Texas shooter Devin Kelley, who massacred 26 people inside the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs last November, apologized for his actions shortly before he shot himself, his widow Danielle has revealed.
“He kept saying how sorry he was,” Danielle recalled Devin saying in a telephone call in the aftermath of the shooting, according to San Antonio Express-News.
Breaking her silence publicly for the first time in nine months, the 23-year-old widow who said she was devastated by what he did at the church on Nov. 5, 2017, and would die in the place of her husband’s victims, said she will always love him anyhow.
“No matter what, I will love him,” she said of Devin, who is the father of her two children. “Even though he went off and ruined more people’s lives than I could ever imagine.”
Devin was captured on the church’s video recorder shooting his victims, which included several young children, execution-style. He shot them as they sang “Are You Washed in the Blood?” At least eight members of one family, including a pregnant mother, were also killed and 20 others wounded.
Danielle recalled how her troubled husband had tied her up in their home just before he went out to attack the church that morning.
On his way to the church, he called his parents and told them his wife needed help. While his parents were with Danielle, he called another time to give them the devastating news as they listened over speakerphone.
“I just shot up the Sutherland Springs church,” he said frantically.
They thought he was still shooting when the call came in and they begged him to stop.
“He was like ‘I can’t, I’ve killed so many people. So, so many people,'” Danielle said. “He kept saying how sorry he was.”
Danielle’s mother, Michelle Shields, believes her daughter is still somewhat under the spell of her late husband, whom she described as controlling and abusive.
“I don’t know if she’s finally coming around to it, admitting to it, or if she’s just saying it because she thinks that’s what I want to hear her say,” Shields told the San Antonio Express-News.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair