Santa Shooter Lived With Guilt

By: Assiciated Press
By: Assiciated Press

The man who police say dressed as Santa Claus and killed nine people at a Christmas Eve party lived with guilt from an incident that left his son from a previous relationship a paraplegic, according to an attorney.

Prime suspect Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, who police said committed suicide hours after he went on a shooting rampage and started a raging house fire in the Los Angeles suburb of Covina, had a son who sustained severe brain damage several years ago in an apparent swimming pool accident while he was in Pardo's care, according to an attorney.

Police have said Pardo targeted his rampage at his former wife, and her family at the family's Christmas Eve party.

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