Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend has publicly stated that she had no idea of the atrocities her boyfriend was planning.
Her name is Marilou Danley, and she was under the impression that Paddock was breaking up with her. The week of the attack he sent her to the Philippines with a $100,000 wire transfer.
Danley assumed that this was a sign that their relationship was over. She said of the attack: “At first [I thought] the unexpected trip home and the money was a way of breaking up with me… 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.”
After the attack, Danley immediately returned to the US in order to aid federal investigators. She was not forced to return, instead voluntarily returning to face the music of her partner’s heinous actions.
Danley met Paddock at a casino, according to Paddock’s brother Eric Paddock, noting that she put up with a great deal of his brother’s behaviors.
“The reason Mary Lou [sic] looks so plain in that picture they keep posting of her is because for him she would not wear perfumes or hair sprays or anything with scents in it because it affected him,” Eric told Reuters via text.
Eric and Danley’s response to Stephen Paddock’s actions in Las Vegas have led a great number of behavioral scientists, conspiracy theorists, and psychologists to question the motive behind Stephen’s actions.
Danley returned to the US this week, flying into Los Angeles International Airport. She was allowed a day to rest after her flight. Investigators began to question her Wednesday.
The purpose of the questioning is to ascertain what Danley knew about her boyfriend’s guns, electronics, and explosives. She was referred to as a person of interest by a Las Vegas Sheriff, though she has not been charged with any crime.
Here is a man with a good family, a partner that loves him… it is the opinion of this journalist that we will never truly know why this tragedy came to be.
(Source: New York Post)