Revealing the Troubling Inner Voices of the Lewiston Mass Shooter

The chilling details surrounding the Lewiston mass shooting have started to emerge, providing insight into the troubling mental state of the shooter, Robert Card. Prior to the tragic incident, Card claimed to hear voices in his head, referring to himself as a “pedophile.” This revelation paints a grim picture of a man tormented by his own mind, descending into paranoia and violence.

Card’s family members were among the first to express concerns about his erratic behavior. They reported instances where he verbally lashed out at them and even threatened them with a gun. The 40-year-old gunman’s actions were not only alarming but also indicative of deep-rooted paranoia that was consuming him.

In addition to his family’s concerns, Card’s heavy drinking leading up to the mass shooting worsened his unstable mental state. His paranoia had escalated to the point where he considered hiring a lawyer, believing that people were falsely accusing him of being a pedophile.

The Maine National Guard also grew increasingly worried about Card, a US Army reservist. His fellow soldiers feared that he might “snap and commit a mass shooting,” leading them to urge local authorities to check on his well-being. Unfortunately, their fears turned out to be prophetic.

Adding to the confusion and chaos, there were premature online claims that Card was a registered sex offender. These claims were based on the discovery of a Robert W. Card listed on Maine’s sex offender registry. However, it was later clarified that the suspect in the mass shooting was Robert R. Card, not the individual listed on the registry.

According to Katie Card, who is married to Robert’s brother, Robert started hearing “horrible” voices shortly after being fitted for high-powered hearing aids. He began picking up voices that he had never heard before, further complicating his deteriorating mental state.

In September, the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office dispatched officers to Card’s home after receiving information from the U.S. Army Reserve about Card making “veiled threats” against an Army base. This incident further highlighted the severity of Card’s mental health issues and the potential danger he posed.

The Lewiston mass shooting serves as a tragic reminder of the devastating consequences of untreated mental health issues. It emphasizes the urgent need for comprehensive mental health services and early intervention strategies to prevent such horrific incidents in the future.

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