Stephen Paddock’s Girlfriend Marilou Danley Releases Statement On Las Vegas Massacre
Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock has issued a statement on the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Danley calls the massacre an ‘awful event,’ while affirming her love for ‘kind, caring’ Paddock.
Read the entire statement below:
I am devastated by the deaths and injuries that have occurred and my prayers go out to the victims and their families and all those who have been hurt by these awful events.
I have faith in God and I will continue to pray for everyone who has been harmed or hurt. I am a mother and grandmother and my heart breaks for all who have lost loved ones.
I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man. I loved him and hoped for a quiet future together with him.
He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen.
A little more than two weeks ago, Stephen told me he found a cheap ticket for me to the Philippines and that he wanted me to take a trip home to see my family.
Like all Filipinos abroad, I was excited to go home and see family and friends. While there, he wired me money, which he said was for me to buy a house for me and my family.
I was grateful, but honestly, I was worried that first the unexpected trip home and then the money was a way of breaking up with me.
It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone.
I have not made a statement until now because I have been cooperating with the authorities. I voluntarily flew back to America because I know that the FBI and the Las Vegas Police Department wanted to talk to me and I wanted to talk to them.
I will cooperate fully with their investigation. Anything I can do to help ease suffering and help in any way, I will do. Please respect my privacy and my family’s privacy.
In yet another strange turn of events, Las Vegas shooting ‘person of interest’ Marilou Danley told family not to worry about the massacre.
“She said, ‘Relax, we shouldn’t worry about it. I’ll fix it. Do not panic. I have a clean conscience,”” said Danley’s brother.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 4, 2017
New York Daily News reports:
The girlfriend of Las Vegas attacker Stephen Paddock told family she has a “clean conscience” following his horrific mass murder and that she wanted to return to the U.S. to clear her name.
Marilou Danley was thousands of miles away, in the Philippines, when police revealed her identity and said she might hold the key to why Paddock set up a sniper’s nest on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and rained death on a country music festival.
“I called her up immediately,” her brother, Reynaldo Bustos, told ABC News. “She said, ‘Relax, we shouldn’t worry about it. I’ll fix it. Do not panic. I have a clean conscience.’”
Marilou Danley arrived back in the United States on Tuesday night.
She was questioned by the FBI and then escorted from the LA airport.