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  • Experts say broken system failed mentally ill gunman

    Eagle Tribune - 05/29/2016

    Jack Levin, co-director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University, said it’s extremely rare for a murder-suicide perpetrator to kill a stranger. He suggested the possibility that the two men had a connection they kept private, but investigators have not indicated there was a relationship between them, and Rabideau’s family said they did not know Verville.

    “It is extremely rare that a murder-suicide is committed by total strangers,” Levin said. “I always assume that the killer is not seriously mentally ill … but there are a few cases where mental illness does apply.”

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