Maine shooter thought local businesses attacked in shooting were spreading ‘pedophile’ rumors about him: Docs

Maine law enforcement officers wrote in an affidavit released Tuesday that Robert Card believed local businesses, including the ones he allegedly attacked, were involved in spreading a rumor online that he was a pedophile. Card, who was found dead on Friday night, was accused of killing 18 people and injuring another 13 after opening fire at the Schemengees Bar and Grille and Just In Time bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine, on Oct. 25.

Card also believed that some family members were involved in the conspiracy, according to his brother. His brother said Card met his ex-girlfriend during a cornhole competition at Schemengees Bar and Grille. After Card’s ex-girlfriend ended the relationship, the family member said that his brother began ‘wearing hearing aids and had been saying crazy things.

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