The extent of Matthew Murray’s pornography obsession sheds light on his behavior before his killing rampage, the head of Youth With A Mission-Denver said Thursday.
While he waited, the 24-year-old talked on his cell phone with an acquaintance from his days at Youth With a Mission in Arvada, the New Life-related missionary program he had been asked to leave after several episodes involving strange behavior in 2002.
A ranting screed was left on a website between shootings Sunday by the man who police say killed four people at two religious organizations.
Authorities believe the man who killed four people at a church and missionary training center posted an anti-Christian diatribe online that closely repeated a rant by one of the Columbine killers, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Matthew Murray was kicked out of a missionary training program five years ago for strange behavior, and talked about hearing voices, according to a man who served at the center with him.
Jeanne Assam is hailed for saving countless lives in shooting a gunman outside her church, but the volunteer security guard insisted that her steady hand was a matter of divine guidance.
A law-enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation, told The Associated Press that 24-year-old Matthew Murray of Arapahoe County was the lone gunman who killed four people and wounded five others on two church campuses before he was killed.
Begun in 1960 after a 20-year-old college student said he experienced a vision from God, Youth With a Mission has grown into one of the world’s most formidable Christian missions groups.
A 24-year-old man embittered after being kicked out of missionary school three years ago carried out Sunday’s deadly rampages in Colorado Springs and Arvada, police said today.
Police in two Colorado cities were looking for possible connections between deadly attacks on worshippers at a Colorado Springs megachurch and on a Christian missionary center in suburban Denver.