A portrait is beginning to come out about the husband and wife team that were behind the latest suicide shooting spree in Las Vegas. The father of Amanda Miller, one of the shooters in the Las Vegas tragedy lashed out out at her husband Jerad Miller, and blamed him for indoctrinating his daughter into the violent "Patriot movement."
Amanda Woodruff met her future husband in her hometown of Lafayette, at the flea market where Miller worked, her father said. Miller, who had long hair and a flat drawl, was nine years older than Woodruff. He was a convicted drug dealer and car thief who got into political fights with his family on Facebook and struggled to meet his various parole conditions.
Woodruff was a good student who played violin for the orchestra at Jefferson High School, her father said.
On May 2, 2011, the couple made their relationship Facebook official.
Only a few weeks later, Amanda Woodruff went on a tirade on the social media site: "To the people in the world ... your lucky i can't kill you now but remember one day one day i will get you because one day all hell will break lose and i'll be standing in the middle of it with a shot gun in one hand and a pistol in the other."
The violence that ensued happened in a little over a year after they got hitched which is very creepy, but also very sad. How horrible for those that were killed by these anti-government zealots and how sad for Todd Woodruff, whose life will never be the same.
"She was my sunshine and now she's gone," said her father, Todd Woodruff, 48, of Lafayette, Ind., his hand shaking as he held a cigarette. "And I just don't think that I'll be able to get over it."
What father could?
He was into all this 'patriot nation' and conspiracy theory stuff, and the next thing I know her phone was getting shut off and she was getting isolated from us," he said. "The whole world was against him and he was just, he was just nuts. He got kicked out of his family's house; they wouldn't talk to him. It was just that far out."↓ Story continues below ↓
Amanda Miller seemed aware of how uncomfortable her husband made some people. "I love this man with every inch of me and I know that some people don't like him or approve of our relationship and that's ok," she wrote on her Facebook page. "It's our love and I know it's weird and I know it's different but that is what makes it so special."
A neighbor went with them to the Bundy ranch and blames herself for the carnage now:
A neighbor in their Las Vegas apartment building, Kelley Fielder, traveled to the ranch with them and said the couple stayed for several days.
"He got kicked off because he was a felon," Fielder said. "Jerad was really upset. They said he was a felon and couldn't own guns."
Jerad Miller began to write about the need to fight for "liberty and truth" in the face of a "tyrants wrath." Amanda watched radical self-defense videos online with titles including "Bundy Ranch Is Historical Start to a New Revolution" and "When Is It OK to Shoot a Cop?"
Early Sunday morning, Jerad Miller pulled out some swastikas and an Army insignia. "I'm going to put one of those on every cop we kill," he told Fielder. "I'm thinking, 'Right,'" she recalled. "They're not going to do that.'"
She added: "I should have called the cops. I feel I have the deaths of five people on my shoulders. The signs were there."
It's a great article by the Los Angeles Times and you should read it.
How many more troubled people will be drawn into the Patriot movement's zealous hatred of the government? How many more people will die because of Republican talkers incessant need to ratchet up their hyperbolic attacks on our airwaves that helps fuel these twisted minds into acts of violence?