1. Las Vegas gunman had help, police say, as his girlfriend claims she doesn’t know anything.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 5, 2017
Marilou Danley, an Australian citizen born in the Philippines, said she had no idea her “kind, caring, quiet” boyfriend Stephen Paddock, 64, was planning what would become the US worst modern-day shooting rampage.
This comes at the same time police say Paddock definitely had “help” planning the massacre that claimed fifty nine lives on Sunday at a Las Vegas music festival.
Danley, 62, few back from the Philippines to the US on Wednesday and was immediately interviewed by FBI agents. She also released a statement via her lawyer, Matthew Lombard.
“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 visit my family,” the statement said.
When he wired money – reportedly $US100,000 – to her in the Philippines to buy a house, Danley thought he was breaking up with her.
“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 something horrible like this was going to happen,” Danley’s statement said.