A man close to the family of Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock opened up in an interview with “A Current Affair” about Paddock’s beleaguered relationship with his girlfriend and his fondness for Vegas casino prostitutes.
The Daily Mail reports Australian businessman Adam Le Fevre was in a relationship with the sister of Marilou Danley, Paddock’s longtime girlfriend. Le Fevre says their relationship was strained and that Paddock was often “condescending” toward 62-year-old Ms. Danley, making her “nervous and jittery.”
Le Fevre says he observed a lot about Paddock on a trip the two couples took to Las Vegas two years ago. He claims the gunman had an affinity for the prostitutes offered by casinos. Referring to offers of free prostitutes offered to Paddock by casinos in Las Vegas, Mr. Le Fevre said: “I did have no questions that some of those offers had been accepted, yes.”
He said the relationship between the shooter and his partner was “not loving” or “caring.”
“I experienced Steve talking to Marilou in an abrupt manner, at times. Marilou … seemed very nervous and jittery around Steve. He would talk in a condescending way, at times.”
Firing from his 32nd floor Mandalay Bay resort room Sunday night, Paddock shot and killed 58 people–and injured nearly 500–attending a country music festival, in the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Le Fevre says he is confident Ms. Danley, who had immigrated to Australia, had no knowledge of Paddock’s intentions.
“I think I know Marilou and the family well enough… and all of them a very loving family, and I believe if Marilou had the slightest inkling that something wasn’t right, that she would’ve attempted to intervene and shared that with her family.”
Le Fevre said it’s still surreal thinking about knowing a mass murderer so closely.
“It is a very chilling thought to know that the person that is at the center of the world’s largest story at the moment was somebody that I knew, somebody that I was welcomed into their home, into their family, into their life.”
He noted Paddock was always a staunch defender of the second amendment.
“He was very strict and very firm on the fact that it’s a right. It’s the freedom of every American to participate, to own a gun and use it… when need be.”
He said Paddock claimed he earned up to $300,000 a year gambling at Las Vegas casinos, working with a base of roughly one to two million dollars.
Marilou Danley, 62, told the FBI Paddock had developed “mental health symptoms” and would scream at night, it has emerged. Danley said Paddock, 64, “would lie in bed, just moaning and screaming, ‘Oh my God,”‘ according to an ex-FBI official briefed on the situation.
Investigators who interviewed Danley, after she arrived back in the US from the Philippines on Tuesday night, believe that he may have been in “mental or physical anguish,” the official and another FBI source told NBC News.
Danley is an Australian citizen who had renounced her Filipino citizenship, according to a local report by ABS-CBN.
She is considered a “person of interest” in the investigation.
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