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UT Austin Stabbing suspect had mental problems; may also have been religious.

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin Police Chief David Carter stated the suspect in Monday afternoon’s stabbing attacks, Kendrex J. White, “obviously” had mental issues of some description.  Chief Carter did not elaborate on the mental issues except to say that suspect White had been involuntarily committed recently in another city.  In documents obtained by Austin TV News KXAN, suspect White claims no memory of the attacks.

The fourth stabbing victim is apparently still in hospital as of this writing.

A review of suspect White’s twitter feed from the hours and days before the stabbing revealed several Bible quotes, some from the New Testament.  He last tweet before the stabbings was one word followed by ’emojis’ of religious symbols. Suspect White wrote “Yahushua” followed by an apparently Christian cross and the shape of an apparently Jewish six pointed star.

One could look at the word “Yahushua” and associate it with “Yeshua HaMoshiach” and the Sacred Name movement.  One further click on google reveals several pages of references to a ‘Yahushua the Black Messiah.’  So, this writer is going to suggest that the correct reference could be ‘Yahushua the Black Messiah.’

One internet observer, cited below, also screen grabbed some ‘Snapchat’ images from midday on 1 May 2017 that appear to be suspect White wearing a shawl white in color with blue Hebrew characters and blue stripes.  We’re still working on corroborating images for those cited at Heavy.com.  Photos and videos of suspect White being handcuffed by police, which are quite numerous, show that he could be wearing a grey or pale shawl with no apparent stripes of any color over a tan shirt and a multicolored bandanna.  None of the photos of the arrest found so far show an angle clear enough to positively identify suspect White’s clothing beyond his tan shirt and multicolored bandanna.

Only psychiatrists who interview suspect White can actually determine what was in his mind and the veracity of claims he doesn’t recall walking slowly and calmly, stabbing men chosen apparently at random on the afternoon of 1 May 2017.

Sources:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ut-austin-stabbings-student-suspect-had-obvious-mental-health-issue-police-say/

Dallas Morning News 2 May 2017 article

What we know about the University of Texas stabbing suspect

Kendrex White: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

UT stabbing suspect says he doesn’t remember the attack

Tragic Stabbing at UT Austin on 1 May 2017: suspect in custody

AUSTIN, Texas, 1 May 2017 — Authorities report one dead, three injured and a suspect apprehended on University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) campus in a series of stabbings Monday afternoon.  Austin police arrested knife-wielding suspect, Kendrex J. White, within two minutes of receiving the first phone call about the stabbings, according to UT-Austin Police Chief David Carter.  North Texas school district, Graham ISD, has identified the deceased as Harrison Brown, Graham High School Class of 2016.  As of the morning of 2 May, one victim remains in hospital and the others have been treated and released. Austin-Travis County EMS reported transporting three to hospital and treating and releasing an unspecified number of non-life-threatening injuries in connection with Monday afternoon campus stabbings.

 

According to witness statements, the suspect stabbed one victim adjacent to a food truck near Gregory Gymnasium on the UT campus around 1:45 PM.  Police reported recovering three other severely wounded victims within a few blocks.  Witnesses said the suspect walked calmly around the area stabbing his victims.  Police spokesperson said the suspect calmly surrendered himself to a responding officer who drew his sidearm and placed the suspect under arrest.  Photos of the victim being apprehended show an African-American male.

Suspect Kendrex White is a 21-year-old biology major at UT Ausatin. Mr White graduated high school in 2014 from Killeen High School in the central Texas town of Killeen, outside Fort Hood, Texas.  Travis County records indicate an April 2017 arrest for DWI in which Mr. White failed to yield the right of way, crashed a vehicle and reported a prescription for “happy pills,” listed as Zoloft.

 

 

Sources:

http://www.statesman.com/news/crime–law/stabbing-linked-mental-health-not-targeted-attack-sources-say/oCmhqRtxH14NhpHtvlcEJM/

Austin American-Statesman video interview with witness Rachel Prichett

http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article_2017-05-02-US–University%20of%20Texas-Stabbings/id-64011ac9401048be998cf52718280aa7

http://www.kvue.com/news/local/stabbing-reported-on-ut-campus/435658092

Kxan.com/2017/05/01/what-we-know-about-the-university-of-texas-stabbing-suspect/

Image Credits:

abc news image of suspect K White in police custody

http://www.statesman.com/news/breaking-news/photos-one-killed-three-hurt-stabbing-the-university-texas-campus-may/s5uLulWHJ3r7NQXoDjBBBK/#23

Image credit: Ray Arredondo