New FBI docs: Las Vegas mass shooter was angry at casinos
The high-roller gambler who opened fire on concertgoers on the Las Vegas Strip had lost tens of thousands of dollars while gambling weeks before the mass shooting and was upset about how the casinos had treated him, according to FBI documents made public this week. The documents reveal the strongest indication of a motive for the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. A gambler whose name is redacted from the hundreds of pages of documents told the FBI that Paddock “was very upset at the way casinos were treating him and other high rollers."news.yahoo.com
Las Vegas mass shooter who fired onto country music festival angry with casinos, new FBI documents reveal
Newly released FBI documents show a professional gambler told investigators casinos' treatment of high rollers could have caused Las Vegas gunman to "snap" before 2017 mass shooting.foxnews.com
22 mass shootings. 374 dead. Here’s where the guns came from
Ramos made the purchases just days after turning 18, the minimum age under federal law for buying a rifle. Had it been a felony, federal law would’ve barred his purchase. It was then shipped to a Dayton-area firearms dealer, in accordance with federal law. His gradual accumulation of guns went undetected because federal law doesn’t require licensed gun dealers to alert the government about rifle purchases. James Holmes was receiving psychiatric treatment when he passed required federal background checks and legally purchased the weapons he used in his movie theater assault.thewestsidegazette.com
Las Vegas massacre memorial panel focusing on victim stories
A panel planning a permanent memorial at the Las Vegas site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history is focusing on stories about the more than 58 people killed and thousands left wounded and emotionally scarred, as well as on lessons learned.
A glance at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's incendiary words
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., goes back to her office after speaking on the floor of the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Afterward, Greene suggested that the shooting might have been staged. Connecting a series of scattershot points, Greene suggested a bank controlled by the Rothschild family, who are Jewish, a utility company responsible for the fire and then-Gov. Greene “liked” the comment and replied, “Most people honestly don’t know so much. 9/11 ATTACKSIn November 2018, Greene shot a video in which she talked about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, referring to a “so-called” plane that crashed into the Pentagon.
Las Vegas marks 3rd year since deadliest US mass shooting
An unidentified woman cries during a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, on the anniversary of the mass shooting three years earlier in Las Vegas. The ceremony was held for survivors and victim's families of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS – The sun rose Thursday over a somber ceremony marking the third anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, as Las Vegas remembered the excruciating night when 58 people were killed at an outdoor country music festival in 2017. “I, for one, will always be changed because he wanted to do something for the families,” Rivera said of Zanis. Las Vegas police and the FBI found that he meticulously planned the attack and said he acted alone.
Las Vegas shooting victims closer to getting $800M payouts
An $800 million settlement by casino giant MGM Resorts International could be in the hands of more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history by January 2021. The line-by-line list of victims, identified by initials only, runs for more than 170 pages of a 225-page civil complaint seeking compensation and punitive damages from MGM Resorts. A man with military-style weapons rained gunfire into a crowd at an outdoor country music festival from his room on the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay resort, which MGM Resorts owns. A separate document declares the case settled and asks Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell to set a date to field any final objections. Las Vegas police and the FBI determined the 64-year-old retired accountant and high-stakes poker player meticulously planned the attack and acted alone.
Woman wounded in 2017 Las Vegas shooting dies
CNN image(CNN) - A Southern California woman who was wounded in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting has died, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Coroner Department said. Gervais' death could potentially be the 59th fatality, depending on the findings of an autopsy. "She'll never leave my heart, ever," Dena Sarvela, Gervais' sister, told CNN affiliate KPTV. Gervais went to the festival with two other friends, one of whom was killed in the shooting, Sarvela told KPTV. The night before the festival, Sarvela says Gervais told her she was ready to sell her business, retire and enjoy her life, KPTV reported.
Man charged in Vegas massacre ammunition case changing plea
A man plans to change his not guilty plea in a federal case alleging he illegally manufactured bullets sold to the gunman who carried out the Las Vegas Strip massacre, records and attorneys said. A hearing for Douglas Haig is scheduled for Nov. 19 in Las Vegas, according to a notice posted Tuesday. Haig's attorney, Marc Victor, and Trisha Young, spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich, declined to say what crime Haig will admit or what sentence he's expected to face. Haig said after his name became public that he didn't notice anything suspicious when he sold hundreds of rounds of ammunition to Paddock. Victor argued that as the only person to face a criminal charge following the shooting, Haig could not get a fair trial before a jury drawn from the trauma-scarred Las Vegas community.chicagotribune.com
Las Vegas massacre survivors, families reach $735 million settlement with MGM
(Reuters) - Survivors and family of 58 people who were slain in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history have reached a settlement of at least $735 million with MGM Resorts, a law firm representing the victims and MGM Resorts International said on Thursday. MGM Resorts owns the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock, 64, fired over 1,100 rounds from his 32nd-floor suite into a crowd of 22,000 people at an outdoor country music festival on Oct. 1, 2017, slaying 58 and wounding 800 others before killing himself. The total settlement amount might rise to $800 million, depending on how many claimants choose to participate, according to the law firm Eglet Adams. Our goal has always been to resolve these matters so our community and the victims and their families can move forward in the healing process. This agreement with the plaintiffs counsel is a major step, and one that we hoped for a long time would be possible, Jim Murren, chairman and chief executive of MGM Resorts said in a statement.feeds.reuters.com
Las Vegas massacre victims families reach $735 million settlement with MGM Resorts: law firm
FILE PHOTO: A sign giving condolences for the victims of the Route 91 music festival mass shooting appears on the MGM Grand sign in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson(Reuters) - Family and loved ones of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history have reached a settlement of at least $735 million with MGM Resorts, a law firm representing the victims said on Thursday. MGM Resorts owns the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock fatally shot 58 people and himself from the 32nd floor on Oct. 1, 2017. Representatives for MGM Resorts did not immediately respond to a request for comment.feeds.reuters.com
MGM Resorts commits up to $800M to victims of Vegas shooting
Publicly traded MGM Resorts acknowledged no liability or guilt with the agreement that attorneys said was reached Monday and made public just two days after the second anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre at a country music concert. No one wanted to upstage victim memorials with the settlement, said attorney Robert Eglet, who represents about 2,500 of the 4,400 people with claims against publicly traded MGM Resorts. MGM Resorts is insured for $751 million. A court battle pitting more than 65 legal firms against MGM Resorts could have taken a decade or more, Eglet said, while the agreement will "provide the greatest good" for those still recovering from the massacre. As legal claims piled up, MGM Resorts drew outrage by filing lawsuits last year against more than 1,900 victims in a bid to avoid liability.chicagotribune.com
Settlement for victims of Las Vegas massacre worth up to $800 million
He said the settlement which will be between $735 million and $800 million saved at least a decades worth of legal wrangling between the victims and MGM Resorts International. AdvertisementBut after the news conference was over, he said he was frustrated that a certain group would once again not be held to account in a mass shooting: gun manufacturers. Eglet, speaking near the end of the hourlong news conference at his office in Las Vegas, urged politicians to take action. Or the grocery store, for fear there may be some mass shooting there?I dont feel very free, he said. The Las Vegas shooting was the largest in modern American history.latimes.com