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  • Colorado (Church) shooter was baptized into LDS faith

    12/13/2007 11:44:15 AM PST · by colorcountry · 119 replies · 896+ views
    KSL News, Salt Lake City ^ | 12/13/07 | Sarah Dallof
    KSL News has learned the man who went on a shooting rampage at two Colorado church properties had been baptized into the LDS Church a year ago. Matthew Murray killed four people and wounded several others Sunday, before he turned the gun on himself. He targeted people at two Christian churches, posting anti-religion messages online before the shootings. But a year ago, he welcomed religion in his life, according to one man who taught Murray about the Latter-day Saint faith. A.J. Ormond was there the day Matthew Murray was baptized. He says he immediately noticed a change; Murray seemed happy,...
  • Guns and Sunday School

    12/12/2007 7:02:04 PM PST · by rhema · 29 replies · 468+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/11/2007 | Jessica Peck Corry
    Sometimes, even decent people need to shoot to kill, especially in defense of themselves or others. After a pair of shooting rampages in Colorado left five people dead this weekend, we must realize how much worse this could have been had a church security guard not been there to shoot back. Like many Americans who came to age in the suburbs and leafy college towns, my exposure to gun violence was almost exclusively to newspaper reports of random attacks in distant places. But one awful day, as a 19-year old aspiring journalist, I grabbed a pad of paper and a...
  • Coroner : Colorado Gunman Killed Himself (Left post on Christian website)

    12/12/2007 2:52:24 PM PST · by Lorianne · 28 replies · 83+ views
    JOURNAL CHRETIEN ^ | 12 décembre 2007 | Jeremy Reynalds
    Matthew Murray, the man who police say shot and killed four people at two separate locations in Colorado on Sunday, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the coroner’s office said Tuesday. “The death of Matthew Murray has been ruled a suicide,” CNN reported the El Paso County Coroner’s Office said in a statement. “It should be noted that he was struck multiple times by the security officer, which put him down. He then fired a single round killing himself.” Police Sgt. Skip Arms told The Associated Press that Murray shot himself in the head. Police say before Murray, 24, went...
  • To quote Misha....MSM Dissing Jeanne Assam-Hero of the Colorado Church Massacre)

    12/11/2007 9:39:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 135+ views
    Liberty Zone ^ | December 11, 2007
    Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required. Armed woman saves loads of lives in church as crazed, violent vermin starts taking shots at congregation members, because he's a bitter, pathetic loser. She risks her own life, stands up for her fellow churchgoers and protects them. Meanwhile, the media... The security guard being credited with shooting the gunman responsible for the killings at a church and missionary training center in Colorado had been fired as a police officer in Minneapolis. Minneapolis police say Jeanne Assam worked for that city's department from 1993 to 1997, but was fired for lying during an internal...
  • Police Name Shooter [gunman at New Life Church in Colorado identified]

    12/10/2007 11:52:02 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 38 replies · 298+ views
    MyFox Colorado ^ | 12/10/2007
    COLORADO SPRINGS - The two people killed in a shooting spree at a busy megachurch were identified Monday as teenage sisters, police and church officials said. "Our hearts are grieving this morning for them," said Brady Boyd, senior pastor at New Life Church. Colorado Springs Police identified the gunman as 24-year-old Matthew J. Murray of Englewood, who was shot and killed by a member of the church's armed security staff. Boyd said the gunman had no connection to the church and called it a "senseless random attack." He said the security guard was a volunteer but he did not release...
  • Attachment & Adult Relationships [Parent Activism Toward Preventing Shootings etc.]

    12/10/2007 5:55:08 PM PST · by Quix · 21 replies · 635+ views
    QX NOTE: the following is a—GENERALIZED DISCUSSION—in the interest of preventing such horrors as the recent Colorado shootings. I do not know important details nor do I wish to add to the parent’s grief. HOWEVER, this is a VERY TEACHABLE moment for many who may read such an article as this. And I dare not ignore such a fitting opportunity. Therefore, read my comments and the articles referred to as PRESCRIPTIVE, PREVENTATIVE, not punishing or haughtily castigating. Life is complex. Parenting is even more complex. Nevertheless, the research on ATTACHMENT and REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER is remarkably clear with confirming...
  • Female Church Member With Personal Pistol Kills Assassin, Saves Lives

    12/10/2007 4:51:43 PM PST · by Bob Leibowitz · 36 replies · 89+ views
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | December 10, 2007 | Leibowitz
    Condolences and prayers are due those church members in Colorado whose family members were killed or wounded by the deranged loser who attacked young people at two locations on Sunday. Prayers of thanks are due for the heroic actions of the church member, a civilian, a volunteer with a gun who killed the 24-year old assassin before he could do more damage.
  • Church killer was failed missionary [New Life / YWAM shootings in Colorado]

    12/10/2007 4:37:11 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies · 338+ views
    Times Online ^ | 12/10/2007
    COLORADO SPRINGS A gunman believed to have killed four people at a Colorado church and a missionary training school on Sunday had been thrown out of the school three years ago and had been sending hate mail to the programme and its director, police said last night. Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled and raised in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household, was identified as the gunman. His father is a neurologist and a multiple-sclerosis researcher. Five people — including a gunman — were killed, and five others wounded in the two eruptions of violence 12...
  • Gunman in Colorado shooting identified, official says

    12/10/2007 3:32:08 PM PST · by charles m · 9 replies · 364+ views
    Yahoo! AP ^ | 12/10/07 | JUDITH KOHLER
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The gunman believed to have killed four people at a megachurch and a missionary training school had been thrown out of the school about three years ago and had been sending the place hate mail, police said in court papers Monday. The gunman was identified as Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled by his family and raised in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household. Murray's father is a neurologist and a leading multiple-sclerosis researcher. Five people — including Murray — were killed, and five others wounded Sunday in the two eruptions of...
  • Security Guard: 'God Guided Me And Protected Me'

    12/10/2007 5:17:49 PM PST · by kellynla · 127 replies · 297+ views ^ | December 10, 2007 | staff
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Jeanne Assam appeared before the news media for the first time Monday and said she "did not think for a minute to run away" when a gunman entered the New Life Church in Colorado Springs and started shooting. There was applause as Assam went before reporters and TV cameras saying "God guided me and protected me." New Life's Senior Pastor Brady Boyd called Assam "a real hero" because Murray "had enough ammunition on him to cause a lot of damage." When asked by a reporter if she felt like a hero, Assam said, "I was given...
  • Source: One gunman responsible for Colorado shootings

    12/10/2007 2:10:38 PM PST · by RDTF · 22 replies · 121+ views ^ | Dec 10, 2007 | cnn
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- The shooter at both a missionary center and a church Sunday in Colorado was a man who once worked on a mission with the center, a source familiar with the events said Monday.
  • Guard's hands "didn't even shake" as she shot gunman

    12/10/2007 5:18:47 PM PST · by avacado · 125 replies · 152+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/10/2007 | Demetria Gallegos
    Guard's hands "didn't even shake" as she shot gunman The guard who saved untold lives at New Life Church gives credit to God for giving her cover, and boosting her firepower as she shot a heavily-armed gunman. "I give credit to God. I say that very humbly," said Jeanne Assam. "God was with me, the whole time I was behind cover. Based on the firepower he had, compared to mine." [snip] "I just prayed for the Holy Spirit to guide me my hands weren't even shaking."
  • Guard: 'It seemed like it was me, the gunman and God'

    12/10/2007 4:34:33 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 36 replies · 650+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | December.10, 2007 | Tom Roeder
    A frustrated would-be missionary kicked out of a youth program three years ago sought revenge Sunday night by killing four people in Arvada and Colorado Springs, court papers say. Matthew J. Murray, 24, of Englewood, was shot several times and killed in the lobby of New Life Church by a security guard, Jeanne Assam, 42, Sunday afternoon after he took the lives of two sisters and wounded their father and two others, authorities say. That was 12 hours after he had opened fire at Youth With a Mission in Arvada, killing two people, Colorado Springs police said in an affidavit...
  • News Confernce at 4PM MST on Colorado Shooter

    12/10/2007 2:55:05 PM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 17 replies · 404+ views
    cbs4denver will live stream a news conference about the religious shootings with Arvada and Colorado Springs Police at 4 p.m. A link will be provided here (at )
  • Police ID teens killed in New Life shootings

    12/10/2007 12:22:31 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 21 replies · 339+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | December. 10, 2007 | Perry Swanson
    The New Life Church shooting tore apart a close-knit and deeply religious family, killing two of four teenage children and wounding the father, relatives said today. The dead are 18-year-old Stephanie Works and her sister, 16-year-old Rachael Works. They were described by their uncle, Mark Schaepe of Lincoln, Neb, as outgoing cheerful, faithful and smart. “It teaches you that life is precious,” he said. The Works sisters are survived by their parents, David Works, who was shot twice in the attack and remained hospitalized in fair condition; and Marie Works, along with two sisters. The other victims of Sunday’s shootings...
  • "The Bravest Thing I've Ever Seen"

    12/10/2007 3:19:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 380 replies · 628+ views
    via Hugh Hewitt ^ | Monday, December 10, 2007 | unknown
    Bourbonnais yelled at the gunman to draw his attention, he said. "First, I called him 'Coward' then I called him 'S---head' " Bourbonnais said. "I probably shouldn't have been saying that in church." That's when the shooter pointed one of his guns at Bourbonnais and fired, he said. Bourbonnais ducked behind a hollow, decorative pillar and was hit in the arm by a bullet and fragments of the pillar. At about that moment, a female guard with a drawn handgun turned a corner and walked toward the gunman and yelled "Surrender!" Bourbonnais said. The gunman pointed a handgun at the...
  • Colorado police look for links in church killings

    12/10/2007 7:12:18 AM PST · by jan in Colorado · 182 replies · 200+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/10/2007 | Keith Coffman
    Police in Colorado on Monday were looking into possible links between shootings at a Christian evangelical church and a missionary training center over the weekend that left four victims and a gunman dead. A man dressed in black, wearing combat boots and holding an assault rifle and at least one handgun, opened fire in the parking lot of the vast evangelical New Life church in Colorado Springs after Sunday services, killing one person on the spot and wounding others. A second person died later, police said. A security guard shot and killed the gunman, Colorado Springs Police Chief Richard Myers...
  • Attacks may be linked

    12/10/2007 12:25:35 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 43 replies · 252+ views
    Denver Post ^ | December 10, 2007 | Allison Sherry
    Arvada police said Sunday they have "reason to believe" that deadly attacks at two religious institutions 70 miles apart that left four dead and six injured are probably linked. Arvada Police Chief Don Wick said his agency sent officers to share notes with Colorado Springs police. And late Sunday, authorities from both agencies were searching a home in southeastern Arapahoe County they say could be related to the case. "We have reason to believe that the two may be related," Wick said at a news briefing. Two people were fatally shot at a housing complex for missionaries in training at...
  • Nine shot in 2 church-related Colorado attacks

    12/09/2007 7:41:50 PM PST · by Islander7 · 66 replies · 725+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 9, 2007 | By Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - Three people were shot to death and six were wounded in Colorado on Sunday in two church-related shootings in the U.S. Christian heartland. A gunman -- described by an eyewitness as dressed in black, wearing combat boots and holding an assault rifle and at least one handgun -- wounded four people when he opened fire in the parking lot of the vast New Life evangelical church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after Sunday services, police said. A New Life church security guard shot and killed the gunman before police arrived on the scene, Colorado Springs police chief Richard...
  • Four People Shot Outside Colorado Springs New Life Church

    12/09/2007 12:49:26 PM PST · by aomagrat · 2,809 replies · 9,919+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09 DEC 07 | Fox News
    <p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At least four people were shot outside of a Colorado Springs church on Sunday, but it was not immediately known whether the shootings were related to an earlier shooting about 70 miles away, authorities said.</p>