Man Who Shot Wife And Son And Confessed To It On Facebook Live Commits Suicide
A Virginia man who was wanted for shooting his ex-wife and killing his teenaged son livestreamed his confession before killing himself.
Ths saga of the crazed killer who kicked in his ex-wife’s door and shot her before turning the gun on his 15-year-old son and ending his life is over. The man, identified by police as Earl Valentine, took to Facebook Live as he fled the crime scene, filming an unrepentant confession. After justifying the horrific act of violence, saying “She drug me all the way down to nothing,” he says, “I loved my wife, but she deserved what she had coming.” Now police say his killing spree is done after finding him dead from a self-inflicted gun shot wound in a South Carolina motel.
It all happened in the town of Norlina, North Carolina, not far from the Virginia border. It is believed the son, who is named after his father, was trying to defend his mother when he was shot. His final act before succumbing to his injuries was to call the police and tell them what happened. Despite his homicidal ambitions, Valentine's ex-wife Keisha survived the shooting but is in critical condition.
After telling his Facebook audience he felt “no remorse for what I did,” Valentine called police and told them he was headed home to Richmond, Virginia, to kill more family members, who were put under law enforcement protection. Authorities considered him armed and dangerous and say he made it clear he did not intend to be captured alive. “Pleasure knowing all y’all,” he said in his chilling video confession, adding “I don’t know if I’m gonna make it where I’m going, but if I don’t, I wish all of you a good life.” Police tracked his cellphone to Richmond before he headed south. His dead body was found late Wednesday night at a motel in Columbia, South Carolina.