CONGRESSIONAL SHOOTER HAD LONG HISTORY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

James T. Hodgkinson III, the man who fired at Congressional Republicans today, had a long history of domestic violence. He was the foster father of two young girls.

The first foster child was a 17-year old named Wanda Ashley Stock. She committed suicide at age 17 after living with Mr. Hodgkinson for a few months. She committed suicide in 1996 by immolation after dousing herself with gasoline.

In 2002, he became the foster parent of another girl. Police records state that he allegedly abused her.

Four years later he was arrested for domestic battery and discharge of a firearm after he walked into a neighbor’s home looking for the same foster daughter.

Mr. Hodgkinson allegedly punched his foster daughter’s friend in the face and then aimed a shotgun at her friend’s boyfriend. He lost custody of his foster daughter following this incident.

In June of the same year, the man attacked his neighbor’s dog while it slept on his neighbor’s driveway.

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