from him.
Crystal DeYoung is Billy Ernest’s sister. She told The Associated Press that she believes Theriot had just started dating her niece, Summer Ernest.
DeYoung said Theriot doesn’t have a vehicle and she’s not sure how he ended up at the Ernest home on Saturday, but after the killings, he took off in her brother’s truck.
DeYoung said her brother, niece and nephew were good people who “trusted people too much.”
His Facebook profile seems normal to me. He didn’t seem angry in the last year or so. I read many of his posts and they were funny to me. Today though, there is so much hate. The comments are slaughtering this man.
You’d think he’d killed their relatives. They don’t even know him and hate him. The anger and hatred from the public is so vast I couldn’t stay on the page.
I Dont know guys. He killed 5 people and that’s unforgivable. But I just don’t know if he’s a bad guy or he snapped. Does he have mental health issues? Normally I’d be destroying this guy and asking for blood, but he killed his parents and people who cared about him. He’s already destroyed. He’ll never be the same if he comes out of this alive.
I wanted to show off one of his posts
And those are the comments. Look at the hatred and ignorance stemming from politics. He gave an OPINION and look at how he’s attacked. And don’t say it’s because of what he did. I see these attacks all the time. Insults by republicans are the worst. They are vile and hateful. Simply because someone speaks THEIR truth, you hate them and discriminate against them. Maybe that’s why he killed them all. Maybe they were hateful Trump supporters. There is so much bullying in politics. I’ve never experienced so much hate until I started discussing politics. The racism is real. That’s why I rarely talk about it. Smh