Vester Lee Flanagan II (aka Bryce Williams) killed his cats before killing two television journalists on live TV. I guess you have heard about the murders as it is world news and in every newspaper. To murder on live television was a USA first and it took US gun homicides to a new dimension. He filmed his murders with a video camera attached to his head.
“Bryce Williams” was Flanagan’s television or on-air name. We are told by the Telegraph newspaper that they have exclusive pictures of Flanagan’s apartment. The apartment looks sparse. There is a large pool of cat urine on the kitchen floor. It is covered by a towel. There were cat feces on the balcony.
Flanagan’s suicide note stated that he killed his two cats in a forest. He probably did it not long before murdering the two television journalists: WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.
Flanagan was gay and he felt persecuted and discriminated against. It seems his cats were indoor cats. It is interesting that he kept two cats. It is difficult to judge but cat lovers may question why there was a pool of cat urine in the kitchen and feces on the balcony. The feces were smeared on, apparently.
I am going to have a guess at what happened. The urination and defecation were as a result of violence against the cats in his apartment. Flanagan said he killed his cats in a forest but perhaps he killed them in his apartment and buried them in the forest (although see below).
Either way it is extremely sad and distressing. Why did he have to kill his cats? There were totally innocent creatures. He could have relinquished them to a shelter; done the decent thing. He can’t have valued their lives highly enough. They were disposable. This is the mentality that causes cat overpopulation in the USA.
A “source” said that Flanagan had a habit of throwing cat sh*t onto the balconies of neighbors who were men in his apartment block. He was nice to women but had anger management problems in relation to men. If that is the case perhaps someone threw it back onto his balcony accounting for the smeared feces there. Or he had it on his hands after throwing it and had deposited it from his hands onto his balcony.
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