His lawyer said on Monday that the US military sergeant who was accused of killing three and shooting at the Illinois bowling alley over the weekend may have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder.
Attorney Elizabeth Bucko said in an interview that the pre-trial service report also recommended the Army Sergeant. 37-year-old 1st Class Duke Webb also suffers from memory loss.
Bako said it was unclear whether the active special forces sergeant Webber assigned to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida had himself reported obvious cognitive problems. She added that she had no evidence of diagnosis.
Army records released on Monday show that Weber has been to Afghanistan four times, most recently from January to July. Bako said he was on vacation when the shooting happened.
Weber was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder, but was refused bail after the prosecutor told the judge that Weber had confessed to the shooting and transferred the weapon to the authorities.
The authorities described the incident as random behavior. The shooting took place on Saturday night at Don Carter Lanes, a bowling alley in Rockford, about 90 miles northwest of Chicago.
The Rockford Police Department said the casualties included three men aged 73, 69 and 65. The bureau said that a 14-year-old boy was shot in the face and was in stable condition, and another 62-year-old man. He was in critical condition after being hit many times.
A 16-year-old girl was injured and released in the shooting.
Barco declined to comment on why Webber is in Illinois. Eglin Air Force Base is located east of Pensacola, Florida.
Army records show that since joining the Army in 2008, Weber has received two bronze stars, namely the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Combat Operations Badge.
Major General John Brennan, commander of the First Special Forces Command (Airborne), said in a statement that Weber’s so-called actions were “annoying” and said they did not represent special forces.
He said: “The vast majority of men and women in green berets live on their due reputation and earn berets every day.” “The actions described in the report are shocking and completely incompatible with Weber’s 12 years Glorious service.”
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