Confessed Shooter a Marine Reservist

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

The U.S. Marine Corps gives News 3 more information into John Thuesen's military career. A spokesman with the Marines said the 25 year old is a Marine reservist who is now inactive but was called up to active duty in 2004 when he was deployed to Iraq. Thuesen was in Iraq from August 2004 to March 2005 as a Sergeant radio operator. As stated before Thuesen is now inactive, but the Marine Corps did say Thuesen more than likely saw combat but they were unable to be more specific.

Thuesen is the admitted shooter in Friday's double homicide of Travis and Rachel Joiner in College Station. Thuesen is charged with capital murder and remains in Brazos County Jail without bond.

According to College Station police, Thuesen called authorities Friday after the shootings and later admitted he had shot the Eldorado siblings.

Thuesen is an Austin County native, originally from Cat Spring. Calls to area law enforcement agencies show the 25 year old has been arrested for various alcohol related offenses, including a DUI and DWI. He was also arrested in Waller County in 2007 for stalking, which is a felony offense. That charge was later changed to a misdemeanor of criminal trespassing.


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