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Alvin Lee King
Alvin Lee King
Background information
Birth name Alvin Lee King III
Occupation Teacher
Farmer
Born (1934-12-23)December 23, 1934
Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
Died

January 19, 1982(1982-01-19) (aged 47)
Daingerfield, Texas, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Parents Alvin Lee King
Hazel King
Spouse(s) Gretchen King
Attack information
Date June 22, 1980
Location(s) Daingerfield, Texas, United States
Target(s) First Baptist Church
Killed 5
Injured 10
Weapon(s) M1 carbine with heat shield and bayonet
Colt AR-15 SP1 Rifle with telescopic sight and bayonet
Smith & Wesson M10 .38-caliber revolver
Röhm RG-10 .22-caliber revolver

Alvin Lee King III was an American former high school teacher and farmer, who killed five people and wounded ten others at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas, United States on June 22, 1980.

King, who was armed with a scoped semi-automatic XM16E1-type derivative, an M1 carbine, and two revolvers, committed his rampage, after members of the church had declined his request to appear as character witnesses in a trial in which he was charged with raping his daughter. King was arrested after shooting himself and charged with five counts of murder and ten counts of attempted murder, but committed suicide in his prison cell on January 19, 1982, before he could be convicted.[1][2][3][4]

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VictimsEdit

  • Gene Gandy, 50
  • Mary Regina Linam, 7
  • James Y. McDaniel, 53
  • Thelma Richardson, 78
  • Kenneth Truitt, 49

Among those wounded were Jack Dean and Laverne McDaniel, 51.

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