Posted: Jan 21, 2010 9:21 AM by Vicki Smith, Associated Press
An attorney says the man suspected of killing eight people at a home in Virginia had a history of mental problems.
Lynchburg attorney Henry Devening handled legal matters for the family of suspected shooter Christopher Speight (spyt). The owner of a market where Speight worked as a security guard says Speight was worried about his sister and brother-in-law kicking him out of the house where they all lived. The sister and brother-in-law were among the shooting victims.
But Devening says he doesn't understand how Speight could have thought that. He says Speight's sister last week signed a deed putting the Appomattox property in Speight's name.
Devening says Speight had a history of mental problems and ran away from his sister's Georgia home during a breakdown in 2007.